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Imminent filming for Pas son genre by Lucas Belvaux

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- Loïc Corbery and Emilie Dequenne star in the Belgian filmmaker’s next movie, again produced par Agat Films

Imminent filming for Pas son genre by Lucas Belvaux

According to our information, Lucas Belvaux (photo) will begin the filming of his 9th feature film, Pas son genre, in Arras on March 18th. Based on the novel of the same name by Philippe Vilain, the cast features Loïc Corbery (rising star from La Comédie Française, for whom this will be the first major role in a movie) and Emilie Dequenne (award-winner last year in Cannes and recently at the Magritte for Our Children [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Joachim Lafosse
film profile
]
). They will be supported by Amira Casar (Let My People Go! [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 and soon in Michael Kohlhaas) and Anne Coesens (Illegal [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Olivier Masset-Depasse
film profile
]
Goodbye Morocco [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) amongst others.

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Written by the director, the screenplay focuses on Clément, a young Parisian philosophy teacher, sent to Arras for a year. Amidst the oppressing boredom and the depressing weather, Clément does not know what to do with his spare time… He then meets Jennifer, a pretty hairdresser, who becomes his lover. As free bodies and souls, their love affair could be the greatest of all. But the profound cultural and social rift between them rears its head...

Pas son genre will be Luc Belvaux’s 7th feature film produced by Patrick Sobelman for Agat Films after the trilogy in 2003 (An Amazing Couple [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
After Life [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 and On the Run [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), The Weakest is Always Right [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (in competition in Cannes in 2006), Rapt [+see also:
trailer
interview: Lucas Belvaux
film profile
]
 (2009) and 38 Witnesses [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (which opened the Rotterdam Film Festival last year).

The film benefits from a 5.9 M€ budget including coproductions with France 3 Cinéma and the Belgian company Artémis Productions, pre-purchases by Canal+, Ciné+ and the RTBF, funding from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (via the CRRAV), Sofica Cinémage and the French Community of Belgium. The 48 days of shooting will take place in Arras and Paris. Diaphana will release the film on French screens and international sales will be handled by Films Distribution.

On March 20th, Agat Films will launch Queen of Montreuil [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Solveig Anspach
film profile
]
 by Solveig Anspach (widely appreciated in the Venice Days (review and video interview) and is also carrying in post-production La vie domestique by Isabelle Czajka (article), the minority co-production Dark Touch by Marina de Van (article) and Son épouse by Michel Spinosa (with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal - article).

(Translated from French)

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