Though the film industry is full of uncertainty and craziness (even when there’s no global pandemic), filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve has found a way to be one of the most consistent directors working today. Over the past decade, almost like clockwork, Hansen-Løve has released a new film every two years. And even though her newest film, “Bergman Island” (which is likely a victim of the pandemic and will instead debut next year), has yet to be released, it appears she is already lining up her next-next film.
According to Cineuropa, Mia Hansen-Løve has found a partner with Arte France Cinéma, who will help co-produce and distribute her upcoming film, “Un beau matin.” The film is set to star Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Nicole Garcia, and Melvil Poupaud and will begin production in 2021. The film follows the story of a woman and her family as they navigate the struggles of finding a place for her father to live, as he suffers from a neurodegenerative disease. Along the way, the woman runs into a lost love, and her life changes forever.
As mentioned, “Un beau matin” isn’t going to be the next Hansen-Løve film to arrive in theaters. We were fully expecting “Bergman Island” to arrive in 2020, but the pandemic had other plans. It would appear, at this point, that the most likely place for that film to premiere is next year’s Cannes, if everything is calm by then, of course. And instead of getting a new Hansen-Løve film every two years, we could be looking at back-to-back years, with “Un beau matin” possibly arriving in time for 2022.
In addition to the new film for Hansen-Løve, Arte France Cinéma picked up a few more films including another feature from acclaimed filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, titled “Les herbes sèches.” That feature will star Deniz Celiloglu, Merve Dizdar, and Musab Ekici and tells the story of two teachers looking to escape their current situations. There’s also a brand-new feature from Quentin Dupieux titled “Incroyable mais vrai.” That film, from the director of “Rubber” and “Deerskin,” stars Alain Chabat, Léa Drucker, Benoît Magimel, and Anaïs Demoustier.
There’s no word on when we might see these three films arrive in theaters. Obviously, given the fact that Hansen-Løve, Ceylan, and Dupieux are some of the most acclaimed international filmmakers working today, we can assume each will debut the features at future film festivals, hopefully not too long from now.