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Vincent Cassel shines in One Wild Moment

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- In the wake of his performance in Mon roi at Cannes, Cassel shows off the extent of his acting range in Jean-François Richet’s film

Vincent Cassel shines in One Wild Moment
One Wild Moment by Jean-François Richet

While the Fête du Cinéma is due to kick off next Sunday, taking place for four days in all French theatres at a price of €4 per screening, 14 new releases are hitting screens today. Standing out among them is the critics’ favourite, The Restless One [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
, the first instalment in the Arabian Nights triptych by Portuguese director Miguel Gomes (read the Focus), revealed in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and distributed across 55 screens by Shellac (read the interview with Thomas Ordonneau).

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However, the most extensive release of the day is down to Mars Distribution, which is bringing out 430 copies of One Wild Moment [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Jean-François Richet (read the article), a remake of the movie of the same name directed by Claude Berri in 1977 (which had the English title In a Wild Moment). In this feature film that flirts with comedy, centring on a forty-something caught up in a highly awkward situation following a "moment of distraction" with his best friend’s teenage daughter, Vincent Cassel once again demonstrates his immense acting talent, barely a few weeks after he put on another high-flying performance in competition at Cannes, in Mon roi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
. This will certainly be enough to whet people’s appetite ahead of Only the End of the World [+see also:
film review
trailer
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by Xavier Dolan, which the actor is currently shooting (read the news), and while we continue to cross our fingers that French productions will soon be able to offer him some other juicy roles.

Also of note today are the releases of Une mère [+see also:
trailer
interview: Kacey Motten Klein
film profile
]
by Christine Carrière (read the article – starring Mathilde Seigner, Kacey Mottet-Klein and Pierfrancesco Favino – Les Films du Losange in 102 theatres), the comedy A Love You [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Paul Lefèvre (EuropaCorp in 91 cinemas) and the Franco-Russian-Ukrainian co-production Stand by Jonathan Taïeb, a film committed to fighting homophobia in Russia, supported by Amnesty International (Grizouilles Films across 11 screens).

Also hitting screens are L’année prochaine [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Belgian director Vania Leturcq (read the reviewChrysalis Films in 22 theatres), Darker Than Midnight [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Italy’s Sebastiano Riso (revealed in the Cannes Critics’ Week 2014 – read the reviewOutplay in ten cinemas), Masaan [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Indian filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan (a French co-production crowned with the Promising Future Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes – read the articlePathé Distribution across 37 screens) and the US-French-Spanish co-production Gunman [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
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by Pierre Morel (StudioCanal in 369 theatres), an adaptation of the crime novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, which stars Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba.

(Translated from French)

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