Presented in Special Sessions at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, the film will be released in theaters this summer.
This time, it is not only in front of the camera that we find Noemie merlant, but also behind. The 33-year-old actress, nominated for the Césars 2020 in the Best Female Hope category for Portrait of the girl on fire of Celine sciamareturns to the big screen with Mi iubita my love. First feature film as a director, she also plays Jeanne, a young woman who is going to celebrate her bachelorette party in Romania with friends. There she meets Nino and his family. Everything separates them. It’s the beginning of a passionate and timeless summer.
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In an interview for She in 2021, the year in which the film was presented in Special Screenings at Cannes, she told of her desire to reverse the roles. ” The desire to create has always been rooted in me. Although it took me a while to realize it. First I was a model. Then, actress. I tended to be pigeonholed into a box. I quickly understood that as soon as you overflow, it gets in the way. People don’t know where to put you anymore. This attitude on the part of others has maintained my lack of confidence. It took a long time to unlock. […] It was women who encouraged me. That they are called Celine Sciamma, Sandrine Bonnaire, Melanie Laurent… They all went through the actress stage before becoming directors. Emmanuelle Bercot is probably the one that has helped me the most. She is very present in my life. She is a woman that I love very much and who is there to give me advice on editing, on the script […] “. The two women worked together on the set of jumborealized by Zoe wittockwhere they played a very fusional mother-daughter duo.
Noémie Merlant: “Mi iubita, my love, it’s a film made between friends!”