Drama - Development 2013

Promise at Dawn will be an English adaptation of the eponym best-selling book by the novelist Romain Gary. It tells a love story between a mother and her son that will take them through Europe, in an initiatory trip that will lead to the birth of the eccentric figure of Alain Gary. But it’s most of

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Romain GARY
    • Synopsis
    • As Gary says: “ With maternal love, life makes a promise at dawn that it can never hold. You are forced to eat cold food until your days end. After that, each time a woman holds you in her arms and against her chest, these are merely condolences. You always come back to yell at your mother’s grave like an abandoned dog. Never again, never again, never again.” But the promise goes both ways, since Gary’s life will be focused on fulfilling the wish of his mother – an unaccomplished Jewish actress, who went from sowing hats to owning a boarding house –: to see her son top of the bill.
      Promise at Dawn is a project that stems from a collaboration with the internationally acclaimed French actress Juliette BINOCHE who starred in more than 40 films and who has received a great number of awards, including that of Best Actress at the Cannes Festival of 2010.