The book was a publishing success and has caused a lot of talk since its release in January 2020. In "Consent", Vanessa Springora recounted how, from her 13 to 15 years old, she had an affair with the writer Gabriel Matzneff, thirty-six years older than her.
The book, which had sold 180,000 copies in just six months, will be adapted to the cinema by Vanessa Filho, who signed the very delicate “Gueule d'ange”, with Marion Cotillard in 2018.
As revealed by the daily Satellifax, the 41-year-old director will shoot from February 2022: Jean-Paul Rouve will play Gabriel Matzneff and Kim Higelin (daughter of Kên Higelin and granddaughter of Jacques Higelin) will play Vanessa Springora as a teenager.
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In "Consent", Vanessa Springora analyzes the suffering and guilt that her affair with the one she was in love with, before realizing that he was a sexual predator. When the cinema adaptation was announced, the producers of the film had specified that the feature film would retrace "the triple predation: sexual, literary and psychic" of which Vanessa Springora was a victim, but will also question "the drifts of an era
and the complacency of an environment blinded by talent and fame ”.
A few weeks after the publication of the "Consent", the Paris prosecutor's office had opened an investigation for "rape of a minor" under the age of 15 targeting Gabriel Matzneff, now 85 years old.
Tuesday, September 28, Francesca Gee, a former journalist, published a book in which she tells how, at the age of 15, she fell under the influence of Matzneff, twenty-two years her senior.
A work entitled "The deadliest weapon" and published in self-publishing.