“there are many women in real life that I would like to embody the cinema. Simone Veil, ah yes, that, this would be a nice idea…”, said in 2008 Elsa Zylberstein at the Madame Figaro . An idea that has apparently made its way. Ten years later, she went on to portray the wife of State French, recently welcomed to the Pantheon, in the biopic dedicated Olivier Dahan. The director is accompanied by the journalist of the World and author Vanessa Schneider ( You called Maria Schneider , ed Grasset) on the scenario.

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A daunting task for the actress of 50 years which will pass behind Emmanuelle Devos whose incarnation of Simone Veil in the television film The Law (2014) had been widely welcomed by the public. Winner of the César for Best Actress in a supporting Role in a long time ago that I love you of Philippe Claudel (2008), Elsa Zylberstein has rarely been headlining films to great success in recent years. In 2015, she has appeared in A + A of Claude Lelouch at the side of Jean Dujardin, and with Patrick Bruel in A bag of marbles by Christian Duguay.

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If the biopic of French director on Edith Piaf embodied by Marion Cotillard was a great success (two Oscars and five Caesars), it was not the same for Grace of Monaco (2014) with Nicole Kidman in the guise of the Princess. “Ridiculous end-to-end” for les Inrocks ; the “summit of naiveté [that] lends beauty to this royal turnip” for Télérama … The press did not mince its words in the face of this biography presented for the opening of the Cannes film Festival. John of Cars, a specialist of the royal family, had been scandalized by the film it referred to as “extreme and misleading”. The royal family itself did not wish to be associated with the work of Olivier Dahan.

For the moment, with the exception of its lead performer, no other information has been disclosed on this new feature. Over what period of the existence of Simone Veil, the movie could wear? Will focus on his youth in nice, his years of captivity, his entrance into politics, his fight for abortion…? Or all that at once, to paint the portrait of a woman who, in the words of Jean d’ormesson, “were above mediocrity, and of the wickedness of the world”.

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