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André Téchiné shooting Nos années folles

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- Céline Sallette, Pierre Deladonchamps, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet and Michel Fau are among the cast of this ARP Sélection production

André Téchiné shooting Nos années folles
Director André Téchiné

The end is in sight for the shoot of André Téchiné’s 22nd feature film, Nos années folles (lit. “Our Crazy Years”), in Paris. Selected six times in competition at Cannes (between 1979 and 2003, winning the Best Director Award in 1985 for Rendez-vous), once at Venice (in 2001) and three times at Berlin (in 2005, 2007 and this year, with Being 17 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: André Téchiné
interview: Kacey Motten Klein
film profile
]
), the filmmaker has also netted accolades such as a César Award for Best Film in 1995 for Wild Reeds, among others.

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The cast of Nos années folles includes Pierre Deladonchamps (César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2014 for Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
festival scope
film profile
]
, currently appearing in French theatres in A Kid [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Philippe Lioret
film profile
]
and Eternity [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Céline Sallette (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2012 for House of Tolerance [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Adèle Haenel
film profile
]
, also popular in Rust & Bone [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
, One of a Kind [+see also:
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trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
and the TV series The Returned), Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2004, 2008, 2009, and in 2011 for The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; recently making a splash with Fool Moon [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) and Michel Fau (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
). 

Written by André Téchiné and Cédric Anger (nominated for the César Award for Best Adaptation in 2015 for Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), and based on a true story, the plot revolves around newlyweds Paul and Louise, as World War I breaks out. After two years on the frontline, Paul maims himself and deserts his post. But how can he hide when he is condemned to death in war-torn Paris? Louise dresses him up as a woman. He becomes Suzanne, drags his wife around the debauched Paris of the Golden Twenties and earns quite a reputation for himself. In 1925, once he is finally granted amnesty, Suzanne attempts to revert back to being Paul…

Produced by Laurent Pétin and Michèle Halberstadt for ARP Sélection, Nos années folles has a budget of €6.5 million, including a pre-purchase by Canal+ and the support of the CNC’s advance on receipts. The shoot, which kicked off on 22 August and will wrap on 15 October, is taking place in Paris and the Paris region, with Julien Hirsch serving as DoP (winner of the César Award in his category for Lady Chatterley [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
in 2007, nominated in 2012 for The Minister [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pierre Schoeller
film profile
]
and who is working with Téchiné for the sixth time). Distribution in French theatres will be managed directly by ARP

(Translated from French)

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