Breaking News – HBO Limited Series ‘Irma Vep’ Debuts June 6th


HBO’s Limited Series IRMA VEP Debuts June 6

Created, written and directed by Olivier Assayas based on his 1996 film, starring Oscar(R) winner Alicia Vikander

The HBO/A24 co-production will debut at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in the Cannes Premiere section

Written and directed by Emmy(R) nominee Olivier Assayas (“Carlos”), starring Oscar(R) winner Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) and produced in partnership with A24, IRMA VEP will debut MONDAY, JUNE 6 (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. IRMA VEP will make its world premiere in the Official Selection at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

Logline: Mira (Alicia Vikander) is an American movie star disappointed by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to play the role of “Irma Vep” in a remake of the French silent film classic, “Les Vampires” . Against the backdrop of a grim crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and coalesce. IRMA VEP reveals to us the uncertain terrain that lies at the border between fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life.

· About Olivier Assayas: Olivier Assayas is a French filmmaker who has become a major voice in international contemporary cinema. He began his career as a painter and graphic designer. Later, he began to make his own short films while pursuing his interest in the globalization of culture and technology as editor-in-chief of Cahiers du Cinéma (1980-1985). Since his first feature film, “Disorder” (1986), which won the Critics’ Week Prize at the Venice Biennale, he has continued to deliver a rich and diversified body of work that has earned him international recognition. Among his most famous films are: “Irma Vep”; “Summer hours”; named one of the “Best Movies of the 21st Century (So Far)” by The New York Times; “Demon Lover”; “To do the housework”; “Carlos”; which won a Golden Globe(R) for Outstanding Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and earned two Emmy(R) nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special ; “Clouds of Sils Maria”, for which Kristen Stewart won the Cesar for Best Supporting Actress; “Personal Shopper”, which won the Best Director award at Cannes; “Something in the Air”, which won Best Screenplay at Venice; and more recently “Non-Fiction” and “Wasp Network”.

Cast: Alicia Vikander in Mira, Vincent Macaigne in René Vidal, Jeanne Balibar in Zoe, Devon Ross in Regina, Lars Eidinger in Gottfried, Vincent Lacoste in Edmond Lagrange, Nora Hamzawi in Carla, Adria Arjona in Laurie, Carrie Brownstein in Zelda, Tom Sturridge as Eamonn, Byron Bowers as Herman, Fala Chen as Cynthia Keng, Hippolyte Girardot as Robert Danjou, Alex Descas as Gregory Desormeaux, Antoine Reinartz as Jérémie.

· Credits: Executive producers, Olivier Assayas, Alicia Vikander, Sylvie Barthet, Daniel Delume, Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Kevin Turen, Stuart Manashil, Sam Levinson, Ashley Levinson


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