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Emmanuelle Cuau preparing to shoot Pris de court

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- Virginie Efira, Gilbert Melki and Marilyne Canto star in this Christmas in July production set to be distributed in France by Ad Vitam

Emmanuelle Cuau preparing to shoot Pris de court
Director Emmanuelle Cuau

The first clapperboard will slam on 16 November for the third feature by the all-too-scarce Emmanuelle Cuau, entitled Pris de court (lit.Caught Unawares”). This time around, the director of Circuit Carole (1995) and Very Well, Thank You [+see also:
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(2007) will be banking on a cast including Belgian actress Virginie Efira (popular in such titles as 20 ans d'écart [+see also:
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, Caprice [+see also:
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and Family To Rent [+see also:
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, and who will be seen in 2016 in Half Sister, Full Love by Marion Vernoux, Un homme à la hauteur [+see also:
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]
by Laurent Tirard, Victoria [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
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]
by Justine Triet and Elle [+see also:
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]
 by Paul Verhoeven), Gilbert Melki (who was already involved in Very Well, Thank You and has put on some fine performances in such films as Complices [+see also:
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interview: Frédéric Mermoud
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]
, Anna M [+see also:
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and Le tueur [+see also:
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) and Marilyne Canto (Sense of Humour [+see also:
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, Tenderness [+see also:
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and The Snows of Kilimanjaro [+see also:
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interview: Robert Guédiguian
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]
).

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The screenplay, written by Emmanuelle Cuau (who co-penned Secret Defense by Jacques Rivette), Raphaëlle Valbrune-Desplechin (nominated for the César Award for Best Screenplay in 2011 for On Tour) and Eric Barbier, revolves around Nathalie, a single mother with two children, who loses her job. In order not to worry her kids, she hides the news from them. From that moment on, a downward spiral of lies will take hold – a dangerous, slippery slope...

Produced by Julie Salvador for Christmas in July, Pris de court is being supported by the CNC’s advance on receipts and the Cineventure Sofica. The shoot will take place in Paris and in the Paris region. Distribution in France will be handled by Ad Vitam, while international sales are still under negotiation.

For the record, Christmas in July has Vincent [+see also:
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by Thomas Salvador (revealed at San Sebastián in 2014) and Henri [+see also:
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interview: Yolande Moreau
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]
by Yolande Moreau (unveiled in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2013) in its recent filmography.

(Translated from French)

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