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The final clapperboard slams for Philippe de Pierpont’s Bee Lucky!

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- Arthur Buyssen and Martin Nissen play a pair of teenage runaways in the second film by Philippe de Pierpont (She’s Not Crying, She’s Singing)

The final clapperboard slams for Philippe de Pierpont’s Bee Lucky!
Bee Lucky! by Philippe de Pierpont

In the environs of Spa, Philippe de Pierpont has just wrapped the shoot for his second feature film, following She’s Not Crying, She’s Singing [+see also:
trailer
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(winner of the Best Female Newcomer Magritte Award for Erika Sainte in 2012), which is again being produced by Iota Production. Bee Lucky! [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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is the story of two childhood friends – Lucas, a 17-year-old sixth-form student, and Bert, a 19-year-old apprentice mechanic – who run away in order to escape their home lives. Lucas, who is still immature, finds a “big brother” in Bert, a guide who will lead him to the brink of catastrophe. This adventure gives them a terrific taste of freedom, but the pitfalls and mistakes start to mount up, especially when they decide to squat in some houses that have been abandoned because their occupants have gone away on holiday. One thing leads to another, and they edge ever nearer to the point of no return. 

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The two young Belgian actors who play Bert and Lucas are Arthur Buyssen and Martin Nissen – the latter has already appeared in Angel at Sea [+see also:
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, The Giants
 [+see also:
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trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Bouli Lanners
film profile
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and, more recently, Puppy Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
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. The film is produced by Iota Production, in co-production with A Private View (Flanders), and with backing from the CCA and the VAF.

It is therefore a very hectic summer for Iota Production, which has also just wrapped the shoot for the feature debut by Guillaume Senez, Hors Cadre [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Guillaume Senez ­
interview: Kacey Motten Klein
film profile
]
(see the article), and is preparing to start filming L’Insoumise by Jawad Rhalib, which will be shot at the start of the autumn term on location in Belgium and Morocco, with the lead role entrusted to Sofiia Manousha. It is also a turning point for Iota – which has so far specialised in documentary films, to a large extent – as it has really been building up its fiction-feature catalogue over the last few months. We can also add Jacques a vu [+see also:
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by Xavier Diskeuve (read the article) to this catalogue, a movie that will be unveiled in October during the Namur Film Festival. 

(Translated from French)

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