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Arnaud des Pallières’ Orphan for Arte France Cinéma

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- The upcoming films by Axelle Ropert, Caroline Deruas and Mohamed Diab will also be co-produced by the film arm of the Franco-German channel

Arnaud des Pallières’ Orphan for Arte France Cinéma
Director Arnaud des Pallières at Cannes in 2013

Arte France Cinéma’s (headed by Olivier Père) second selection committee of 2015 has chosen to get on board four projects as a co-producer and pre-purchaser. Standing out among them is Orphan [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud des Pallières
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]
, which will be the fifth feature by Arnaud des Pallières, following Drancy Avenir (1996), Adieu (2004), Park [+see also:
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(selected in Orizzonti at Venice in 2008) and Michael Kohlhaas [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud des Pallières
festival scope
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(in competition at Cannes in 2013). Co-written by the director together with Christelle Berthevas, the film, which will star Adèle Haenel (winner of the César Award for Best Actress in 2015 for Love at First Fight [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Cailley
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]
) and Jalil Lespert, will tell the story of a woman as she lives her entire life, from infancy to old age, set against the backdrop of her struggle for freedom and identity. Production will be led by Les Films Hatari and Les Films d'Ici.

Arte France Cinéma will also be supporting La Prunelle de mes yeux [+see also:
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by Axelle Ropert, who previously directed The Wolberg Family [+see also:
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(Directors’ Fortnight 2009) and Tirez la langue, mademoiselle [+see also:
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(2013). According to the filmmaker, her new opus (to be produced once again by Les Films Pelléas), which will feature a cast of young actors, “starts off all jokey, but changes into a drama and ends up as a love story”.

A feature-debut project is also one of the selected titles: L'Indomptée by Caroline Deruas (who turned a lot of heads as the screenwriter on three of Philippe Garrel’s films: A Burning Hot Summer [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Garrel
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, Jealousy [+see also:
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and L'ombre des femmes [+see also:
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). The movie will be set in Rome’s Villa Medici and will tell the story of a relationship between two young artists, one a photographer and the other an author, but it will mainly tell a tale of personal freedom seen through the filter of the imagination.

Lastly, Arte France Cinéma will board Clash [+see also:
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, which will be the second feature by Mohamed Diab, following 678. Produced by Egypt and France (Sampek Productions – Film Clinic), the plot will unfold almost entirely inside a riot van during the demonstrations that followed the deposition of President Morsi in 2013.

For the record, Arte France Cinéma is backing the upcoming films by Nanni Moretti, Bruno Dumont, Jia Zhangke, Joachim Trier, Miguel Gomes, Corneliu Porumboiu, Sergeï Loznitsa, Philippe Garrel, Bertrand Bonello, Mia Hansen-Løve, Stéphane Brizé, Philippe Faucon, Paul Verhoeven, Alessandro Comodin, Mehmet Can Mertoglu, Whit Stillman, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Samuel Maoz, Neeraj Ghaywan, Nicolas Pariser, Mikhaël Hers, Sacha Wolff, Jacques Tardi, Michael Dudok de Wit, Jean-François Laguionie, and sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin. 

(Translated from French)

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