A little French can-do in Ireland
“I wanted to Just as the Irish film industry flocks to Cannes on its annual pilgrimage (close on 200 Irish delegates will be here over the weekend) French writerdirector Agnès Merlet, who made the Golden Globenominated Artemisia (1998), is preparing to shoot her new film in Wicklow and Galway over the next two months. Dorothy Mills, a psychological thriller, deals with a disturbed young woman suspected of assaulting a baby in a rural village.
Carice von Houten, the spirited star of Black Book, will play the psychiatrist on the case, and the rest of the cast will be announced shortly. James Flynn of Irish company Octagon Films is co-producing it with Paris-based Fidélité Films.
Meanwhile, at the Salerno Film Festival in Italy last weekend, Irish writer-director David Gleeson collected the best film award for his Dublin thriller, The Front Line, which went on Irish release last autumn.
Mr Bean keeps the cameras rolling for the Brits