Christian Duguay, the filmmaker who lets go of the horses


REPORT – After Jappeloup, the Quebec director is shooting his new film, Storm, at the Plessis stud farm, in the Oise. The story of reconstruction after an accident.

Facetious, the sun’s rays infiltrate the morning mist that bathes the Plessis stud farm, in Chamant, near Senlis. A jewel of greenery in the heart of the Vexin regional natural park. At the entrance to the estate, the main house, a late 19th century castlee century, spreads its two wings enhanced with red brick chimneys as if to better accommodate the filming of Storm, Christian Duguay’s new film, inspired by Chris Donner’s book (L’École des Loisirs, 2012). “When I saw the scenery, I immediately felt that it was going to work… Here, we will put the sea and the cliffs”, specifies the Quebec director, sweeping his gaze over vast green expanses suffused with light.

Eight years later Jappeloup, carried by Guillaume Canet, the director returns to the world of horses with the story of a reconstruction. After a serious accident, Zoe (Carmen Kassovitz), who dreamed of being a jockey like her father’s champion (Pio Marmaï), finds herself paralyzed. He does

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