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Wild Grass

2009, Alain Resnais


Wild Grass (French: Les Herbes folles) is a 2009 French comedy-drama film directed by Alain Resnais. The film competed in the main competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.

After working with the producer Bruno Pésery on his previous four films, Alain Resnais took up an invitation from Jean-Louis Livi to make a new one. For a subject, he was drawn to the novels of Christian Gailly by the author's "ironic and melancholy voice", and also by the musical quality of his writing and dialogue. He settled upon L'Incident, and obtained Gailly's permission to adapt it for the cinema when he undertook not to require Gailly's involvement in the preparation of the script. Although Resnais had worked closely with novelists on some earlier projects, this was the first time in his career that he took an existing novel as the basis for a film.

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