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Sunbeat in the final stages of post-production

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- The feature debut by Clara and Laura Laperrousaz is being produced by Alfama, and stars Ana Girardot, Agathe Bonitzer, Teresa Madruga, Clément Roussier and Paulo Calatré

Sunbeat in the final stages of post-production
Actresses Ana Girardot and Agathe Bonitzer

Shot last autumn, shrouded in the utmost secrecy, Sunbeat, the feature debut by Clara and Laura Laperrousaz, who turned heads with their medium-length effort Retenir les Ciels, has reached the final stages of post-production. 

The cast includes Ana Girardot (who rose to fame in Lights Out [+see also:
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, was popular in the series The Returned, nominated for the Lumière Award for Best New Actress in 2015 for Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart [+see also:
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and High Society [+see also:
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, set to hit screens in September in Knock), Agathe Bonitzer (who made quite a splash in Coming Home [+see also:
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, was nominated for the Lumière Award for Best New Actress in 2013 for A Bottle in the Gaza Sea [+see also:
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, putting on excellent performances recently in Sleeping Beauty [+see also:
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and Right Here Right Now [+see also:
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), Teresa Madruga (Tabu [+see also:
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), Clément Roussier (who appeared in Under the Rainbow [+see also:
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and the series Ainsi soient-ils), Paulo Calatré (Porto [+see also:
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) and young actresses Océane and Margaux Le Caoussin.

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Written by the two directors, the story sees Gabriel and Iris head back to their family holiday home in Portugal with their daughters Emma and Zoé, a couple of adorable six-year-old twins, for a vacation. In the heart of the sun-drenched countryside, as the little ones swim and laugh, the couple’s past begins to rear its head. Emma is overwhelmed by a secret that is simply too big for her to keep, and which she has no right to share with her twin sister...

Produced by Paolo Branco for Alfama Films, which will handle the French distribution as well as the international sales, Sunbeat received an advance on receipts from the CNC and was shot in Serpa, Portugal, with Vasco Viana (Mountain [+see also:
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) serving as DoP.

Interestingly, Alfama Films has just received backing from Eurimages for The Captain by Robert Schwentke (see the news – a co-production with German outfit Filmgalerie 451 and Poland’s Opus Film), which has been filming since last month and features a plot revolving around the persecution of deserters in Germany in 1945. It follows a young corporal who steals an officer’s identity and finds himself caught in a deadly downward spiral of madness.

(Translated from French)

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