February 4, 2023

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Pyramide board from ‘Elle’ producer Catherine Breillat’s last summer

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Pyramid International has boarded “Last Summer,” an erotic thriller from daring French director Catherine Breillat, which is being produced by SBS Productions, the leading French banner behind Paul Verhoeven’s Oscar-nominated “Elle.”

“Last Summer” boasts a strong cast led by Lea Drucker (“Custody”), Olivier Robordin (“Benedetta”), Clotilde Corau (“In the Shadow of Women”) and newcomer Samuel Kircher.

The Paris-based company, whose sales team is led by Agathe Moruk, is teasing the project with a three-minute promo at the UniFrance Rendez-Vous in Paris this week.

Drucker plays Anne, a brilliant lawyer who lives happily in Paris with her husband Pierre and their 6- and 8-year-old daughters. One day, Theo, 17, Pierre’s son from a previous marriage, moves in with them. Anne is troubled by Theo’s presence and slowly becomes involved in a passionate relationship with him, jeopardizing her career and family life.

A master at tackling taboo subjects tied to sex, Breillat’s best-known movies include “The Last Mistress,” which competed at Cannes in 2007, as well as “Romance” and “Anatomy of Hell.” Breillat also directed Isabelle Huppert in “Abus de Fables”.

For “Last Summer,” Breillat is once again working with a stellar cast, notably Drucker, who won Best Actress for her heartbreaking and powerful performance in “Custody.”

The film will reunite Breillat and Pyramide, who previously collaborated on “Romance” and “The Last Mistress.”

Pyramid International’s rendez-vous roster includes “My Soul’s Desire,” Lucy Borletto’s sexy drama starring Zita Hanrot (“Fatima”) and Louise Chevillot (“Synonyms”); and Yves Duchemin’s “Time Out” with Karim Lechloe (“Bac Nord”).

The company is also repping Benoît Volnais’ feature debut “Before We Collapse,” starring Alice Janiter (“The Art of Losing”) and Niels Schneider. The movie will compete in Rotterdam.

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