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Philippe Lioret shooting A Kid

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- The new film by the director of Welcome stars Pierre Deladonchamps and Gabriel Arcand, is produced by Fin Août and is sold by Le Pacte

Philippe Lioret shooting A Kid
Actor Pierre Deladonchamps

Today sees the final day of filming in Paris for A Kid [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Philippe Lioret
film profile
]
(Le fils de Jean) by Philippe Lioret, the shoot for which will then continue in Canada. Announced at the Film Market of the Cannes Film Festival, the project boasts a cast that includes French rising star Pierre Deladonchamps (winner of the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2014 for Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
festival scope
film profile
]
, who will be seen on screen in October in (Une) Enfance [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Philippe Claudel and who has just been filming Eternité [+see also:
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by Tran Anh Hung), Canadian actor Gabriel Arcand (The Decline of the American Empire, The Auction), and his compatriots Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Catherine de Léan, Patrick Hivon and Pierre-Yves Cardinal.

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This is the eighth feature film by Philippe Lioret, following Lost in Transit (the winner of the Best Director and Best Screenplay Awards at San Sebastian in 1993), Proper Attire Required (1997), Mademoiselle (2001), The Light (three nominations for the César Awards in 2005), Don’t Worry, I’m Fine [+see also:
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(winner of the César Awards for Most Promising Actress and Best Supporting Actor in 2007, nominated in the categories of Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay), Welcome [+see also:
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trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Philippe Lioret
film profile
]
(winner of the Europa Cinemas Label in the Berlinale Panorama in 2009, the European Parliament’s LUX Prize, the Lumière Award for Best Film in 2010 and nominated ten times at the Césars the same year) and All Our Desires [+see also:
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(Venice Days 2011).

A loose adaptation by the director and Natalie Carter (nominated for the César Award for Best Adaptation in 2008 for A Secret [+see also:
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) of the novel Si ce livre pouvait me rapprocher de toi by Jean-Paul Dubois, the story of A Kidrevolves around a divorced Frenchman who lives in Paris with his young son. One day he finds out that his father, who was originally from Quebec and whom he never met, has died. And so he decides to head to Montreal for the funeral and to meet the members of his family on his father’s side, who are totally unaware of his existence.

Produced by Marielle Duigou and Philippe Lioret for Fin Août Production, A Kid is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma and Canadian outfit Item 7. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS, the movie is also being backed by such sources as the La Banque Postale Image and Manon Soficas. The shoot, which kicked off with three days in Paris, will continue until 18 July in Canada. Distribution in France and international sales will be handled by Le Pacte.

Interestingly, on 10 June, Fin Août will release Un Français by Diastème (read the article) in theatres, which is currently setting a lot of tongues wagging in the media because French exhibitors have apparently cancelled a whole string of preview screenings for the film (which will be distributed by Mars) owing to a fear of things possibly getting out of hand, given its subject matter (the journey of a reformed skinhead, spanning several decades).

(Translated from French)

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