The 24th Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival will be held from Tuesday January 19 to Sunday January 24, 2021. We now know that Michèle Laroque will have the honor and responsibility of chairing the competition jury. She knows the comedy genre perfectly, since she has already directed Brillantissime and Everyone at Home, was a theater partner of Pierre Palmade (the series of “They love each other”) and actress of Alibi.com, Camping 3 and Happy retirement among many others. She said at the microphone of RTL about his appointment:
(…) It’s going to be super nice. More than ever we need to laugh. In any crisis situation, comedy is essential. People when they meet drama actors they say ‘well done’ and for comedy actors they say ‘thank you’.
She adds in an official statement: “The first time I came to the Alpe d’Huez Festival, I was very moved when I discovered the presentation trailer for the films that were in selection. Moved to see that so much talent, sensitivity, generosity, invention, so much will, work, creativity and intelligence were put at the service of these comedy films.These films made to lighten the daily lives, to bring breaths of air, to brighten up life (…) Because I deeply believe that laughter helps to live and that it can make people happy thanks to the magic of this moment when an entire movie theater will take its momentum to explode with laughter at the unison.”
Michèle Laroque will release her next production on March 24, 2021, Each home, a comedy with Stéphane De Grood. She is filming So we dance, the story of a woman discovering that she is being cheated on by her husband and leaving him to return to live in the house of her childhood. But living with her sister will prove to be more complicated than expected, except for dancing, their common passion.
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