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Spotlight on Diane Has the Right Shape
Fabien Gorgeart / 2017, The Alliance Française French Film Festival, France Odeon - Florence, Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, French Film Varilux Panorama in Brazil, Lisbon - French Film Festival / 87'
Diane doesn't hesitate for a moment when her best friends, Thomas and Jacques, ask her to be the surrogate mother of their child. She retreats to her grandparents' old home in the countryside for the duration of her pregnancy, seizing the opportunity to fix up the place so she can sell it. When handsome electrician Fabrizio arrives for routine maintenance to the property, however, it is in these less than perfect circumstances that Diane falls in love.
Infused with gravity and light comedic flourishes, Diane Has the Right Shape weaves an unconventional portrait of both childbearing dynamics and a woman belatedly coming-of-age. Fabien Gorgeart's first film premiered at Lisbon - French Film Festival, Varilux Brazil and FIFF.
"Quirky in its early stages but increasingly emotional as things get closer to term, the film is very much crafted around Hesme's ability to oscillate between offbeat humor and inner turmoil, playing a character who gets pregnant purely as a favor for friends… An offbeat dramedy whose emotions run deep"
- Jordan Mintzer, Film Review, The Hollywood Reporter