Film production company Tarantula Luxembourg has announced the official selection of Filippo Meneghetti's film "Deux" for the "Discovery" section at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will run from 5 to 15 September 2019.
Co-produced by Tarantula Luxembourg, Paprika Films (France) and Artémis Productions (Belgium), Meneghetti's first feature film received support from the Luxembourg Film Fund, as well as the CNC (Avance sur recette) and the Occitanie region of France, among others. International sales of the film are handled by Doc & Film International.
The director, originally from northern Italy, began his career in New York working in the independent film circuit. After studying cinema and anthropology in Rome, he collaborated on the writing of the feature film "Imago Mortis" (2009), whilst also working as a first assistant for several years. He then moved on to directing the short films "Undici" (co-directed with Piero Tomaselli, 2011) and "L'intruso" (2012), which were selected and awarded at several Italian and international festivals. After completing the short film "La Bête", his first French film, Meneghetti directed his first feature film, "Deux".
Synopsis: Nina and Madeleine are two retirees who are deeply in love with each other, although in everyone else's eyes they are just neighbours living on the top floor of their building. On a daily basis, they come and go between the two apartments. The landing is a bridge between their universes: the well-ordered life of Madeleine (Martine Chevallier), an attentive grandmother whose daughter Anne (Léa Drucker) regularly visits, and the less restricted life of Nina (Barbara Sukowa), an uprooted Austrian who is losing patience with these hidden love affairs. One day, everything changes. Madeleine is taken from Nina. The landing that separates them then becomes a ditch that they will try to cross at all costs to be reunited.
The release of the film in Luxembourg is planned for early 2020.