FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (French: Mal de pierres) is an upcoming French film written and directed by Nicole Garcia, adapted from the novel of the same name by Milena Agus. Starring Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel and Alex Brendemühl, the film competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Gabrielle (Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José’s devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?