Bellucci leads Ville-Marie by Guy Édoin
Monica Bellucci will be the lead actress in Ville-Marie by Guy Édoin. The Italian actress has accepted the role of Sophie for the sophomore feature length film by the Canadian director. As Édoin has already said they both met in Paris where they discussed about the details of her role, since he believed from the first moment that it was made for her. The director feels honored and challenged to build a strong character with Bellucci since she should connect the two worlds of the film actress and of the struggling mother.
Monica Bellucci also feels moved by the character of Sophie and she added that she finds the script is beautifully written. She also added that she is excited to work with Guy Édoin, a talented emerging director. Ville-Marie has been a part of this year’s Cannes’ L’Atelier that will help the finance and the promotion of the film and this is also the first film from Quebec that has ever received that support.
According to the initial reports, Ville-Marie is a film about a French actress, Sophie (Monica Bellucci), that is filming in Montreal where she is trying to reconnect with her son that lives and studies in the city for the past years. After a sudden and disturbing event, which her son witnesses, he will start again searching to find who his father is. Meanwhile a paramedic haunted by his past is trying to keep on track while a charitable nurse watches over him at a distance.
Ville-Marie comes after the debut feature film by Guy Édoin entitled Marécages (Wetlands, 2011) that was selected for Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 and was awarded a Special Mention at Vancouver Film Festival the same year.