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Shoot about to start for Sarah Suco’s Les vœux

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- Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Camille Cottin and Éric Caravaca are among the cast of the director’s feature debut, staged by Mon Voisin Productions and set to be sold by Pyramide

Shoot about to start for Sarah Suco’s Les vœux
Director Sarah Suco

6 August will see the start of the shoot for the feature-length directorial debut by Sarah SucoLes vœux (lit. “The Wishes”), in Angoulême. Having made a splash as an actress (in films such as Guy [+see also:
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Let the Girls Play [+see also:
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Place publique [+see also:
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Fifty Springtimes [+see also:
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 and Discount [+see also:
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), the newly turned filmmaker recently stepped behind the camera for the short film Nos enfants (presented in April at the COLCOA Festival). Among the cast of her feature debut are Jean-Pierre Darroussin (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 1999 and 2008, and for the César for Best Supporting Actor in 1994, 1997 and 1998, popular recently in The House by the Sea [+see also:
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 and the series Le Bureau des Légendes), Camille Cottin (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2016 for The Parisian Bitch [+see also:
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, giving a fine performance in the series Call My Agent!, and set to grace screens soon in Premières vacancesLes Fauves and Le Mystère Henri Pick) and Éric Caravaca (César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2000 and nominated for the César for Best Actor in 2002, popular last year at Cannes in Lover for a Day [+see also:
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). They will be sharing the bill with a young female lead who is yet to be announced.

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The story, written by the director together with Nicolas Silhol (Corporate [+see also:
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), revolves around 12-year-old Camille Lourmel, an avid circus enthusiast, whose mother is in a fragile state. Her parents are going through a difficult period. One day, they tell Camille and her brothers and sisters that they are going to live in a Catholic community in the city centre: the Community of the Holy Spirit. The life of the Lourmel family changes dramatically. Camille will have to cope with living in what turns out to be a sect…

Produced by Michel FellerDominique Besnehard and Antoine Le Carpentier for Mon Voisin ProductionsLes vœux is being co-produced by France 3 Cinéma. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+, the feature has also secured backing from the CNC’s advance on receipts, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and the Charente department. The shoot will take place in Angoulême from 6 August-12 October. The French distribution and international sales will be entrusted to Pyramide.

As a reminder, Mon Voisin Productions’ filmography includes titles such as Foreign Body [+see also:
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 by Raja AmariI Am a Soldier [+see also:
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 by Laurent LarivièreMaddened by His Absence [+see also:
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 by Sandrine BonnaireThe Night Clerk [+see also:
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 by Raphaël Jaculot and the series Call My Agent!. Standing out particularly among its titles in post-production is Pauvre Georges by Claire Devers (see the article).

(Translated from French)

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