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Nora Hamzawi toplining Femme-enfant

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- The comedian is currently starring in the feature debut by her brother Amro Hamzawi, which is being produced by Ecce Films and will be sold by Le Pacte

Nora Hamzawi toplining Femme-enfant
Nora Hamzawi in Femme-enfant

Having turned heads in competition at Venice recently in Olivier Assayas’ Non-Fiction [+see also:
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, comedian Nora Hamzawi has been starring in Femme-enfant (lit. “Child-like Woman”) since 10 September. The movie is being helmed by her brother Amro Hamzawi, who is making his feature-length directorial debut after his breakthrough as the co-screenwriter of 20 ans d’écart [+see also:
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. Also among the cast are André Marcon (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for Marguerite [+see also:
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, also popular in films such as Things to Come [+see also:
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Q&A: Mia Hansen-Løve
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 and Me, Myself and Mum [+see also:
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), Dominique Reymond (a fantastic stage actress who gave a brilliant performance recently in The Glass Menagerie and pops up very frequently at the cinema, in titles ranging from Will It Snow for Christmas? to The Double Lover [+see also:
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, via Fool Circle [+see also:
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 and Farewell My Queen [+see also:
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) and Julia Faure (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2013 for Camille Rewinds [+see also:
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).

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The story, written by Amro Hamzawi, revolves around Éléonore, a 34-year-old trainee writer who has a never-ending string of odd jobs and one-night stands, while the only one she can confide in is her cat, Lucifer. When she finds out that her manuscript, which she had been pinning all her hopes on, will not be published, everything starts to fall apart...

Produced by Emmanuel Chaumet for Ecce FilmsFemme-enfant has been pre-purchased by OCS, TMC and TFX, and has also secured backing from the Cineventure Sofica. The seven-week shoot will continue until 25 October in Paris and the Ile-de-France region, with Léo Hinstin (nominated for the Lumières Award in his respective category in 2016 for Nocturama [+see also:
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) in charge of the cinematography. The French distribution and international sales will be handled by Le Pacte.

At present, Ecce Films is riding the crest of a very successful wave, as its co-production Rojo [+see also:
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by Argentina’s Benjamin Naishtat won three awards in the recent San Sebastián competition (Best Direction, Best Actor and Best Cinematography), while Jessica Forever [+see also:
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 by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel enjoyed its world premiere in the Platform competition at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Blonde Animals [+see also:
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 by Maxime Matray and Alexia Walther won an award in the Venice International Film Critics’ Week. The Paris-based outfit currently has Yves by Benoît Forgeard (see the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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