May 04, 2020

I stay

the comedy by Diane Kurys that makes us take the air

Claude Lelouch said it in 1966 in Un homme et une femme. The Côte Fleurie is two hours from Paris and remains the ideal coastline to spend the weekend. The lesson has been learned, as many films have their sequence on the Normandy coast, often experienced as a parenthesis of calm, fresh air and reflection in the scenario. This is the case in Je reste, a film by Diane Kurys, which is inspired by a genre very popular in the golden age of Hollywood: the comedy of remarriage. It brings together a charming trio of Sophie Marceau, Vincent Perez and Charles Berling.

It is in Blonville-sur-Mer that the famous sequence of this lively comedy is located, marked by a kite flying scene on the beach between Sophie Marceau and Charles Berling. We also notice a villa with direct access to the beach where scenes were shot inside and outside. It was Diane Kurys who wanted to shoot in this house that she had spotted during her walks between Deauville and Villers-sur-Mer. This building, with its white facade and columns, stands out from the Anglo-Norman style villas of the Côte Fleurie. This is undoubtedly what attracts the eye of the filmmakers. For another film was shot there in 2005, entitled Treize Tsameti. This film by Gela Babluani used the villa for exterior shots, the interiors being reconstituted in the studio. This violent and dark film has received numerous awards, including at the Venice Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. Sophie Marceau and Diane Kurys will have the opportunity to return to Deauville to make films. In 2005, Sophie Marceau shot some scenes at the Hotel Normandy in her film The Missing of Deauville, but the main action took place in Le Havre. And in 2008, Diane Kurys shot some scenes of her biopic on Françoise Sagan with Sylvie Testud in the title role.

A happy trio on the balcony of the house

I stay -copyright Alter Films
I saw the Blonville sign and it reminded me of something
Vincent Perez

The trailer of the film

I'm staying.
Director: Diane Kurys. Screenplay: Florence Quentin. Music: Paolo Buonvino. The film was released on October 1, 2003. It accumulated 700,000 admissions.
Je reste marked the return of Diane Kurys behind the camera after Les enfants du siècle, which told the story of the tumultuous love of Alfred de Musset and George Sand with Benoit Magimel and Juliette Binoche. Her biggest success was her first film Diabolo Menthe , which sold more than 3 million tickets in 1977.
In the main roles: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Perez, Charles Berling, Pascale Roberts, Hardy Kruger....
Sophie Marceau and Vincent Perez had already been a couple behind the camera ten years earlier in Fanfan, directed by Alexandre Jardin.
To replay the movie, the villa on the beach is still available for rent: See also our nearby addresses.

To stay in front of the sea in Blonville-sur-Mer and buy a kite


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