Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s Noemie Merlant Stars in the Steamy Period Drama, CURIOSA, Premiering Via Virtual Cinema, VOD & Digital on August 13 from Film Movement

BASED ON REAL LIFE EVENTS, THIS STEAMY PERIOD DRAMA

SET IN 19TH CENTURY PARIS UNSPOOLS THE STORY OF THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN THE FRENCH POETS PIERRE LOUYS

AND MARIE DE RÉGNIER

SYNOPSIS 

Paris 1895. Pierre Louÿs is a Parisian dandy and poet on the verge of fame. Pierre and his friend Henri De Régnier are both madly in love with Marie de Heredia (Noemie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire), the cheeky daughter of their mentor. Despite her feelings for Pierre, Marie eventually marries Henri who has a better situation. Badly hurt, Pierre leaves for Algeria where he meets Zohra, a bewitching local girl with whom he shares a tumultuous relationship and a passion for erotic photography.One year later, Marie still has weak feelings for her husband and Pierre comes back to Paris with Zohra. As soon as Marie hears the news, she rushes to see Pierre and confesses that she kept herself for him. They quickly start an affair and a game of cat and mouse between many players begins, full of desire, jealousy and photography. They will build their future selves by transgressing the established codes, how far will they go?

CURIOSA (2019)

Directed by: Lou Jeunet

Written by: Raphaëlle Desplechin & Lou Jeunet

Cast: Noémie Merlant, Niels Schneider, Benjamin Lavernhe, Camelia Jordana, Amira Casar, Mathilde Warnier, Mélodie Richard, Scali Delpeyrat, Emilien Diard-Detoeuf

Produced by: Olivier Delbosc

Associate Produced by: Emilien Bignon

Cinematographer: Simon Roca

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