In Love methe first film by Guillaume Gouix, the two actresses play two sisters whom a tragedy will reconcile.
Appointment made at the Hotel Dame des Arts, in Paris. The merry troupe formed by Guillaume Gouix, his wife Alysson Paradise and Elodie Bouchez came to promote the first film directed by the actor. The pitch? When Lola loses her companion, she refuses to attend his funeral. In these circumstances, she finds her sister Margaux and convinces her to take her and her son on the roads towards the South. An impromptu trip that will allow them to renew the ties they had as children, but also to learn to discover each other as adults. “Love me is a story of women, because it’s the actresses, especially those in Italian cinema, who have always touched me. Telling the story of a sibling inspires me because I find that the place we occupy in a family never changes: the youngest will always be the youngest for his brothers and sisters. My two heroines, separated for years, must get to know each other as adults,” the director tells us.
A solar duo
Seduced by this luminous road movie, Alysson Paradis and Élodie Bouchez shine on the screen. For Madame Figaro, the two actresses returned to their memories of filming and this first experience of Guillaume Gouix behind the camera (“the perfect director”). They also discussed the character traits they share with their characters, what remains of their childhood (“the joy of the present, the desire to play, the curiosity of others”), but also on which sister Alysson Paradis (the sister of Vanessa Paradis) is in life (“very present, you can count on me, even in the real big moments of trouble”).
In parallel with this film, Élodie Bouchez is expected at the cinema in A winter in summer by Lætitia Masson, with Benjamin Biolay, Nora Hamzawi, Nicolas Duvauchelle (released March 22); and in I will always see your faces by Jeanne Herry, with Adèle Exarchopoulos, Leïla Bekhti, Gilles Lellouche and Dali Benssalah (released March 29). As for Alysson Paradis, she is currently playing at the Théâtre du Montparnasse in Jannis’ Coata play by Alain Teulié, directed by Philippe Lelièvre.