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Abdellatif Kechiche ready to shoot La vie d'Adèle

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- Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos will love each other in the director's fifth feature, inspired on a comic book

Abdellatif Kechiche ready to shoot La vie d'Adèle

Shooting for Abdellatif Kechiche’s new film, La vie d'Adèle [+see also:
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, an adaptation of the comic book Le bleu est une couleur chaude by Julie Maroh, will begin in early March. The cast features rising star Léa Seydoux (photo - Farewell, my Queen [+see also:
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]
, Sister [+see also:
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) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (revealed in Trouble at Timpetil [+see also:
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and also figuring in, among others, Tête de Turc [+see also:
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).

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Written by the director, the screenplay starts with Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), who is 15 years old and is certain of two things: she is a girl, and girls go out with boys. On the day in which she spots Emma’s (Léa Seydoux) blue hair on the Grand Place, she senses that her life is about to change. Facing these teenage troubles on her own, she transforms the way she looks at herself and the way that others see her. Through her ‘fusional’ love story with Emma, she gains fulfilment as a woman, and as an adult. But Adèle is unable to make peace, neither with her parents, nor with a world full of absurd moralities, nor with herself...

Golden Lion for Best First Work in Venice in 2000 with La faute à Voltaire, Abdellatif Kechiche won César Awards in 2005 (Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Promising Actress) with Games of Love and Chance [+see also:
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(screened at the Berlinale Panorama 2004) before coming out with this quadruple again in 2008 with The Secret of the Grain [+see also:
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]
which also snapped up three trophies in Venice (including the Jury Special Prize) as well as the Louis-Delluc prize in 2007. Her latest feature, the implacable Black Venus [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
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]
, was also unveiled in competition in Venice in 2010.

Produced by Quat’sous Films (the director’s company) and Wild Bunch, La vie d'Adèle has a budget of 3.98 M€ and includes, notably, the coproduction of France 2 Cinéma, Belgium’s Scope Pictures and Spain’s Vertigo Films, €560 000 of support from Eurimages and €175 000 from the CRRAV. Shooting will take place in the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and in Paris, among other places. Wild Bunch will take care of distribution in France and international sales.

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(Translated from French)

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