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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

L’Économie du couple

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h38

Synopsis

After 15 years of living together, Marie and Boris decide to get a divorce. Marie had bought the house in which they live with their two daughters, but it was Boris who had completely renovated it. Since he cannot afford to find another place to live, they must continue to share it. When all is said and done, neither of the two is willing to give up.

Director

Joachim Lafosse

Joachim Lafosse was born in Brussels in 1975. After receiving his diploma from the IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion), he directed his first feature film, Private Madness, selected for competition at Locarno, in 2004. In 2006, he made two features, Ça Rend Heureux (in competition at Locarno, and Grand Prix du Jury of the Premiers Festival Plans of Angers) and Private Property with Isabelle Huppert (in competition at Venice). In 2007 his fourth feature, Private Lessons was shown in the Directors’ Fortnight. Joachim Lafosse’s career has gathered speed with each new film, and with this momentum has come national and international recognition: Our Children was selected for Un Certain Regard and won Best Actress for Emilie Dequenne. In 2015, he made White Knights with a top tier cast (Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli and Reda Kateb). The film was presented at Toronto and won Best Director at San Sebastian.

Bérénice Bejo
Cédric Kahn
Jade Soentjens
Margaux Soentjens
Marthe Keller

Screenplay
Mazarine Pingeot, Fanny Burdino, Joachim Lafosse, avec la collaboration de Thomas van Zuylen

Image
Jean-François Hensgens

Sound
Marc Engels, Ingrid Simon, Valérie Le Docte, Thomas Gauder

Editing
Yann Dedet

Set decoration
Olivier Radot

Production
Les Films du Worso
38 Boulevard Raspail
75007 Paris – France
T : +33 1 45 44 07 70
info@lesfilmsduworso.com
www.lesfilmsduworso.com

Versus production
17 Mont Saint-Martin
4000 Liège – Belgique
T : +32 4 223 18 35
info@versusproduction.be
www.versusproduction.be

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales
Le Pacte
5 rue Darcet
75017 Paris – France
T : +33 1 44 69 59 59
sales@le-pacte.com
www.le-pacte.com

Distribution
Le Pacte

Presse / Publicist

France
Marie-Christine Damiens
mc@mcdamiens.fr
Assistée de Emma Blunden
bureau@mcdamiens.fr

Internationale
Brigitta Portier
French mobile: + 33 6 28 96 81 65
International mobile: +32 4 77 98 25 84
brigittaportier@alibicommunications.be

Press release

EXTRAITS

“Superbe” – Télérama
“Joachim Lafosse frappe fort !” – Les Echos
“un magnifique film sur l’amour perdu” – Metronews
“virtuously directed” – The Hollywood Reporter
“an unflinching portrait of the final weeks of a marriage” – Screen International
“Lafosse is willing to sacrifice entertainment in favor of truth” – Variety
“l’excellent film du Belge Joachim Lafosse” – France Culture
“Le nouveau Joachim Lafosse fait forte impression” – Grazia