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SMS: problem after problem for Guillaume de Tonquedec

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- Gabriel Julien-Laferrière is back five years after the success of Neuilly sa mère!. Also hitting screens are Clouds of Sils Maria and Love at First Fight

SMS: problem after problem for Guillaume de Tonquedec
SMS by Gabriel Julien-Laferrière

Gabriel Julien-Laferrière – the director of the summer 2009 surprise smash hit, his feature debut Neuilly sa mère! [+see also:
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, which took a total of 2.5 million admissions – has certainly taken his time in making his second opus, SMS [+see also:
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, which is released today in French cinemas by Warner.

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Produced by Alain Attal for Les Productions du Trésor and sold abroad by Films Distribution, the comedy boasts a cast including Guillaume de Tonquedec (winner of the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013 for Le prénom [+see also:
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and set to be seen imminently at Venice Days in Les nuits d'été [+see also:
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interview: Mario Fanfani
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), Géraldine Pailhas (nominated for the César for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for Young and Beautiful [+see also:
film review
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interview: François Ozon
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]
), Anne Marivin and Franck Dubosc. Written by the director together with Laurent Benguigui, the story recounts the whirlwind of catastrophes that befalls the main character: at 9 am, Laurent receives an SMS; at 9.01, his mobile phone is stolen; at 9.30, his son disappears; at 10.00, his house catches fire; at 10.15, his wife leaves him; at 10.30, his business goes into liquidation; and at 11.00, he is remanded in custody. And that’s just the start of his worries… 

Also hitting screens this Wednesday are two feature films that were very popular at Cannes: the competition entry Clouds of Sils Maria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Olivier Assayas
film profile
]
by Olivier Assayas (a Franco-Swiss-German co-production starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart – distribution by Les Films du Losange) and Love at First Fight [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Cailley
film profile
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by Thomas Cailley (a feature debut that was a real revelation at the Directors’ Fortnight – starring Adèle Haenel and Kevin Azaïs in the leads - Haut et Court Distribution). Lastly of note is another French feature debut: Des lendemains qui chantent [+see also:
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by Nicolas Castro (read the article - UGC Distribution).

(Translated from French)

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