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Amalric and Bonello backed by Arte France Cinéma

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- La Chambre bleue and Saint Laurent will be coproduced by the Franco-German channel, as well as Fidelio and Les deux amis

Amalric and Bonello backed by Arte France Cinéma

Managed by Olivier Père, Arte France Cinéma selected four new projects to back in coproduction and pre-purchases. Amongst them, two features directed by filmmakers appreciated in competition in Cannes: La Chambre bleue by Mathieu Amalric (Alfama Films Productions – read the article – filming taking place now with the director, Stéphanie Cléau and Léa Drucker in the cast) and Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello (Mandarin Cinéma - news – imminent start for the filming, starring Gaspard Ulliel and Jérémie Renier).

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The cinema branch of the Franco-German network also selected two first feature film projects. Played by Ariane Labed (Best Actress in Venice in 2010 for Attenberg [+see also:
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and currently in theatres with A Place on Earth [+see also:
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), Melvil Poupaud (Laurence Anyways [+see also:
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) and Anders Danielsen Lie (the extraordinary Norwegian actor in Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
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), Fidelio by Lucie Borleteau (produced by Why Not Productions and Apfara Films) is currently in filming between Marseille and Gdansk. The screenplay focuses on Alice, 30 years old, who works as a mechanic on a cargo ship where she had a love affair with her boss on a previous trip. The ship has aged, Alice has grown up, her boss became the commander. Between her partner waiting for her on shore and ghosts of past lovers, who will Alice choose?  

As for Louis Garrel, he will film Les deux amis next March (a Les Films des Tournelles production) on a screenplay co-signed with Christophe Honoré based on a free interpretation of Caprices de Marianne by Alfred de Musset. This account of the fusional relationship between two friends and their separation because of a woman living dangerously will be played by the director himself with Vincent Macaigne (La fille du 14 juillet [+see also:
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, La bataille by Solférino [+see also:
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) and Golshifteh Farahani (The Patience Stone [+see also:
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, My Sweet Pepper Land [+see also:
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).

As a reminder, these four projects join a long list of Arte France Cinéma’s 2013 coproductions: Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas (article), Sommeil d’hiver by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Histoire de Judas Iscariote by Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Mercuriales by Virgil Vernier (article), L’Institutrice by Israeli director Nadav Lapid, Pasolini by American director Abel Ferrara, FrancoØonia, le Louvre sous l’occupation by Russian director Alexandre Sokourov, La Cour de Babel by Julie Bertuccelli, 3 hearts by Benoît Jacquot, One Thousand and One Nights by Portuguese director Miguel Gomes, Deux fenêtres by Japanese director Naomi Kawase and Bande de filles by Céline Sciamma (article).

(Translated from French)

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