Directed by David and Stephane Foenkinos, the omnibus film follows six couples and revolves around their intimate lives and fantasies, from role-playing to exhibitionism and abstinence.
Besides Bellucci, Bouquet and Viard, the film stars Suzanne Clément (“Mommy”), Jean-Paul Rouve (“C’est la Vie!”), Joséphine Japy (“Love at Second Sight”), Denis Podalydès (“An Officer and a Spy”), Céline Sallette (“The Returned”), Nicolas Bedos (“Mr & Mrs Adelman”), Ramzy Bedia (“Lost Bullet”), Alice Taglioni (“Claire Darling”), Joséphine de Meaux (“Dheepan”) and William Lebghil (“C’est la Vie!”)
“Fantasies” is in post-production and will be released in France by Gaumont during the second semester of 2021. Gaumont is handling international sales on the movie and will introduce it to buyers at the American Film Market, which kicks off Monday.
“With its glamorous cast, its light-heartedness and well-polished look, ‘Fantasies’ is typically the kind of local film that we think buyers are looking for in this complicated market,” said Alexis Cassanet, the head of international sales at Gaumont.
The movie is produced by Mandarin Production, Eric and Nicolas Altmayer’s well-established company whose track record includes Anne Fontaine’s “The Innocents” and Francois Ozon’s “Summer 85” and “By the Grace of God.”
Stephane Foenkinos is a filmmaker and casting agent, and his brother David is a critically acclaimed novelist. The pair previously teamed up on the 2011 film “La Delicatesse” with Audrey Tautou and François Damiens, and on “Jalouse” with Viard.