Dive into: why was the shooting of this film postponed for a year?
On the occasion of the first unencrypted broadcast of the film Plonger on Sunday July 11, 2021, from 10:40 p.m. on France 2, Télé Star reveals the reason why Mélanie Laurent had to postpone the shooting of this feature film by a year. .
Released in theaters in 2017, the film entitled To dive, worn by Gilles LelloucheandMaria Valverde, will be broadcast for the first time on French television on Sunday 11 July 2021, from 10:40 p.m. on France 2. Realized by Melanie Laurent, this feature film is in fact the film adaptation of the eponymous novel by Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, which won the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française, but also the Renaudot prize for high school students. He was also selected in the category “Special Presentations” and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017.
In the original work, it is the character embodied on the screen by Gilles Lellouche who speaks, while the film, the director decided to “give back a voice to women, [s]’attach to telling the story of this couple through their point of view “. If the filming of this feature film was initially to take place in 2015, it was eventually postponed for a year due to the lack of“money for an expensive film shot in four countries”. Finally, Melanie Laurent and his team were able to start filming in 2016, in the Sultanate of Oman.
Mélanie Laurent: “We all stayed in bungalows on the beach”
It is also there that Gilles Lellouche dived 70 meters underwater, in total darkness. “You really have to take it upon yourself, you hear nothing, only your heart beating and the bubbles coming out of the regulator” explained the actor. For the record, Melanie Laurent and his team did not encounter any difficulties in obtaining the authorization to shoot in the Sultanate of Oman. On the other hand, leaving this dream setting to join the Aubervilliers studios turned out to be more difficult. “We all stayed in bungalows on the beach, we screened films in the evening under the stars. Morally, the Parisian part was more difficult to shoot” thus remembered the director.
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