First trailer for Irma Vep, the OCS series by Olivier Assayas

25 years after Maggie Cheung, Alicia Vikander will take over the role in a new serial version.

Screened in world preview during the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival which is currently taking place, the series Irma Vep ofOlivier Assayas is revealed online with a first trailer, which announces its release on June 7, on OCS:

It is Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider, Ex Machina) who takes over the title role held in 1996 by Maggie Cheung, in this new serial version, again directed by Assayas, who adapts his own film 25 years later.

We will therefore find a new Mira (Vikander), “film star disillusioned both by her career and her recent breakup. She arrives in France to embody Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, “Les Vampires”. As filming progresses, Mira realizes that the boundaries between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and coalesce. Irma Vep explores the fine lines between fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, but also art and life.”

Dn the rest of the cast, we will notably see Vincent Macaigne (Night doctor, The things we say, the things we do, The origin of the world), who will play the role of René Vidal, a well-known director in the film world, as well as Jeanne Balibar, who will play Zoe, a slightly deranged costume designer with an ambiguous relationship with Mira. Vincent Lacoste (lost illusions) will be a young actor who shows immense talent.

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