Updated April 8
Here is the trailer for Le temps de l’aventure. If you have not watched it, be careful. Sit down. Get a glass of something. Take a deep breath. You will be watching it repeatedly for awhile. Everyone says so!
The French premiere of Le temps de l’aventure is Wednesday, April 10. What a perfect way to celebrate Spring! We have been waiting for Gabriel Byrne to get romantic in a “light” way, as opposed to the dark and complex romance of I, Anna, for a long time and that time has now arrived.
Emmanuelle Devos is a wonderful actor, very charismatic on screen, and she has an intelligence that will be a good match for Mr. Byrne. Two smart and beautiful people fall in love with each other. What could be better? Pardon me while I faint in anticipation.
Intrepid Byrneholics French correspondent Aragarna has provided an English translation of one of the “blurbs” for this film:
Une journée. Un train. 2 inconnus. Des échanges de regard, le cœur qui bat. Le regarder partir, le perdre à tout jamais ou s’offrir au temps de l’aventure ? Et si la vie d’Alix basculait…
A day. A train. 2 strangers. Eyes meet, hearts beat. Watching him leave, losing him forever, or offering oneself to adventure? What if Alix’s life was about to change…
Ara also snapped a pic of the poster on display in the street:
If you are fortunate enough to see this film in France, then count yourself lucky! If not, read below for information about the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the film on April 18. It will show four times during TFF and is part of the World Narrative Competition Section. Links to promotional stills and screencaps for the film are below as well.
There is some conjecture that Gabriel Byrne will attend the festival, so stay tuned for more information!
And once again, Happy Spring! It is nice to have a bit of romance in the air, isn’t it?
Updated March 6
“Le Temps” premieres at TFF!
“Le temps de l’aventure” / “Just A Sigh” will have its international premiere at the 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The festival runs April 17 – 28.
Here is the synopsis from the TFF website:
Just a Sigh (Le temps de l’aventure)
Directed and written by Jérôme Bonnell
(France) – International Premiere
In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix (the stunning Emmanuelle Devos) makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train she meets a mysterious English stranger (Gabriel Byrne) and, for the most fleeting of afternoons, imagines what the future could hold down a different road. With masterful performances by its two acclaimed stars, Just a Sigh is an imaginative, lushly filmed Parisian romance from young and versatile director Jérôme Bonnell. In English, French with subtitles.
The film is one of twelve in the World Narrative Competition Section:
“In keeping with Tribeca’s mission of nurturing dialogue between American filmmakers and their global counterparts, our competition selections embody the quality and diversity of contemporary cinema both in this country and abroad. Themes such as love, coming of age, and reinvention are relevant in all cultures and communities as these films ably demonstrate.”
Stay tuned for more information about the festival schedule, the competition jury, and confirmation of a rumor that Mr. Byrne will be attending!
And many thanks to Facebook friend Marisa for the alert on this!
Perfect timing! Spring must be here.
Now that we have experienced Mr. Byrne as a powerful and perhaps unprincipled and ruthless leader of a Viking clan in Vikings, it is time for something completely different from him.
Are we ready for Gabriel Byrne in the romantic lead role in the French film Le temps de l’aventure, also known as Just A Sigh? You know we are.
The film opens in France on April 10.
French readers can find more information here and here.
More information for those of us who lack French:
Jérôme Bonnell has written and will direct his fifth feature film, Le temps de l’aventure, AKA Just A Sigh, which will star Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne. The screenplay follows Alix who, between two performances of a play in Calais, meets a mysterious Englishman on the train bringing her back to Paris for the day. Attracted to him, she follows him and loves him for a few hours, before confronting what could be a new life.
Produced by Edouard Weil for Rectangle Productions, Le temps de l’aventure is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma. Wild Bunch is in charge of the film’s distribution in France as well as international sales.
For a long time now, I’ve wanted to move to Ireland. Suddenly I want to live in Paris! What do you think about this film and Gabriel’s role in it?
Many thanks to our Paris correspondent, Camille, for the alert on this new trailer!