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Exclusive: Lea Mysius will direct the French thriller “The Birthday Party”

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It is produced by Marie-Ange Luciani’s Les Films de Pierre, whose credits include the Palme d’Or-winning

Anatomy Of A Fall,

alongside Jean-Louis Livi’s F Comme Film, which produced Florian Zeller’s

The Father. It is produced by Marie-Ange Luciani’s Les Films de Pierre. Their credits include the Palme d’Or-winning Anatomy of a Fall, alongside Jean-Louis Livi’s F Comme Film which produced Florian Zeller’s

The father.Set within a rural French hamlet, the story follows a husband, his wife, daughter, and a neighbour. As the man plans a surprise for his wife’s birthday, inexplicable happenings begin to disrupt the hamlet’s quiet existence before turning into a nightmarish chain of events when night falls.Mauvignier’s novel, which translates to “stories of the night”, was longlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize.The film is in pre-production with shooting planned for May 2024. Luciani told Screen that the film is a female version of Cronenberg’s

A History of Violence

. She described the adaptation as “a real challenge both in terms of writing, and direction because the book was so strong. But what Lea does with it is incredible.” It’s a movie that relies heavily on the performances of the actors.”

The casting has not yet been confirmed, and a sales agency has not yet signed up.

Mysius is a Cannes regular: Her debut feature Ava premiered in Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2017 where it won the SACD prize, and her second title , the supernatural psychodrama The Five Devils (Les Cinq Diables) premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight in 2022.

Her screenwriting credits include Claire Denis’

Stars At Noon, Arnaud Desplechin’s Ismael’s Ghosts and Oh Mercy!,

and Jacques Audiard’s Paris, 13th District.Luciani also produced Robin Campillo’s San Sebastian title Red Island and is producing Claire Burger’s upcoming Langue Etrangere starring Chiara Mastroianni and Nina Hoss with Germany’s Razor Film Produktion that is in post-production. She is also reteaming with David Thion of Les Films Pelleas for Triet’s upcoming feature.

F Comme Film’s Livi also produced Mysius’ Ava And The Five Devils, and is now co-producing Anne Fontaine’s upcoming Maurice Ravel biopic Bolero with Philippe Carcassonne’s Cine@ and CineFrance Studios.France TV Distribution boards Giulio Callegari’s debut feature ‘Robot T-0’ (exclusive)

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