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Joachim Lafosse reunites Bérénice Béjo and Cédric Kahn in L’Economie du Couple

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- Whilst we’re still waiting to see Les Chevaliers Blancs, Joachim Lafosse has already started shooting his new film, a domestic and familial huis clos

Joachim Lafosse reunites Bérénice Béjo and Cédric Kahn in L’Economie du Couple
Director Joachim Lafosse

Today filming started in Brussels on Joachim Lafosse’s new feature film, L'économie du couple [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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]
. The film tells the story of the separation of Marie and Thierry, who break up after living together for ten years. She bought the apartment they live in with their children but he’s the one who completely renovated it. As Thierry can’t afford to find somewhere else to live, they are forced to remain living together. On the day of reckoning, each tries to hold on to what they think they contributed to their life together.

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For the first time, Joachim Lafosse is taking on a project he didn’t start. Indeed, the screenplay was originally written by Mazarine Pingeot and Fanny Burdino, with contributions from Thomas Van Zuylen

The style of filming in a single space heralds the director’s return to universal yet very personal issues, after shooting Chevaliers Blancs [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
film profile
]
, which was loosely based on the Zoé’s Ark humanitarian scandal and which we will have to wait until September to see. L’Economie du Couple revolves around the confrontation between Bérénice Béjo and Cédric Kahn, showing us another side of the French director, who we saw in his capacity as an actor this May at Cannes in Les Anarchistes [+see also:
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by Elie Wajeman, and who also played one of the leading roles in Tirez la langue Mademoiselle [+see also:
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by Axelle Ropert, released in 2013. 

Almost all filming will take place in the couple’s apartment in Brussels, between now and 10 July. L’Economie du Couple is being produced by brothers Jacques-Henri and Olivier Bronckart for Versus Production, which has been working with the Belgian director since Private Lessons [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Jacques-Henri Bronckart
interview: Joachim Lafosse
film profile
]
in 2008, and co-produced by Sylvie Pialat and Les Films du Worso in France, which also co-produced Lafosse’s last two films, Loving Without Reason [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Lafosse
film profile
]
and Les Chevaliers Blancs. The film has received backing from RTBF, VOO, BeTV, Wallimage and the Tax Shelter, and an advance on receipts from CNC and Canal +. It will be distributed by O’Brother in the Benelux countries, and by Le Pacte in France.   

(Translated from French)

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