Behind the glamor of the stars and the quality of the competition, the Cannes Film Festival also allows many talents to sign or even sell their films with producers and distributors. And according to Deadline, one of the big bosses of contemporary French cinema will take the opportunity to find a buyer during the festivities. Indeed, Michel Gondry, who had not released a film since 2015 and his comedy Microbe and Gasoil, is back on the Croisette with Le Livre des solutions, his new creation. The director, who has found his style between absurd humor and arty and elegant artistic direction, also holds his headliner with the presence of Pierre Niney in the casting. The director, Oscar winner in 2005 for his cult Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , is keeping details about the film a secret for the time being. According to our American colleagues, The Book of Solutions should be an intimate drama about a director who faces a breakdown in creativity and will have to face his inner demons to overcome it. The comedian Blanche Gardin, Vincent Elbaz (The Young Peril), Frankie Wallach (Versailles) and Camille Rutherford are also announced in the casting, even if it is only rumors for the moment. It is also the first time that Pierre Niney and Michel Gondry will work together, while the French actor has had a string of critical and popular successes in recent months (Black Box, Lovers, Goliath, etc.). Pierre Niney will also be in Cannes for Mascarade, the new dramatic comedy by Nicolas Bedos, presented out of competition at the festival. Obviously, fans of La Flamme will also find him in the role of doctor Juiphe alongside Jonathan Cohen in Le Flambeau, which is scheduled for release on May 23 on Canal+ and MyCanal.
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