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In The Forest: Shoot set to kick off in August for Gilles Marchand

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- The Les Films de Françoise production, in conjunction with Swedish outfit Gota Film, will be distributed in France by Pyramide and sold abroad by Wild Bunch

In The Forest: Shoot set to kick off in August for Gilles Marchand
Director Gilles Marchard

According to Cineuropa’s sources, the shoot for the Franco-Swedish co-production In The Forest [+see also:
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Gilles Marchand’s third feature film as a director – following Who Killed Bambi? (official selection out of competition at Cannes in 2003 and nominated for the César Award for Best Debut Feature in 2004) and Black Heaven [+see also:
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(unveiled on the Croisette in 2010 in Un Certain Regard) – will get under way on 10 August. Standing out among the cast are such names as Jérémie Elkaïm (popular in films like Declaration of War [+see also:
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and Poliss [+see also:
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, set to hit screens on 22 July in Les bêtises – read the article) and young actor Timothé Vom Dorp (who rose to fame in Suzanne [+see also:
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and turned heads in the TV film Les pilules bleues).

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Written by the director together with Dominik Moll, the story revolves around Tom and Benjamin, two boys aged eight and 11 years old. They are meeting up with their father, who lives in Stockholm, in order to spend their summer holidays with him. When their dad suggests to them to go to the north of the country to spend a few days in a hut in the middle of the forest, the children are over the moon. But the place is a lot more secluded than they had imagined. And as time goes by, the father seems to be less and less concerned about planning a return to civilisation…

For the record, Gilles Marchand snagged two nominations for the César Award for Best Screenplay in 2001 – for Human Resources by Laurent Cantet and With a Friend Like Harry by Dominik Moll. He also co-wrote such titles as Eastern Boys [+see also:
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by Robin Campillo, La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil [+see also:
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by Joann Sfar (which is released in France on 5 August) and News from Planet Mars [+see also:
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by Dominik Moll (read the article).

Produced by Mina Driouche, Valérie Donzelli and Jérémie Elkaim for Les Films de Françoise, In The Forest will be co-produced by Swedish outfit Gota Film. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature is also benefiting from support from the CNC’s advance on receipts and from Film i Vast. The shoot will take place in Sweden (in the Gothenburg region) and in France. Distribution in France will be handled by Pyramide and international sales by Wild Bunch.

In May, Les Films de Françoise unveiled the Franco-Polish co-production Raging Rose [+see also:
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by Julia Kowalski (read the article) at Cannes, on the ACID programme.

(Translated from French)

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