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Lou Jeunet wraps the shoot for Curiosa

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- Niels Schneider, Noémie Merlant and Camelia Jordana are toplining the filmmaker’s feature debut

Lou Jeunet wraps the shoot for Curiosa
(l-r) Actresses Noémie Merlant and Camelia Jordana

The home stretch is in sight for the shoot for Curiosa by Lou Jeunet, which is taking place in Ile-de-France and is due to wrap next week. The cast of the filmmaker’s feature debut includes Niels Schneider (César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2017 for Dark Inclusion [+see also:
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interview: Arthur Harari
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]
, also popular in such titles as HeartbeatsSleeping Beauty [+see also:
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interview: Ado Arrietta
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]
You and the Night [+see also:
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]
), Noémie Merlant (nominated this year for the César Award for Most Promising Actress and for the Lumières Award for Best New Actress for Heaven Will Wait [+see also:
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), Camelia Jordana (Le brio [+see also:
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]
Some Like It Veiled [+see also:
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]
), Amira Casar (Call Me by Your Name [+see also:
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Q&A: Luca Guadagnino
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]
Saint Laurent [+see also:
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Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
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]
), Mathilde Warnier (The Wild Boys [+see also:
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interview: Bertrand Mandico
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]
Caprice [+see also:
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]
, the series A Very Secret Service) and Benjamin Lavernhe (C’est la vie! [+see also:
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]
The Odyssey [+see also:
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]
).

Written by the director together with Raphaëlle Desplechin (nominated for the César Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2011 for On Tour [+see also:
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interview: Mathieu Amalric
interview: Mathieu Amalric
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]
), the story is loosely based on the relationship that existed between two authors at the end of the 19th century, Pierre Loüys and Marie de Régnier, a passionate love story set against a backdrop of sexual freedom.

Produced by Olivier Delbosc for Curiosa Films, the feature has secured an advance on receipts from the CNC and €230,000 in backing from the Ile-de-France region. The cinematography has been entrusted to Simon Roca (9 Fingers [+see also:
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interview: FJ Ossang
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]
The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu [+see also:
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). 

As a reminder, this year, Curiosa Films has released Claire Denis Bright Sunshine In [+see also:
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Martin Provost’s The Midwife [+see also:
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interview: Martin Provost
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]
Etienne Comar’s Django [+see also:
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Q&A: Etienne Comar
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]
 and Lorraine Levy’s Knock [+see also:
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 in movie theatres, will bring out the comedy Momo [+see also:
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]
 by Sébastien Thiéry and Vincent Lobelle (toplined by Christian Clavier and Catherine Frot) on 27 December, and currently has The Apparition [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Giannoli
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]
 by Xavier GiannoliBlack Tide by Erick ZoncaAmoureux de ma femme [+see also:
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]
 by and starring Daniel Auteuil (who will be flanked on screen by Gérard DepardieuSandrine Kiberlain and Spaniard Adriana Ugarte – set to be released on 25 April next year) and Paris Pigalle by Cédric Anger (see the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

Basque Cannes
Jihlava Film Fund
CICAE
 

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