After David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future, Léa Seydoux will star in the new film by Audrey Diwan, director of L’Evénement.
It’s a small clap of thunder that has just fallen on the Cannes Croisette on the eve of the festival. According to The French Moviea new adaptation of the novel Emmanuelle, which inspired the cult erotic film of the same name, will be directed by Audrey Diwan.
The information leaked to the Cannes film market, creating a stir. Emmanuelle, an erotic feature film released in 1974, has become a cult work, devoting its interpreter Sylvia Kristel to the rank of icon.
Taken from the sulphurous novel by Emmanuelle Arsan, this feature film will deliver a new vision of this work. The main role was entrusted to Léa Seydoux. The actress will be showing the new David Cronenberg, The Crimes of the Future, in theaters on May 25.
Audrey Diwan, Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for L’Evénement, will be in charge of the project. She will write the screenplay with Rebecca Zlotowski (Belle épine, Grand Central, Une fille facile).
This female trio is in danger of dynamiting French cinema with this new adaptation of a provocative and incandescent work. This will be the director’s first English-language film.
Forbidden to children under 16 at the time of its release, the work follows Emmanuelle, a young woman who lives in a very liberated way with her husband Jean. During the trip that takes her to Bangkok to join her husband, Emmanuelle meets two men on the plane and gives herself a few fleeting pleasures.
During her stay, she meets two young girls, Marie-Ange and Bee, with whom she has an affair. Jean, meanwhile, decides to push Emmanuelle into the arms of a perverse sexagenarian…