Screen can reveal the first trailer and poster for Toronto world premiere If You Saw His Heart, which marks the directorial debut of Joan Chemla.
Gael Garcia Bernal (Neruda) and Marine Vacth (Young And Beautiful) star in the French-language feature which follows a man who is cast out of his gypsy community after his best friend dies. The loner finds refuge in a hotel for broken souls and drifts into crime, but an unexpected ray of light enlivens his existence when he meets a young woman.
Based on Guillermo Rosales’ book Halfway House, the score comes from Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared (The Talented Mr Ripley).
The film is adapted by the director and Santiago Amigorena and is produced by Pierre Guyard for Nord-Ouest Films with backing from CNC and regional funds. Canal+ prebought TV rights in France while Diaphana handles the theatrical release in the same market.
MK2 handles sales.
The first poster has also been released (see below).