A contempo twist on Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary,” Fontaine’s pic turns on the unlikely romance between an ex-Parisian hipster (Luchini) living in Normandy and an attractive British woman (Arterton) who has moved into a small farm nearby with her husband.
Gaumont saw success with Fontaine’s previous pic, “Two Mothers”. Gaumont’s €17 million “Turning Tide,” Christophe Offenstein, is set to sail to key international territories. Sailing drama stars Guillaume Canet and Francois Cluzet. Gaumont — the pic’s producer, distributor and seller — has inked pre-sales pacts after showing a promo to Cannes market buyers, including Canada (Metropole), Italy (Lucky Red), Australia (Vendetta), South Korea (Barunson), Hong Kong (Edko), Israel (Nachshon), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania), Turkey (Calinos) and Lusomondo (Portugal).