Vera Glagoleva again will take a movie about Turgenev

Вера Глаголева снова снимет кино про Тургенева

This time Ralph finnes will not be there. But you may receive Marion Cotillard.

Russian actress, who recently moved on to directing, has presented in the Russian pavilion in Cannes his new project “Distant” – a love story of Ivan Turgenev and French singer Pauline Viardot.

— When we made the film “Two women” (picture 2014 Tonegawa on the novel “a month in the country”. — Approx. Woman’s Day), we realized that this will be a film series, told Glagoleva. — We wanted to tell you, but rather, to understand how to love a woman 40 years – so much lasted relationship Turgenev and Viardot. And we know about them, mostly from the writer because of the letters Viardot to him have not survived, she burned all of them. And this riddle we have to solve. But this is not just a textbook history of life. We show through her eyes nezakonnorozhdennyj daughter Turgenev – not many people know that she was eight years old and lived with Viardot.

— The idea came to us from the Turgenev experts, ” continues the Director. — Not to brag, but when they saw “Two women”, said that only we can do it. We have the best consultants – the Director of the estate of Turgenev “Spasskoe-Lutovinovo”, which gave us access, for example, to the diaries of the mother of the writer, the Director of the Museum in Bougival, where French was the summer residence of Ivan Sergeyevich.

While writing a script ahead of the audition. The Ralph Fiennes, who played the main character in the film “Two women”, the new project role is not there, although it was considered in the first place. As an ideal candidate for the lead female role is considered Marion Cotillard.

— Except that she’s a great actress, if to do her makeup, she is one in one Viardot, and this is very important, ” says Glagoleva. — About our project knows Fanny Ardant, we contacted her agent. Her name is on the role of the mother of Pauline Viardot. It is small, but can become a decoration of the picture.