PREVIEW: Eiffel (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped), Emma Mackey (Death on the Nile), Pierre Deladonchamps (Stranger by the Lake), Armande Boulanger (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Bruno Raffaelli (The French Minister), Alexandre Steiger (Yves Saint Laurent), Andranic Manet (A Paris Education), Philippe Hérisson (Three Worlds), Stéphane Boucher (Munich: The Edge of War), Jérémy Lopez (Penny Pincher!), Damien Zanoly (Cezanne and I), Sophie Fougère (The French Dispatch), Joe Rezwin (Sarah’s Key), Jérémie Petrus (Fanny’s Journey)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Martin Bourboulon (Daddy or Mommy), director; Caroline Bongrand (film debut), writer; Vanessa van Zuylen (Up for Love), producer; Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel), composer; Matias Boucard (Goal of the Dead), cinematographer; Virginie Bruant (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Valérie Deseine (Me, Myself and Mum), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After contributing to the construction of the Statue of Liberty, renowned French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel (Duris) is keen to pursue smaller projects, despite being pressured by the government to produce something new for the 1889 Paris World Fair. However, a chance encounter with Adrienne (Mackey), a mysterious woman from his past, inspires Eiffel to begin work on an iconic monument that will change the French skylines forever…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Essentially France’s answer to Shakespeare in Love, this historical romance takes the tale of engineer Gustave Eiffel – and the construction of his most lasting legacy, the Eiffel Tower – and mixes it with a fictional, but no less pleasing, romance.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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