The American Film Market (AFM) debuted a slew of new images and synopses from upcoming films, including one of French actress Audrey Tautou’s new film. Best known for her starring role in 2001’s Amélie, Tautou will next be seen in the remake of the 1962 French film Thérèse Desqueyroux and it’ll be called Therese D. The original was itself based upon the novel of the same name by author and Nobel Prize Laureate François Mauriac. The remake is directed by French filmmaker Claude Miller (The Little Theif) and centers on a woman trapped in a disappointing marriage who tries to reclaim her freedom by any means. Hit the jump to check out the first image promo and official synopsis.
Here’s the synopsis for Therese D (Thérèse Desqueyroux):
France, late 1920’s. Lovely and free-spirited, Thérèse marries her neighbor Bernard Desqueyroux, thus joining their respective properties in one vast estate. Bernard tolerates his brilliant, passionate young wife’s strong character and opinions, but she soon finds herself suffocated by the boredom of her provincial life and her husband’s intellectual mediocrity. She dreams of Paris, longs for stimulation and culture and, despite herself, starts to seek a way out. Until the day Bernard gets intoxicated with deadly arsenic… What starts as a mistake turns into an attempt to poison him. Thérèse is found out and, in addition to being disgraced in both her own and her husband’s families, she must face justice for her attempted murder.
The heartbraking torment of an astonishing and superb character, played by French star Audrey Tautou.
Here’s the image. Therese D shoots next year.