VERTIGO RELEASING ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF EIFFEL FOR THE UK AND IRELAND
Vertigo Releasing is thrilled to announce the acquisition of UK and Irish rights to EIFFEL, a French language film starring Romain Duris (Populaire, Heartbreaker, The New Girlfriend) Emma Mackey (Sex Education, Death on the Nile, Barbie) and Pierre Deladonchamps (Stranger by the Lake).
Based on an original screenplay by Caroline Bongrand, over 20 years in the making, and inspired by true events, EIFFEL is a love letter to both the endurance of great art and to passionate creative partnerships. The film follows Gustave Eiffel (Duris) as he embarks upon the all-consuming task of designing and constructing one of the world’s best-loved landmarks – the Eiffel Tower. It is also, undeniably, the story of the beguiling and powerful Adrienne Bourgès (Mackey) whose relationship with Eiffel was instrumental in shaping the skyline of Paris and the future of the city.
The director, Martin Bourboulon (Daddy or Mommy) describes the film as an “epic romantic love-story told with the construction of the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop” and Duris characterizes it as the story of a “crazy, trailblazing artist, like a 19th century Steve Jobs, with larger-than-life ideas told as a grand, sweeping epic”.
EIFFEL is produced by Vanessa Van Zuylen (Up For Love) and Pathé. Acquired from Pathé International, EIFFEL will be a major UK theatrical release on 5th August 2022.
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