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Robert Guédiguian about to start the shoot for The House by the Sea

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- The cast of this Agat Films production includes Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Anaïs Demoustier, Gérard Meylan and Robinson Stévenin

Robert Guédiguian about to start the shoot for The House by the Sea
Director Robert Guédiguian

The first clapperboard will slam next Monday in Marseille for The House by the Sea [+see also:
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, the 20th feature by Robert Guédiguian. The cast includes some very familiar faces from the director’s movies, such as Ariane Ascaride (César Award for Best Actress in 1998, nominated in 2003 and in 2012, and who can currently be seen in Heaven Will Wait [+see also:
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), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 1999 and 2008, popular at Venice recently in A Woman’s Life [+see also:
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), Anaïs Demoustier (European Film Promotion Shooting Star in 2010, nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2009 and 2011; putting on some fine performances in such films as Elles [+see also:
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, Bird People [+see also:
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interview: Pascale Ferran
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, All About Them [+see also:
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and The New Girlfriend [+see also:
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), Gérard Meylan (currently appearing in Cézanne et moi [+see also:
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) and Robinson Stévenin (César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2002). They are flanked by such names as Fred Ulysse, Yann Trégouët and Jacques Boudet

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Written by Guédiguian himself together with Serge Valletti, the story gets under way in a rocky inlet not far from Marseille, in the dead of winter. An old man is dying. His three children, Angèle, Joseph and Armand, are watching over him… It is time for them to take stock of what still remains of their father’s ideal, of the world of brotherhood that he built in this magical place, revolving around a modest restaurant that Armand, the eldest brother, continues to manage. But new arrivals from the sea will interrupt their reflections and turn them completely upside down…

For the record, Guédiguian was selected in competition at Cannes in 2002 with Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers, at Berlin in 2005 and 2008 with The Last Mitterrand and Lady Jane [+see also:
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, and at San Sebastián in 1998 and 2004 with Where the Heart Is (Special Jury Prize) and My Father Is an Engineer. At Cannes, he also presented Army of Crime [+see also:
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out of competition in 2009 and The Snows of Kilimanjaro [+see also:
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interview: Robert Guédiguian
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in Un Certain Regard in 2011. 

Produced by Robert Guédiguian and Marc Bordure for Agat Films, The House by the Sea is being co-produced by France 3 Cinéma. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature also boasts backing from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, and the Cinémage, Indéfilms and Cinéventure Soficas. The 35-day shoot will take place entirely in Marseille, in the Méjean rocky inlet. French distribution will be handled by Diaphana, while the international sales are managed by MK2.

(Translated from French)

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