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Mikhaël Hers ready to shoot Ce sentiment de l'été

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- Filming is about to kick off for the filmmaker’s second feature. Anders Danielsen Lie and Judith Chemla star in this Nord-Ouest Films production

Mikhaël Hers ready to shoot Ce sentiment de l'été
Mikhaël Hers

According to Cineuropa’s sources, 29 July will see the start of the seven-week shoot for the second feature film by Mikhaël HersCe sentiment de l'été [+see also:
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 (lit. “This summer feeling”). Having been extremely popular in 2010 with his debut opus Memory Lane [+see also:
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 (unveiled in the Filmmakers of the Present section at Locarno, and which hit screens following three medium-length films, all selected at Cannes), this time the director has assembled a cast featuring Norway’s Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Trier
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]
, and who will be seen very soon in competition at Locarno in Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice [+see also:
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interview: Lucie Borleteau
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]
) and Judith Chemla (who came to fame in Versailles [+see also:
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interview: Pierre Schoeller
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]
 in 2008; she was nominated for the César for Best Supporting Actress in 2013 and won the Prix Lumière for Best Newcomer for Camille Rewinds [+see also:
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).

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Written by Mikhaël Hers together with Mariette Désert (who worked on the filmmaker’s debut feature and was nominated for the César for Best Original Writing in 2014 for Suzanne [+see also:
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), the story sees the sudden death of Sasha, a young French woman of around thirty, in Berlin. The viewer then accompanies her fiancé Lawrence, her sister Zoé, as well as other close family members, in the aftermath of this shocking event. Three years, three summers, three countries, with a story spanning Berlin, Paris and New York... 

Produced by Pierre Guyard for Nord-Ouest FilmsCe sentiment de l'été is co-produced by Arte France CinémaRhône-Alpes Cinéma and German outfit Katuh Studio. Having been pre-purchased by Ciné+, the film is also backed by the CNC’s advance on receipts, the Franco-German co-production mini-treaty, the Berlin Medienboard and the Cinéfondation Workshop of the Cannes Festival. The shoot will take place in Berlin, Annecy, Paris and New York from 29 July to 20 September. Distribution in France and international sales will be handled by Pyramide.

Interestingly, the first feature film produced by Pierre Guyard, Love at First Fight [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Cailley
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]
, by Thomas Cailley, has just been met with enormous success at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and will be released in French theatres on 20 August.

(Translated from French)

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