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Cléo & Paul to premiere at the Berlinale

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- Stéphane Demoustier’s new film, starring Vimala Pons and Anders Danielsen Lie, will be screened in the Generation section. Sales are being handled by Stray Dogs

Cléo & Paul to premiere at the Berlinale
Cléo Demoustier, Vimala Pons and Anders Danielsen Lie in Cléo & Paul

Spotted at Cannes International Critics' Week in 2004 for 40-Love [+see also:
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, it was assumed that Stéphane Demoustier would start filming his second feature film, La Fille au bracelet (read the article here), in January. But it turns out it'll actuallybe his third feature film, as the filmmaker, who had started work on a short film in the meantime, found enough material to make Cléo & Paul [+see also:
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, a feature film with a running time of 61 minutes, which is due to makes its world premiere at the 68th Berlin Festival (15 to 25 February) in the Generation Kplus section.

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The film stars the very young actors Cléo and Paul Demoustier, as well as Vimala Pons (nominated for a Lumière award in 2014 for Most Promising Performance in The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu [+see also:
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, and also appreciated in Elle [+see also:
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, Vincent [+see also:
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and Struggle for Life [+see also:
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), the Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie (nominated for an Amanda in 2012 for Best Actor in Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
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, with an equally excellent performance in This Summer Feeling [+see also:
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and Personal Shopper [+see also:
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, and recently starring in the main role in The Night Eats the World [+see also:
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), the Belgian actor Sam Louwyck (nominated for an Ensor in 2011 for Best Supporting Actor in Bullheadand for a Magritte in 2014 for Best Actor in The Fifth Season [+see also:
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, and also excellent in The Wonders [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
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), Manuel Schapira, Oussama Kheddam, Elsa Wolliaston and Bass Dhem

Written by the director, the plot kicks off in Paris, in the gardens of La Villette. Cléo (three and a half years old) plays with her twin brother Paul, under the distracted gaze of their nanny. Cléo wanders off and gets lost. And not long after Paul ends up on his own, too. Lost in Paris, Cléo looks for Paul and Paul looks for Cléo. But how will the two children spend these few hours apart?

Produced by Stéphane Demoustier and Guillaume Dreyfus for Année Zéro. Cléo & Paul was co-produced by Tripode Productions and was supported by CNC (via assistance from the company program) and Procirep-Angoa. Sylvain Verdet has joined the project as director of photography(The Wakhan Front [+see also:
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, Braguino) and Vimala Pons will be working on the film's soundtrack.

The film is due to be released in French cinemas on April 18 by Norte. International sales are being driven by Stray Dogs.

(Translated from French)

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