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Fanny Ardant to begin shooting Cadences Obstinées in Lisbon

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- Portuguese actors Nuno Lopes and Ricardo Pereira co-star with Italian actress Asia Argento and Franco-Russian star Gérard Depardieu.

Fanny Ardant to begin shooting Cadences Obstinées in Lisbon

This week in Lisbon, actress Fanny Ardant (photo) began the six-week shooting schedule of Cadences Obstinées, her second feature film as director. The film features Portuguese actors Nuno Lopes and Ricardo Pereira, together with Italian actress Asia Argento, (now) Russian actor Gérard Depardieu and Rumanian actor Tudor Istodor.

Cadences Obstinées revolves around a couple, Margo (Asia Argento) and Furio (Nuno Lopes). She is an acclaimed cellist who left her job to devote herself to her husband; he is an architect embarked on the almost impossible task of restoring a long-abandoned hotel.  As the opening day draws near, tensions and obstacles build up between them. Eventually, the overshadowed cellist will go back to her music.

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Portuguese Paulo Branco, who had already produced Fanny Ardant’s directorial debut, Ashes and Blood [+see also:
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(2009), is to finance the actress’ new project through Parisian company Alfama Films, in co-production with France 3 Cinéma. Apart from producing the film, Alfama Films also handles the international sales and will assure the distribution of Cadences Obstinées in France. Leopardo Filmes will be in charge of the premiere in Portugal. 

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(Translated from Spanish)

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