Judging by EW’s exclusive trailer for Nicole Garcia’s upcoming romance From the Land of the Moon, Marion Cotillard is preparing to blast the pieces of our broken hearts into orbit yet again.
Just over a year after they stormed they stormed the Croisette with the project, Cotillard and Garcia are roaring back onto the international scene with the fresh clip, which teases a passionate journey of love, lust, and period drama adapted from Milena Agus’ novel of the same name.
From the Land of the Moon stars the Oscar-winning actress as a headstrong French woman, Gabrielle, who, after succumbing to familial pressures to marry a Spanish farmer who befriended her kin during WWII, bucks conventions and incites scandal by falling for an Indochinese War veteran, André (Louis Garrel), whom she meets at a spa in the Alps.
“My love, you haven’t yet replied to my letters. Where are you? All I do is wait. That’s all I am,” Gabrielle, reciting a handwritten note as footage of her intense courtship with André flashes onscreen. “My love. Where are you? Your body invaded mine. I am planted within you… This is the last time I’ll write. What will I do? What can I do?”
The film debuted in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it went up against notable titles like Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, and Jeff Nichols’ Loving for the prestigious Palme d’Or. It would go on to receive eight César Award nominations, including Best Actress (Cotillard), Best Director (Garcia), and Best Film.
From the Land of the Moon opens July 28 in theaters. Check out EW’s exclusive trailer above, and see the film’s new poster above.