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Marguerite et Julien: Valérie Donzelli due to start shooting soon

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- Anaïs Demoustier and Jeremy Elkaïm topline the cast of a film tackling a daring subject, which will be produced by Rectangle and distributed by Wild Bunch

Marguerite et Julien: Valérie Donzelli due to start shooting soon
Valérie Donzelli

On 6 October, the shoot is set to kick off for Marguerite et Julien [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, the fourth feature film by Valérie Donzelli. This time around, the director of The Queen of Hearts [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
(revealed at Locarno in 2009), Declaration of War [+see also:
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]
(a firm favourite at the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2011, the French candidate for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film in 2012, garnering six nominations for the César in 2012 and taking over 865,000 admissions in France) and Main dans la main [+see also:
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]
(winner of the Best Actor Award at Rome in 2012) is trying her hand at a screenplay written in 1971 for François Truffaut, which the renowned filmmaker didn’t get around to shooting. The cast of the film boasts rising star Anaïs Demoustier (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2009 and 2011, popular since then in such movies as Elles [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Malgorzata Sumowska
film profile
]
, Bird People [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Pascale Ferran
film profile
]
and The New Girlfriend [+see also:
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interview: François Ozon
film profile
]
) and Jérémie Elkaïm (a regular collaborator of Valérie Donzelli’s). They are joined by Aurélia Petit (High Society [+see also:
trailer
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]
), Frédéric Pierrot (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for Poliss [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Maïwenn
film profile
]
), Bastien Bouillon (2 Autumns 3 Winters [+see also:
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]
), and seasoned actor and actress Sami Frey and Geraldine Chaplin, among others.

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Written by the director together with Jérémie Elkaïm, and based on the work by Jean Gruault, the story revolves around Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet, the son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, who have had great affection for one another since they were children. But as they grow up, their tender love turns into an all-consuming passion. Their affair completely outrages society, which then hunts them down. Unable to fight against their feelings for each other, they are forced to run away...

Produced by Edouard Weil and Alice Girard for Rectangle Productions, Marguerite et Julien will continue shooting until December in Ile-de-France (the region that provided production aid for the film) and in Lower Normandy (at the Ravalet Castle, on the Cotentin Peninsula). Distribution in France and international sales will be handled by Wild Bunch.

Rectangle’s line-up also includes Benoît Jacquot’s 3 Hearts [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Benoît Jacquot
film profile
]
(unveiled in competition at Venice), which is currently showing in cinemas, and A trois, on y va [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Jérôme Bonnell (read the article), a title in post-production. The outfit will also see the release of French Dolls by Katia Lewkowicz (read the article) in theatres on 26 November.

(Translated from French)

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