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A Party Girl wants a new life

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- Filming in progress for the first feature by trio Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, produced by Elzévir Films

A Party Girl wants a new life

Final straight for the filming of Party Girl, which began on July 31 and should end, according to our information, on September 24. The first feature by trio Marie Amachoukeli - Claire Burger - Samuel Theis (2nd Prize in the Cinéfondation competition in Cannes in 2008 and Grand Prix in Clermont-Ferrand in 2009 with Forbach, the first two having also won a César in 2010 for Best Short Film with C’est gratuit pour les filles), the cast features Angélique, Joseph Bour, Vincenza Vespa, Tatiana Deschamps, Stéphanie Rolandeau, Samuel Theis, Séverine Litzenburger and Sébastien Roussel.

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Written by the three filmmakers, the screenplay focuses on Angélique who has been working for a long time as a hostess in a cabaret on the Franco-German border. Her provocative temperament goes well with this nocturnal lifestyle, rhythmed by parties and drunken evenings. But when an old client, Michel, asks her to marry him, a young girl’s dream finally comes true. Marriage would be a chance for Angélique to change her life...

Produced by Marie Masmonteil and Denis Carot for Elzévir Films, Party Girl benefits from a pre-purchase by Canal+, an advance on receipts from the CNC, the backing of the Lorraine region and the Urban Community of Strasbourg, as well as funding from Soficinéma. The 35 days of filming mainly take place in Forbach and the surrounding area. The French distribution and international sales will be handled by Pyramide.


Elzévir Films, whose filmography notably includes two films by Radu Mihaileanu (Live and Become [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Denis Carot
interview: Didar Domehri
interview: Radu Mihaileanu
film profile
]
and The Source [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) as well as Leader-Sheep [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(César 2012 for Best Documentary), is currently working on the post-production of Marseille byOlivier Panchot (read the article - in post-production and in SND’s line-up in Toronto) and Hélène et ses soeurs by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann (article - sales Le Pacte).

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(Translated from French)

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