Xavier Seron is currently filming his second feature Chiennes de vie
MANUFACTURING / FINANCING Belgium / France
by Aurora Engelen
– Jean-Jacques Rausin, Aurora Marion and Arieh Worthalter will lead the cast of the Belgian filmmaker’s new film
Actor Jean-Jacques Rausin, actress Aurora Marion and actor Arieh Worthalter
Having already won a multitude of awards for his short films (including 3 Magrittes for best fiction short film for black bear, The plumber – both co-directed by Méryl Fortunat-Rossi – and Gurgling) and after turning heads in 2016 with his moving yet radical feature debut (Death by death [+see also:
interview: Xavier Seron
film profile]), Xavier Seron make another comeback with female dogs of lifewhich has just started filming.
The film explores three overlapping destinies, three stories of human beings and dogs. It follows the adventures of Tom who agrees to take in his deceased neighbor’s chihuahua in order to win the affection of Cécile, the caretaker’s daughter. The only problem is that this seemingly harmless little beast seems to have driven his master to suicide and seems to resent Tom. We also meet Greta, actress and muse of a famous perfume brand, whose dog and assistant were run over and killed by a truck. She meets Charlotte in a laundromat and offers this woman to replace her assistant… or does she want her to replace her dog? Last but not least, we meet Franck and Lola who fall in love at first sight. Franck has never had so much in common with anyone… Only one problem: Lola doesn’t like dogs. Franck is forced to choose between his new love Lola and his best friend and best dog in the world Perdita.
The film’s cast features Xavier Seron’s loyal playmate and former hero of I kill myself to say it Jean Jacques Rausinas well as the actress Aurora Marion (discovered in Almayer’s madness [+see also:
film profile] by Chantal Akerman), Arieh Worthalter (recently excellent in The end of love [+see also:
film profile] and Hug me tight [+see also:
film profile]; soon to be seen in Patricia Mazuy Saturn Skittlesand alongside Virginie Efira in Rodeo) and Louise Coat (end brilliant in the short film Ice cubesbut also seen in pandora).
Produced in Belgium by Hélicotronc, co-produced in France by Artisans du Film and sold worldwide by Be For Films, female dogs of life was one of the many films supported a few years ago by the Center du Film de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Filming will take place in Brussels and its region from April 20 to May 20.
(Translated from French)
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