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Shooting starts for Amélie Van Elmbt’s second film, Drôle de père

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- Director Amélie Van Elmbt (La Tête la première) has just started shooting her second film, produced by the Dardenne brothers for Les Films du Fleuve

Shooting starts for Amélie Van Elmbt’s second film, Drôle de père
Director Amélie Ven Elmbt

Amélie Van Elmbt made a name for herself in 2012 with an almost entirely self-financed first film, Headfirst [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which did not want for originality nor audacity. In that summer road film, we followed the love life of Zoé (Alice de Lencquesaing), who set out to find her favourite writer (played by Jacques Doillon) and fell for the charms of the spirited Adrien (David Mulga, a real revelation). The film was also selected by ACID (the Association for Independent Film Distribution) at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. 

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Drôle de père [+see also:
film review
interview: Amélie van Elmbt
film profile
]
(lit. “The Odd Father") is the story of Antoine, who, after a five-year-long culinary journey, returns to Liège, having decided to open his own restaurant. But his return proves to be much more difficult than he first thought. His mother’s health has taken a turn for the worse, and Antoine is overcome with remorse. He starts to think of Camille, a former lover and the mother of their little girl, Elsa, whom he has never met. He decides to go and see her, but as he knocks on her door, he finds Camille is about to leave on an important business trip. She is waiting for her baby-sitter, who is running late. Panicked, Camille asks Antoine to wait for the sitter, so as not to miss her plane. Caught off guard, Antoine accepts, although he never imagined that the baby-sitter would not show up and he would find himself alone with his daughter for three days of summer. 

Antoine will be played by Thomas Blanchard (Lulu in the Nude [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, 2 Autumns 3 Winters [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, Caprice [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), who has been seen recently in Antoine Cuypers’ Prejudice [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antoine Cuypers
film profile
]
, in which he put on a remarkable performance, while the role of Camille will be taken on by Judith Chemla (Camille Rewinds [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, In the Name of My Daughter [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, A Woman’s Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Stéphane Brizé
film profile
]
). The film will also mark the debut of Lina Doillon (the daughter of Jacques Doillon). Principal photography is slated to run from 4 July to 12 August in Brussels, Namur and Marchin. Drôle de père is produced by Les Films du Fleuve in Belgium and co-produced by Why Not Productions in France. The film has received backing from the CCA as well as Eurimages.

(Translated from French)

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