On the set of “L’Origine du mal” by Sébastien Marnier, Chabrol meets Billy Wilder

Sur le tournage de L?origine du mal, film de Sébastien Marnier. Sébastien Marnier, Dominique Blanc et Laure Calamy

It’s a bit like landing on “La Cérémonie” by Claude Chabrol moved to “Sunset Boulevard”… Visit on the set of Sébastien Marnier’s next film (“Irréprochable”, “L’Heure de la sortie”), where , despite the sanitary restrictions, the atmosphere is both cheerful and conscientious.

“We will put artificial flowers. I have plenty … “Louise (Dominique Blanc), dressed like a former star of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, does not seem particularly affected by her recent widowhood. The scene now takes place in the grand marble entrance hall of a lavish Riviera villa, which may be home to the ghosts of Bette Davis or Gloria Swanson. With her daughter (Doria Tillier), her granddaughter (Céleste Brunnquell, In therapy) and her maid-companion (Véronique Ruggia), Louise returns from the funeral of her husband (Jacques Weber), the only man in the house. and the film, which, therefore, will not be entitled to fresh flowers on his grave …

After Irréprochable (2016) and L’Heure de la sortie (2018), and their imposing female characters, Sébastien Marnier was filming L’Origine du mal: the story of Stéphane (Laure Calamy), a worker in a cannery at the start of the year. , who reconnected with an extremely rich father whom she had never known and who lived reclusively in his huge home with the women of his life. When his father dies, Stéphane lies to be accepted in this deleterious gynoeceum …

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