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Filming is soon to kick off on Fourmi by Julien Rappeneau

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- François Damiens, Maleaume Paquin, Andre Dussollier, Ludivine Sagnier and Laetitia Dosch are all due to star in this The Film production

Filming is soon to kick off on Fourmi by Julien Rappeneau
Actors François Damiens and Maleaume Paquin

Filming will kick off on Fourmi on 11 June, Julien Rappeneau's second feature film after Rosalie Blum [+see also:
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(nominated for a César in 2017 for Best Debut Film with 368,000 admissions in France). The cast includes the Belgian actor François Damiens (nominated for a César in 2015 and 2016 for Best Actor for The Bélier Family [+see also:
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and Cowboys [+see also:
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, well-recieved at Cannes in The World Is Yours [+see also:
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, and currently in a lead role in Mon Ket [+see also:
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), the young Maleaume Paquin (who we will see next December in Rémi sans famille), André Dussollier (winner of a César Award for Best Actor in 1988 and Best Supporting Actor in 1993 and 2002, and in cinemas next November in Mauvaises herbes), Ludivine Sagnier (nominated for a César in 2004 and 2008 for Best Supporting Actress, nominated for a Best Actress Award in 2008 for A Girl Cut in Two [+see also:
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, and brilliant recently in Fool Circle [+see also:
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and the TV series The Young Pope), Laetitia Dosch (winner of a Lumières award in 2018 for Best Breakthrough and nominated for a César for Most Promising Performance in Jeune femme, also well-received this year in Gaspard at the Wedding [+see also:
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and Our Struggles [+see also:
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) and Sébastien Chassagne ((Girl)Friend [+see also:
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).

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Written by Julien Rappeneau (nominated for a César for Best Screenplay in 2005 for 36 [+see also:
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, who also wrote the scripts for Zulu [+see also:
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, Largo Winch [+see also:
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and Kalinka [+see also:
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), Fourmi's screenplay is an adaptation of the Spanish graphic novel Dream Team by Mario Torrecillas and Artur Laperla. The film’s producer has described the plot as like a "French Billy Elliot," focusing on a father-son relationship, with the son (12 years old) inventing a lie to help his destitute father. 

Produced by Michael Gentile for The Film (which was also involved in Julien Rappeneau's debut), Fourmi will be co-produced by France 2 Cinéma and the Belgian outfit Scope Pictures. Pre-purchased by France 2, Canal+ and OCS, the feature film is also being supported by Sofica Cofimage. Filming is due to take place from 11 June to 3 August in Ile-de-France. French distribution and international sales will be revealed at a later date.

The Film also screened Joueurs [+see also:
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by Marie Monge at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes (which Bac Films will be releasing in French cinemas on 4 July) and also produced Premières vacances by Patrick Cassir, which is currently in post-production (and stars Camille Chamoux and Jonathan Cohen in the leading roles). The Parisian company’s filmography also includes The Patience Stone [+see also:
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, Some Like It Veiled [+see also:
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, Espion(s) [+see also:
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, Skylab [+see also:
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, Lolo [+see also:
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, The Ordeal [+see also:
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and Vinyan [+see also:
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.

(Translated from French)

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