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Shoot to get under way soon for L’ami (François d’Assise et ses frères)

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- Standing out among the cast of Renaud Fély and Arnaud Louvet’s film are brothers Jérémie and Yannick Renier, Elio Germano, Alba Rohrwacher, and Olivier Gourmet

Shoot to get under way soon for L’ami (François d’Assise et ses frères)
Brothers Jérémie and Yannick Renier

The first clapperboard will slam on 7 October for L’ami (François d’Assise et ses frères) [+see also:
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 by Renaud Fély and Arnaud Louvet, who already partnered up in 2010 for Pauline et François [+see also:
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, which was Fély’s feature debut as a director and was produced by Louvet. According to Cineuropa’s sources, standing out among the cast of this historical drama co-produced by France, Belgium and Italy are Jérémie Renier (one of the Dardenne brothers’ favourite actors, with La promesse, The Child [+see also:
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interview: Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
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, The Silence of Lorna [+see also:
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interview: Arta Dobroshi
interview: Arta Dobroshi
interview: Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
interview: Olivier Bronckart
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and The Kid with a Bike [+see also:
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interview: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
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; nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2013 for My Way [+see also:
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and for the César for Best Supporting Actor in 2015 for Saint Laurent [+see also:
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, hitting screens tomorrow in France in The Wakhan Front [+see also:
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), Elio Germano (winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 2010 for Our Life [+see also:
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making of
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, which also earned him a David di Donatello Award for Best Actor, a trophy that he previously won in 2007 for My Brother Is an Only Child [+see also:
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interview: Daniele Luchetti
interview: Riccardo Tozzi
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and again in 2015 for Leopardi [+see also:
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interview: Mario Martone
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), Yannick Renier (nominated for the Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 for Private Lessons [+see also:
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interview: Jacques-Henri Bronckart
interview: Joachim Lafosse
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, could be seen at the latest San Sebastián in The White Knights [+see also:
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and also appeared in Pauline et François), Eric Caravaca (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2002 for The Officers’ Ward and put on a very fine performance in His Brother), Marcello Mazzarella (Placido Rizzotto), Alba Rohrwacher (Best Actress at Venice in 2014 for Hungry Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Saverio Costanzo
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, popular at Berlin in Sworn Virgin [+see also:
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, which comes out tomorrow in French theatres) and Olivier Gourmet (winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 2002 for The Son [+see also:
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, nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for The Minister [+see also:
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interview: Pierre Schoeller
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and for the César for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 for Grand Central [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
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).

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Written by Arnaud Louvet (who has already co-penned Disparue en hiver), Renaud Fély and Julie Peyr (nominated for the César Award in 2014 for Jimmy P – Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian [+see also:
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and the co-writer of recent title My Golden Days [+see also:
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), with contributions from Elizabeth Dablemont, the story takes place between 1209 and 1226, and follows the life of Elias of Cortona, one of the most loyal companions of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is attempting to shield the monks’ community-driven utopia from the threat of rejection weighing heavily upon it.

Produced by Arnaud Louvet and Francesca Feder for Aeternam Films, L'ami (François d’Assise et ses frères) will be co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Belgian outfit Entre Chien et Loup and Italian company Mir Cinematografica. Having been pre-purchased by Ciné+, the film is also backed by the CNC’s advance on receipts, the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the Gan Foundation for Cinema, the Procirep and the Angoa. The eight-week shoot will take place in France and Italy, with Léo Hinstin (Taj Mahal [+see also:
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and upcoming title Paris est une fête) serving as DoP, Marie-Laure Pinsard in charge of costumes, and Frédéric and Frédérique Lapierre overseeing production design. The score will be entrusted to Grégoire Hetzel (nominated for the César Award in 2011 for The Tree [+see also:
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interview: Julie Bertuccelli
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and who also has Incendies [+see also:
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, Kings and Queen [+see also:
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, A Christmas Tale [+see also:
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, My Golden Days and Summertime [+see also:
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in his filmography). Distribution in France will be handled by Haut et Court, while international sales will be managed by Films Distribution.

(Translated from French)

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