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Imminent filming for Week-ends by Anne Villacèque

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- Karin Viard, Noémie Lvovsky, Jacques Gamblin and Ulrich Tukur in the cast of the filmmaker's 4th feature film, co-written with Sophie Fillières

Imminent filming for Week-ends by Anne Villacèque

 On March 25th, according to our information, filming will begin in Etretat of Anne Villacèque’s (photo) fourth feature film: Week-ends. The director of Little Darling (Directors' Fortnight 2000), Riviera [+see also:
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 (in competition in Locarno and selected for Toronto in 2005) and E-Love (Forum of the Berlinale 2011) has put together a very appealing cast, which includes Karin Viard (nominated for the César 2012 for Best Actress in Polisse [+see also:
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and who recently appeared in Lulu, femme nue), Noémie Lvovsky (nominated for the César 2013 for Best Actress in Camille Rewinds [+see also:
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and whom we will soon see in Jacky in Women’s Kingdom), Jacques Gamblin (nominated for a Best Actor César in 2009 and 2011 for The First Day of the Rest of Your Life [+see also:
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 and The Name of Loves [+see also:
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; in theatres this summer with Le jour attendra) and German actor Ulrich Tukur (The Lives of Others [+see also:
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John Rabe [+see also:
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The White Ribbon [+see also:
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).

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Written by Anne Villacèque and Sophie Fillières (already writing partners for E-Love), the screenplay is set in two country houses, next door to each other. The protagonists are two couples who have known each other for 30 years: Ulrich (Tukur) and Sylvette (Lvovsky) and their three children, and Jean (Gamblin) and Christine (Viard), also with three children. Weekend after weekend, shopping, projects and walks… Long lunches, grilled mackerel, beef stews, the gardens, the weather, children who are growing up, participate less and will soon leave. But all of a sudden, one morning, it is Jean who decides to leave, for good. And their whole world is shattered...

Produced by Nicolas Blanc for Ex Nihilo (associated for the third time with a feature film by this director), Week-ends has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. Also funded by the Haute-Normandie region and the Sofica Banque Postale Images and SofiTVCiné, the movie will benefit from six weeks of filming until May 3rd in the region around Etretat. French distribution will be handled by Haut et Court and international sales by Films Distribution.

Ex Nihilo, which just released Queen of Montreuil [+see also:
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 by Solveig Anspach (Diaphana Distribution) and will launch Cité Rose [+see also:
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 by Julien Abraham on March 27th (UGC Distribution), is currently carrying Dark Touch by Marina de Van in post-production (article – coproduced with Ireland and Sweden, with its world premiere scheduled for April 18th in Tribeca) and Son épouse by Michel Spinosa (article – starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal).

(Translated from French)

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