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Hugo Gélin almost finished shooting Two Is a Family

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- The shoot for the filmmaker’s second feature is entering the home stretch; Omar Sy toplines this Vendôme production, sold by SND

Hugo Gélin almost finished shooting Two Is a Family
Director Hugo Gélin

After having risen to fame with Comme des frères [+see also:
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(nominated for the César Award for Best Debut Film in 2013, and which also earned Pierre Niney a nomination in the Most Promising Actor category), Hugo Gélin has entered the home stretch on the 11-week shoot for his second feature film, Two Is a Family [+see also:
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. Having kicked off on 21 September, filming is due to wrap on 10 December. The cast includes the brilliant Omar Sy (winner of the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for Untouchable [+see also:
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, popular last year in Samba [+see also:
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and due to be seen on screens on 3 February next year in Chocolat by Roschdy Zem), flanked by Clémence Poésy (who shot to fame thanks to the character of Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter saga; appearing in theatres from 16 December in The Great Game [+see also:
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), young US actress Gloria Colson and Canada’s Antoine Bertrand (Starbuck). 

Written by Hugo Gélin (who co-penned The Gilded Cage [+see also:
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), Mathieu Oullion (Radiostars [+see also:
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) and Jean-André Yerlès (who also contributed to The Gilded Cage and co-created the TV series Au service de la France), the story revolves around Samuel, who lives his life by the seaside in sunny Southern France with no ties or responsibilities, close to the people he loves and with whom he works without tiring himself out too much. That is until an old flame of his drops a young baby, Gloria, into his lap, who turns out to be his daughter and just a few months old!  Unable to take care of a baby and resolved to return the child to her mother, Samuel rushes off to London to try to find her – but it is in vain. Eight years later, after Samuel and Gloria have put down roots in London and become inseparable from one another, Gloria’s mother bursts back into their lives to get her daughter back…

Produced by Philippe Rousselet for Vendôme Production and by Stéphane Célérier for Mars Films (which will handle the movie’s distribution in French theatres on 7 December 2016), Two Is a Family is being shot in London, the Ile-de-France region (The Vexin and the Bry-sur-Marne Studios) and Nice, with Guillaume Massart serving as DoP. Sold abroad by SND, the feature was already pre-purchased at the AFM, including for Italy (Lucky Red), Spain (A Contracorriente), Germany (Tobis), Benelux (Belga), Greece (Odeon), Switzerland, Latin America and Australia.

For the record, Philippe Rousselet, who produced such titles as Lord of War, Source Code [+see also:
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, The Women on the 6th Floor [+see also:
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, Haute Cuisine [+see also:
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and The Bélier Family [+see also:
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, currently has Bastille Day [+see also:
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by British director James Watkins (starring Idris Elba in the lead), Comment j'ai rencontré mon père by Maxime Motte (with a cast including Isabelle Carré, François-Xavier Demaison and Diouc Koma) and West Coast [+see also:
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 by Benjamin Weill (read the article) in post-production, What Happened to Monday? by Norway’s Tommy Wirkola (starring Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close – read the article) in production, and is preparing La promesse de l'aube by Eric Barbier (toplined by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Pierre Niney).

(Translated from French)

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