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Virginie Sauveur

France | V.O. French | 2023 | 98 min | DCP | color | Fiction | Canadian Premiere

When a priest dies, the diocesan chancellor is stunned to discover that it was a woman! Against the advice of her bishop, who wishes to hush up the affair, she investigates to find out how and with whose complicity such an imposture was possible...

Director Virginie Sauveur
Cinematographer Noémie Gillot
Screenplay Virginie Sauveur, Nicolas Silhol
Cast Karin Viard, François Berléand, Maxime Bergeron, Nicolas Cazalé
Production MOVE MOVIE
Distribution Alba Films, AZ FILMS, Orange Studio


Virginie Sauveur

After studying for three years at the École supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle (ESRA), Virginie found a position as production assistant at K'ien Productions in 1998, which helped her make her first two short films. She gradually turned to writing until 2003, when luck smiled on her when Arte allowed her to write and direct her first TV film, Quelques jours entre nous, starring Cyrille Thouvenin and Sara Forestier, which won awards at several festivals. She went on to direct Celle qui reste, with Julie Depardieu and Julien Boisselier in 2005. It was on this shoot that she met Martine Chevallier, a member of the Comédie Française, whom she called on a few years later to play the lead role in the TV film La veuve tatouée.