Social issues - Pre-Production 2017

Life is not scripted Margot, you still have a choice. Like tonight.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Social issues
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Quentin DELCOURT
    • Writer(s)
    • Quentin DELCOURT
    • Producer(s)
    • François COHEN SÉAT (Candide Films)
    • Synopsis
    • After an impromptu night in Istanbul streets with a Turkish journalist, Margot is sure of one thing: she will stop making movies. On the eve of her 30th birthday, the rising star of the seventh French art suffocates and doubts her commitments. Back in Paris, she finds her brother Louis badly injured after a street fight. He explains to her that the assault was homophobic.

      Margot is looking for the meaning to her life and Louis must heal. They both decide to leave for Québec, Canada, and rest in Patrick’s chalet, a stage director and Margot’s childhood friend. This unexpected retreat will be a way for Louis and Margot to get to know themselves and each other, and build a relationship that they have never had.

      Margot’s disappearance from the media is misunderstood. She is offered a once in a lifetime’s role, the public is asking for her, but the actress is decisive; she will do her come-back on a theater stage, as Christine of Sweden, a lesbian queen fighting for her free will against all. Some will try to dissuade her, claiming that theater no longer sells and that such a role won’t interest anyone. Margot is aware of Patrick’s feelings for her and asks him to direct the play. After the failure of his last production and an unprecedented public humiliation, he promised himself not to work in a theater again.

      While working on her character, Margot makes friend with Joanie, a young Quebecoise who knows nothing about her fame. Meanwhile, Louis is healing. He gets to know his sister, the mystery that surrounds her and the complexity of her feelings. At the age of 25, the young man is looking for ways to claim his opinions and defend his credibility.

      After several visits of their relatives and answering their questions, they decide to go back to Paris to be heard: Margot on stage, Louis in the street.