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Emmanuelle Bercot shooting La tête haute

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- The cast of the film, produced by Les Films du Kiosque, includes Rod Paradot, Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel and Sara Forestier

Emmanuelle Bercot shooting La tête haute
Emmanuelle Bercot

Since Monday 21 July, Emmanuelle Bercot has been shooting her fifth feature film: La tête haute [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
film profile
]
(lit.Head held high). A regular at the major festivals (Clément in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2001, Backstage [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 out of competition at Venice in 2005 and On My Way [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 in competition at Berlin in 2013), the director has also made a name for herself as a screenwriter (nominated for the César in 2012 for Poliss [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Maïwenn
film profile
]
 by Maïwenn, a film that she also acted in, just as she did in Mon roi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which is currently in post-production). 

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Featuring in the cast of her new directorial opus are young actor Rod Paradot, screen legend Catherine Deneuve (who is once again working with Bercot, following On My Way, which this year earned her her 11th nomination for the César for Best Actress; she was also popular recently in In the Courtyard [+see also:
trailer
interview: Philippe Martin
film profile
]
 and will be hitting screens on 17 September in Trois coeurs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Benoît Jacquot
film profile
]
), Benoît Magimel (winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 2001 for The Piano Teacher, nominated for the César for Best Supporting Actor in 2013 for Cloclo [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, due to hit screens in December in La French) and Sara Forestier (winner of the César for Best Actress in 2011 for The Names of Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, nominated in 2014 for Suzanne [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Katell Quillévéré
festival scope
film profile
]
).

Written by the director together with Marcia Romano, the film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender. 

Produced by François Kraus and Denis Pineau-Valencienne for Les Films du KiosqueLa tête haute is co-produced by France 2 Cinéma and Wild Bunch (which will be in charge of distribution in French cinemas). Having been pre-purchased by Canal+, the film is also being backed by the CNC’s advance on receipts, Pictanovo and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, as well as by four of the Soficas (Manon, Palatine Etoile, Soficinéma and Sofitvciné). The shoot will continue until 17 September and will take place in the Ile-de-France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Rhône-Alpes regions. International sales are handled by Elle Driver.

Les Films du Kiosque currently has May Allah Bless France! by Abd Al Malik (read the article – set for release on 10 December), Papa Lumière [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Ada Loueilh (read the article) and Boomerang [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by François Favrat (read the article) in post-production. The outfit is also preparing the upcoming film by Marion Vernoux, entitled Et ta soeur?

(Translated from French)

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