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An August shoot for Léa Fehner’s Les ogres

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- Adèle Haenel, François and Inès Fehner, Marion Bouvarel, Marc Barbé, and Lola Dueñas are set to star in the Bus Films production, distributed by Pyramide

An August shoot for Léa Fehner’s Les ogres
Adèle Haenel

According to Cineuropa’s sources, on 25 August, Léa Fehner will kick off the shoot for her second feature film: Les Ogres [+see also:
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]
. Having scored a hit at Venice Days 2009 with the ambitious Silent Voices [+see also:
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 (which also won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film and was nominated for the César Award for Best Debut in 2010), for her new opus the director will assemble a cast comprising Adèle Haenel (nominated for the César for Most Promising Actress in 2008 and 2012 for Water Lilies [+see also:
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 and House of Tolerance [+see also:
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, winner of the César for Best Supporting Actress for Suzanne [+see also:
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in 2014, and garnering a lot of attention at Cannes in Love at First Fight [+see also:
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), François and Inès Fehner (the filmmaker’s father and sister), Marion BouvarelMarc Barbé (The Nun [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Nicloux
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]
Little Lion [+see also:
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) and Spanish actress Lola Dueñas (a very familiar face in the films of Pedro Almodóvar and popular on the Croisette recently in Alleluia [+see also:
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).

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Written by Fehner, Catherine Paillé and Brigitte Sy, the story revolves around a travelling theatre company. They move from town to town with their show slung over their shoulders and a circus tent on their backs, and they bring dreams and disorder to people’s humdrum lives. They are ogres, giants, who in the past ate women and children as they also ate up the kilometres while performing all over the place. But today, they are getting old – and no one wants to get old. And just as the party’s getting started! 

Interestingly, the director is perfectly familiar with the subject of her film, as her father founded and still manages l'Agit - Théâtre, a travelling theatre company that has spent the last 20 years travelling around France with its circus tent, and which Marion Bouvarel and Inès, the filmmaker’s sister, are also members of.

Produced by Philippe Liégeois for Bus Films, Les ogres is benefitting from a pre-purchase by Canal+, an advance on receipts from the CNC, and backing from the Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc-Roussillon and Aquitaine regions. The shoot will go on for ten weeks, with Julien Poupard (Party Girl [+see also:
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) as DoP. Distribution in France and international sales will be handled by Pyramide.

(Translated from French)

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