Mia Hansen-Løve to direct film on author Mary Wollstonecraft titled If Love Should Die

The film is set to go on floors next year in France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Scandinavia
Mia Hansen-Løve-Mary Wollstonecraft
Mia Hansen-Løve (L), a paintin gof Mary Wollstonecraft (R)

French writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve announced that her next film would be a drama based on the life of the late British author and women's rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft, widely regarded as one of the pioneers of feminism. Titled If Love Should Die, Hansen-Løve's film is set to go on floors next year in France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Scandinavia.

“My ambition is to capture with as much acuity and truth as possible this pivotal era and the life of a woman that cinema has never before looked at. Iconic in England, Mary Wollstonecraft is not known in France. That suits me: making a film about a figure who is too predictable, or too famous, has never interested me. I am attracted to characters engaged in a quest, devoid of certainties. The souls of artists, no doubt, but I am inspired by the most fragile, the most vulnerable among them,” said Hansen-Løve in a recent statement.

Mubi is producing the film alongside Caspian Films (Thembisa Cochrane and Georgie Paget), Les Films Pelléas (Philippe Martin and David Thion), Mer Film, and Our Films (Lorenzo Mieli). Hansen-Løve is reuniting with Mubi after 2022's One Fine Morning.

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