Feature revolving around womanhood set to shoot in France late summer. 

Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung is set to work with Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou and Bérénice Bejo on his first French-language feature, which is due to start shoot this summer.

Entitled Eternité (Eternity), the feature is an adaptation of Alice Ferney’s novel L’élégance des Veuves, revolving around the theme of motherhood and three women who face up to tragedy and unhappiness with dignity. 

Tran has adapted the novel for the big screen. The director adapted Japanese writer Haruki Marakumi’s Norwegian Wood for his last film.

The €10m ($14m) production, due to start shooting at the end of this summer, is produced by Christophe Rossignon of Paris-based Nord-Ouest with the support of Canal+ and co-producers Samsa Film in Luxembourg and Artemis in Belgium. 

Pathé will distribute in France and Pathé International will handle sales. 

Tran won the Camera d’Or with his debut film The Scent of Green Papaya in 1993 and the Venice Golden Lion with Cyclo in 1995. His other films include The Vertical Ray of the Sun and I Come With The Rain