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Axelle Ropert to shoot The Apple of My Eye

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- Mélanie Bernier and Bastien Bouillon set to star in the 3rd feature film by the filmmaker. A production by Films Pelléas being sold by Les Films du Losange

Axelle Ropert to shoot The Apple of My Eye
Director Axelle Ropert

According to our sources, on Monday 21 September the third feature film by Axelle Ropert is set to start filming: The Apple of My Eye [+see also:
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. Discovered during Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2009 with The Wolberg Family [+see also:
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, the director, who then followed up with Tirez la langue, mademoiselle [+see also:
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(which was selected for Busan in 2013), this time brought together a cast featuring Mélanie Bernier (acclaimed in, among others, Delicacy [+see also:
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and Populaire [+see also:
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), Bastien Bouillon (who gave a memorable performance in 2 Autumns 3 Winters [+see also:
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and was nominated for the Lumière award for Most Promising Actor in 2015 for High Society [+see also:
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), Antonin Fresson, Chloé Astor, Swann Arlaud (who was front and centre at Cannes in May earlier this year in The Wakhan Front [+see also:
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and Les anarchistes [+see also:
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), Thierry Gibault, Jean-Charles Clichet, Laurent Mothe, Serge Bozon and Aurore James.

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Written by the director herself, the screenplay centres on a boy and a girl. They live in the same building and both love music. Elise is blind, whilst Théo has perfect vision, and this difference brings them into conflict day after day. A bad joke by Théo finally brings him closer to Elise. Over time, his deceit continues, putting him in an impossible situation that risks ruining their blossoming love…

Also worth mentioning is that the two main male protagonists of the film are two brothers of Greek origin, which adds something to the film, given the culture of the country and what’s currently going on there.

Produced by David Thion for Les Films Pelléas, The Apple of My Eye is being co-produced by Arte France Cinéma. Also pre-bought by Ciné+, the feature has received financial backing from the Sofica Cinémage and the Île-de-France region, where the seven weeks of filming will take place. Distribution in France will be handled by Diaphana, whilst international sales will be managed by Les Films du Losange.

Les Films Pelléas is at the Toronto Film Festival this week, where Parisienne [+see also:
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by Danielle Arbid (see news article) has been selected for the Contemporary World Cinema section. The Parisian company (which is managed by Philippe Martin) is also currently working on the image editing for Sophie’s Misfortunes [+see also:
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by Christophe Honoré (see news article – international sales: Gaumont) and is currently in the final stages of production on Diamant noir [+see also:
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 by Arthur Harari (see news article), which will be distributed in France by Ad Vitam. Filming is also set to start on documentary L'Opéra de Paris by Jean-Stéphane Bron, which will be spread over two years (co-produced with Swiss production company Bande à Part Films).

(Translated from French)

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