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Cécile de France gearing up to star in Un monde plus grand

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- The Belgian actress is toplining the film by Fabienne Berthaud, which is being staged by Haut et Court and 3x7 Productions, and sold by Celluloid Dreams

Cécile de France gearing up to star in Un monde plus grand
Actress Cécile de France

The first clapperboard is set to slam in Mongolia on 4 June for Un monde plus grand (lit. “A Bigger World”), the fourth feature by Fabienne Berthaud, following Frankie [+see also:
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(2006), Lily Sometimes [+see also:
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(2010 Directors’ Fortnight) and Sky [+see also:
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 (Platform competition at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival). The movie is toplined by Belgium’s Cécile de France (nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 2007, 2008 and 2016 for Summertime [+see also:
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, and for the Magritte Award for Best Actress in 2011 and 2012 for The Kid with a Bike [+see also:
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, popular recently in Just to Be Sure [+see also:
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 and the series The Young Pope, and set to grace screens in Mademoiselle de Joncquières in September and in Rebelles in March next year). 

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The screenplay, written by Fabienne Berthaud and Claire Barré (Sopadin Grand Prix for Best Screenwriter in 2014), based on the book Mon initiation chez les chamanes by Corine Sombrun, revolves around Corine, who, while on a reporting assignment in Mongolia, has no idea that the shamanic ceremony she bears witness to will suddenly make her completely lose consciousness. When she wakes up, the diagnosis leaves no room for doubt: Corine is an unwitting shaman. She will have to learn to tame this gift that nothing in her past had ever destined her to receive.

Produced by Carole Scotta for Haut et Court, in co-production with Christine Palluel for 3x7 Productions, Un monde plus grand will also be co-produced by Belgian outfit Scope Pictures (Geneviève Lemal). The movie, which has been backed by the CNC’s advance on receipts, Wallimage, and the SG images, Cineventure and Cofimage Soficas, will be shot over a period of seven weeks, split into two sessions: the first from 4-29 June in Mongolia (Tsagaan Nuur and Mörön) and the second in Liège from 10-26 September. The French theatrical release will be handled by Haut et Court Distribution, and Celluloid Dreams will be in charge of the international sales.

Haut et Court recently produced The Nights Eats the World [+see also:
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 by Dominique Rocher (premiered at Rotterdam and in competition at Tribeca) and has the co-production Mother's Instinct by Belgium’s Olivier Masset-Depasset (see the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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