One of the most prominent women in France in the 20th century, Veil was a teenager when she was deported with her mother and sisters to Auschwitz before being sent on the death march to Bergen-Belsen on which her mother died.
On her return to France after the war, Veil studied law and rose through the judiciary to become a magistrate before serving as justice and health minister. She was a champion of human and women’s rights as well as a leading advocate for European cooperation as a means for peace.
The high-profile cast is led by Elsa Zylberstein as Veil in her adult life and also features Rebecca Marder, Olivier Gourmet and Elodie Bouchez.
It is the ninth film by Dahan who previously portrayed the lives of Edith Piaf in his Oscar-winning "La Vie En Rose" and Grace Kelly in "Grace Of Monaco".
The film is produced by Marvelous Productions, in collaboration with SCOPE Pictures (belgian Tax Shelter). The film is in post-production and Warner Bros. is planning an October 27, 2021 release in France.