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Cinema: Joséphine Japy becomes “Eugénie Grandet” in Marc Dugain’s film


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On the occasion of the theatrical release of the film inspired by the eponymous novel by Honoré de Balzac, Patricia Loison receives Joséphine Japy in the 23h of franceinfo.

In a modern adaptation by Marc Dugain, which is based on the novel by Honoré de Balzac released in 1834, Joséphine Japy is Eugénie Grandet. On this occasion, the young actress rediscovered this classic of French literature studied in college or high school, in which a young heroine, Eugenie, is torn by the attitude of an authoritarian and miserly father who wishes to keep her under his control. . Eugenie will end up lambasting the patriarchal pressure, which demands that her existence be determined by the choice of men.

But for Joséphine Japy, playing this complex character is above all an opportunity to embody another translation of this 19th century novel. “I had a very bad memory of Eugénie Grandet“, explains the young actress. And Joséphine Japy to continue:”But by discussing it with Marc (Editor’s note: the director), and seeing all the adaptation work he had done“, she realizes that”Balzac was a man who loved women for who they were, what they represented beyond their femininity.The film will be released in French cinemas on September 29.

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