Check out the first images of Curiosa, movie costumes, which promises to sulphur. The film, worn by Noémie Merlant and Niels Schneider, out in cinemas on 3 April. Do you know the novelist Marie de Heredia ? It is a part of his story that Lou Jeunet decided to stage in Curiosa. The one who was also a poet and playwright has lived between 1875 and 1963 in Paris. The filmmaker has chosen to tell us about his youth, particularly through his relationship with the writer Pierre Louÿs, camped here by Niels Schneider. We are around the year 1895. Although he was married with, Henri de Regnier, Mary is actually in love with Louÿs, poet also, érotomane and a great traveller. It is with him that she is going to experience an initiation to love and eroticism through the binding photographic and literary that they are making together. Curiosa Films, Niels Schneider and Noémie Merlant Lou Jeunet, of which this is the first project for the big screen, had the idea of this film by rummaging around in the archives of the library of the Arsenal at Paris. “I remember my emotion in discovering, among the letters and archives of Pierre Louÿs, the photos of this young woman in the nude if modern, flashing his eyes black as if she required to become a character in a movie ! The more I read his novels, his poems, the more I became fascinated by this young woman as gifted in the things of the body than for those of the spirit. Little by little, I discovered the passion she had inspired, to Pierre Louÿs,” says the filmmaker. Curiosa Films Noémie Merlant is Marie de Heredia To embody this young free woman wishing to “be photographed in poses that morality condemns”, the filmmaker has chosen Noémie Merlant, 30 years. The actress has been revealed in 2016 in the role of a girl caught up in radical islam in The Sky waiting for them. His performance earned him a nomination for a César for most promising female. She then starred alongside Jean Dujardin in The Return of the heroes before joining the cast of the next Céline Sciamma, Portrait of young girl on fire. About Niels Schneider, he has already been awarded the César for best hope in 2017 to black Diamond, Camélia Jordana (Zohra in Curiosa) for Brilliance the following year. Curiosa comes out on the big screen on April 3, 2019.