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Isabelle Huppert back with Benoît Jacquot for Eva

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- The first clapperboard slams in January, with Gaspard Ulliel and Julia Roy also joining the cast. A film being produced by Macassar Productions and sold by EuropaCorp

Isabelle Huppert back with Benoît Jacquot for Eva
Benoît Jacquot and Isabelle Huppert on the set of Villa Amalia (2009)

The first clapperboard slams on 23 January for Eva, the 24th feature film by Benoît Jacquot, whose work has been shown in competition once at Cannes (L'École de la chair in 1998), twice at Berlin (Farewell My Queen [+see also:
film review
trailer
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interview: Benoît Jacquot
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]
and Diary of a Chambermaid [+see also:
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]
in 2012 and 2015), and four times at Venice (Le Septième Ciel in 1997, Pas de scandale in 1999, The Untouchable [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
in 2006 and 3 Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Benoît Jacquot
film profile
]
in 2014), and whose debut opus, Never Ever [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Victória Guerra
film profile
]
(unveiled out of competition at Venice in 2016) is slated for release in France on 7 December.

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This is the sixth time the director has cast Isabelle Huppert in one of his films (she won the performance award at Cannes in 1978 and 2001, at Berlin in 2002, and at Venice in 1988 and 1995; she is currently enjoying the international limelight with Elle [+see also:
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and will hit screens in France on 21 December in Souvenir [+see also:
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), after Les Ailes de la colombe (1981), L'École de la chair (1998), Pas de scandale (1999), La Fausse Suivante (2000), and Villa Amalia [+see also:
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(2009). Alongside her are Gaspard Ulliel (who was nominated for the César for Best Actor in 2015 for Saint Laurent [+see also:
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Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
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, appeared on the Croisette last May in It's Only the End of the World [+see also:
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and The Dancer [+see also:
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) and Julia Roy (who was acclaimed in If You Don't, I Will [+see also:
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and stars in A jamais).

Written by Gilles Taurand (who won the Golden Osella at Venice in 1997 for the screenplay for Nettoyage à sec; has been nominated for the César for Best Screenplay six times and won in 1995 and 2013 with Les Roseaux sauvages and Les Adieux à la reine) and Benoît Jacquot, and based on the book of the same name by James Hadley Chase (which was also adapted for e big screen by Joseph Losey back in 1962 with Jeanne Moreau in the lead role), the screenplay sees Bertrand Valade, a young successful playwright, meet Eva, who’s squatting in the chalet he’s come to to write in peace and quiet in the midst of a violent snowstorm. But who is this mysterious Eva?

Produced by Mélita Toscan du Plantier and Marie-Jeanne Pascal for Macassar Productions, Eva is co-produced by EuropaCorp (which will handle the film’s distribution in France and international sales), Arte France Cinéma and Belgian company Scope Pictures. The seven weeks of filming will kick off on 23 January and end on 10 March, taking place in in Paris, Lyon and Annecy.

Macassar Productions took its first steps in the industry by co-producing Masaan [+see also:
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by Indian filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan (which was shown in the Certain Regard section of Cannes in 2015) and is currently co-producing In The Fade [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Fatih Akin
film profile
]
by Fatih Akin (produced by Bombero International with Pathé, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany and Corazón International – filming is set to wrap on 9 December with Diane Kruger in a starring role – see news article).

(Translated from French)

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