The coming of age It is a genre that has given great works such as Boyhood, from Richard Linklater, which was filmed over twelve years, Count on me, or recent Lady Bird, from Greta Gerwig, and Eighth Grade, from Bo Burnham. From Europe, came one of the most recognized productions by those who love this type of story: The life of Adele. It is a film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and inspired by the graphic novel of Julie Maroh.
The life of Adele catapulted its protagonists to fame, Léa Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, who had a complicated filming and even went so far as to say that they would not work with Kechiche. The level of meticulousness with which the director worked on each scene made this production, which was already long and spans almost three hours, take longer than was actually stipulated.
Delays on set caused the production to have to be rethought and redefined. Beyond the creative freedoms that can be taken when adapting written material to the big screen or in series form, its essence, its beginning, middle and end are generally respected. In the case of The life of Adele, this is not respected and the film had a different ending than the work of Maroh.
Elena Manrique placeholder image, producer of the film, said that “The film was divided into three parts, and what they saw are parts 1 and 2”. In this context, he noted: “Part 3 was shot, because the comic was long, but it was never edited and it stayed there”. Manrique stressed that unlike the graphic novel, which “Ends in a super sad way”, the movie of Kechiche it is more hopeful because of its open ending. “We never know what happens to Adele”, he pointed.
What are the chances of seeing the true ending of Adele’s Life?
Although the lovers of this film may ask for a continuation, or the defenders of the original works ask that the source material be respected to the letter, everything indicates that The life of Adele it will never show the images that were recorded. Manrique claimed to have seen the raw material, but that “Nothing was ever done”. In addition, he pointed out how complex it was for Seydoux and Exarchopoulos this feature film.
“It was such a demanding shoot for the actresses. They are exposed a lot. They ended up psychologically exhausted “, he asserted. On the other hand, he pointed out that the budget “Increased a lot” and explained that the reasons had to do with the work as director of Kechiche. “Abdellatif he is very meticulous, so he is very clear about what he wants, then it is true that he has a result. It absolutely oozes truth “, he assured.
Raya and the Last Dragon