Paris-based company Indie Sales has boarded Blandine Lenoir’s “Angry Annie,” a female-driven movie headlined by “Call My Agent!” star Laure Calamy, Zita Hanrot (Netflix’s “The Hook Up Plan”) and India Hair (“Mandibules”).
Inspired by true events, the film takes place in France in 1974 and tells the story of Annie, a working mother of two teenagers who accidentally becomes pregnant at a time when abortion was illegal in the country. Annie comes across doctors and women who are part of the Movement for the Liberation of Abortion and Contraception (MLAC) and becomes a pro-choice activist.
Lenoir previously directed “Aurore” which traveled to nearly 30 territories. Calamy just won the Cesar Award for her performance in “My Donkey, My Lover & I.”
Indie Sales will start sharing the script with buyers during the Cannes Pre-Screenings. The film will soon start shooting.
“It is an honour and also a great responsibility to present ‘Angry Annie’ to the world. This unrecognised French women’s liberation movement have paved the way for the rights we have now conquered, which are still taboo in almost half of the world,” said Florencia Gil, Indie Sales’ sales and marketing executive.
“Angry Annie” is produced by Nicolas Brevière at Local Films and Charlotte Vincent at Aurora Films. “Our desire, with this epic and intimate film is to be part of the (re)-discovery of this era and this struggle, with the ambition of offering a ‘political’ work that touches on the great question of gender equality,” said Brevière and Vincent.
“But also to plunge into a more universal fight reminding us, in countries where it is questioned, that abortion is a right, that a woman’s body is inalienable and that this fight is still relevant today,” said the pair.
The film is expected to be delivered during the first half of 2022 and will be released by Diaphana in France.