“Jumbo” is about a young woman, played by Noémie Merlant, who falls in love with a machine – the Tilt-a-Whirl ride in a theme park.
The €2.9 million ($3.2 million) France-Belgium-Luxembourg coproduction is repped by French sales agent WTFilms, and has been pre-sold to several territories in Asia, including Japan and Taiwan.
Rezo Films will release the pic in France on March 18.
Bertrand talked to Variety about “Jumbo” and her other projects.
How did this project come about?
I first met Zoé in 2013 in the Court Métrange festival in Rennes, where I was on the jury. I loved her short film, “This Is Not an Umbrella,