If you have taken a walk around the cherry orchards of Le Palau in outskirts of Céret , you will already be able to picture famous French actress Catherine Deneuve shooting amidst the blossom.
For his 26th film, André Téchiné discusses the dilemma of Muriel, a grandmother played by Catherine Deneuve, and her predicament faced with the choice of her grandson Alex to leave France and join the terrorist group Daesh.
For this feature film, André Téchiné was inspired by the work of David Thomson, a reporter specialising in the stories of French jihadists returned from Syria and Iraq. The film was shot entirely in Catalan country, particularly lake side at Villeneuve-de-la-Raho against the background of Canigou, but also in Cabestany, Le Boulou and the Conflent.
L’Adieu à la Nuit (Farewell to the Night) marked the eighth collaboration between the actress and the director, who also directed her since the 80s in Ma saison préférée, and Les Voleurs, for which she was nominated for a César.