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The shoot is coming up soon for Solveig Anspach’s L'effet aquatique

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- Florence Loiret-Caille, Samir Guesmi, Philippe Rebbot and Didda Jonsdottir are among the cast of this Ex Nihilo production that will be distributed by Le Pacte

The shoot is coming up soon for Solveig Anspach’s L'effet aquatique
Solveig Anspach

On 20 October, the shoot will kick off in Montreuil for the sixth fiction feature film by Franco-American-Icelandic director Solveig Anspach: L'effet aquatique [+see also:
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. According to Cineuropa’s sources, the filmmaker, who directed Lulu in the Nude [+see also:
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]
(460,000 admissions in France this year), Chin Up! (which was nominated for the César Award for Best Debut in 2000 and earned Karin Viard the Best Actress Award), Stormy Weather [+see also:
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(selected in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2003) and Queen of Montreuil [+see also:
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interview: Solveig Anspach
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]
(unveiled at Venice Days in 2012), has this time assembled a cast including Florence Loiret-Caille (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2010 for Someone I Loved [+see also:
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]
, also popular in such titles as A Real Life [+see also:
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and Last Winter [+see also:
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interview: John Shank
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), Samir Guesmi (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013 for Camille Rewinds [+see also:
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]
), Philippe Rebbot (who came to fame in Welcome to Argentina [+see also:
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interview: Edouard Deluc
festival scope
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]
), Icelandic poet Didda Jonsdottir (who will be working with Solveig Anspach for the fourth time), Esteban and Olivia Côte. Interestingly, the film is being advertised as the third instalment in an offbeat comedy trilogy that began with Back Soon and Queen of Montreuil.

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Written by the director together with her regular collaborator Jean-Luc Gaget, the story sees Samir, a big, lanky fellow of around 40 who works as a crane operator in Montreuil, fall head over heels in love with Agathe, a bubbly young brunette who he bumps into in a café one day. When he finds out that she is a lifeguard at the Maurice Thorez municipal swimming pool, he cannot think of any other way of getting close to her than to sign up for swimming classes with her – even though he can swim perfectly well already… But his fib doesn’t even last three lessons, and Agathe really hates liars. So he gets found out, Agathe is furious, end of story. Well… almost.

Produced by Patrick Sobelman (who collaborates with the filmmaker on a regular basis) for Ex Nihilo, L'effet aquatique is benefitting from a co-production by Icelandic outfit Zik Zak, a pre-purchase by OCS (Orange Cinéma Séries), backing from the Indéfilms Sofica and aid from the Icelandic Film Center, among other support. The shoot will take place for ten days in France (in Montreuil, Paris region) before continuing in Reykjavik for 20 days next May. Distribution in France and international sales will be handled by Le Pacte.

(Translated from French)

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