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Shoot about to get under way for Hélène Fillières’ Volontaire

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- Diane Rouxel and Lambert Wilson topline this film being staged by Albertine Productions and set to be distributed by Gaumont

Shoot about to get under way for Hélène Fillières’ Volontaire
Director Hélène Fillières

The first clapperboard will slam in Brittany on 11 May for the shoot for Volontaire [+see also:
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, the second feature by Hélène Fillières, after Tied [+see also:
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 (which was screened in the Bright Future section at Rotterdam in 2013). The cast is toplined by Diane Rouxel (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2016 for Standing Tall [+see also:
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) and Lambert Wilson (nominated three times for the César Award for Best Actor, including in 2011 for Of Gods and Men [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Beauvois
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; currently gracing the big screen in Corporate [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Silhol
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).

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Written by Hélène Fillières and Mathias Gavarry, the story revolves around 22-year-old Laure, who is trying to find her feet. After performing brilliantly in her literature studies, she enrols as a communications officer in the Naval Fusiliers. She will quickly have to adapt to and assimilate the rules that apply within the institution. But Laure is a determined woman, and she has a thirst for knowledge – still. A thirst to learn to get to know and be comfortable with herself, and to find her place. 

Produced by Matthieu Tarot for Albertine Productions (which previously staged the filmmaker’s feature debut), Volontaire is being co-produced by Selective Films and Gaumont (which will distribute it in France), with backing from such sources as the Brittany region, where the shoot will begin (running from 11 May-20 June in Brest, on the Crozon peninsula and in Lorient) before continuing in Paris and the Paris region from 21 June-5 July.

As a reminder, Albertine Productions will be launching Problemos [+see also:
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 by Eric Judor in theatres on 10 May, and also has Arès [+see also:
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 (2016), Courted [+see also:
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 (which scooped two awards in competition at Venice in 2015) and Gemma Bovery [+see also:
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 (2014) in its filmography.

(Translated from French)

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