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Nicolas Bedos shooting La Belle Époque

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- Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Fanny Ardant and Doria Tillier are among the cast of this Les Films du Kiosque production set to be distributed by Orange Studio and Pathé

Nicolas Bedos shooting La Belle Époque
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet and Fanny Ardant

Having kicked off on 25 September, the shoot for La Belle Époque, the second feature by Nicolas Bedos, following Mr & Mrs Adelman [+see also:
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 (nominated for the César Award for Best First Feature Film in 2018), is currently in full swing and is scheduled to wrap on 28 November. The filmmaker, who is also well known as a sharp-tongued comedian, has assembled a cast including Daniel Auteuil (Best Actor Award at Cannes in 1996, nominated for the César Award for Best Actor a whopping 13 times, including this year for Le Brio [+see also:
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, and cashing in on the nominations in 1987 and 2000; set to grace screens from 12 December onwards in Remi, Nobody’s Boy [+see also:
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 and in T’exagères in 2019), Guillaume Canet (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2015 and 2018 for Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart [+see also:
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 and Rock’n Roll [+see also:
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, and nominated in the same category of the Lumières Awards in 2014 for Jappeloup [+see also:
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; currently on the cinema listings in Sink or Swim [+see also:
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 and set to grace screens on 16 January next year in Non-Fiction [+see also:
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, which was popular at Venice), Fanny Ardant (César Award for Best Actress in 1997 and nominated a total of five times, including in 2014 for Bright Days Ahead [+see also:
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; hitting theatres on 5 December in Ma mère est folle), Doria Tillier (nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 2018 for Mr & Mrs Adelman; currently on the cinema listings in Nothing to Hide [+see also:
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), Pierre Arditi (César Award for Best Actor in 1994 for Smoking/No Smoking; gracing screens from 30 January in The Summer House [+see also:
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, which was unveiled at Venice) and Denis Podalydès (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for The Conquest [+see also:
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 and giving a superb performance in the recent movie Sorry Angel [+see also:
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). 

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The story, written by the director, revolves around Victor, a disillusioned sixty-something whose marriage is on the rocks, and whose life is turned upside down one day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, suggests he take a different kind of amusement ride: by blending theatrical trickery and historical re-enactment, the company allows its customers to return to the time period of their choosing. Victor thus opts to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one when, 40 years earlier, he met his true love...

Produced by François Kraus and Denis Pineau-Valencienne for Les Films du Kiosque, La Belle Époque is being co-produced by Orange StudioPathé FilmsFrance 2 Cinéma and Hugar Prod. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature has also secured support from the Indéfilms, Palatine Étoile, SG Image and La Banque Postale Image Soficas. The French distribution and international sales will be handled by Pathé and Orange Studio.

As a reminder, Les Films du Kiosque, which has almost 30 features under its belt, including Standing Tall [+see also:
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, Five [+see also:
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May Allah Bless France [+see also:
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Bright Days Ahead and Pardonnez-moi [+see also:
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, among others, will release Little Tickles [+see also:
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 by Andréa Bescond and Éric Métayer in theatres on 14 November, after it was first revealed in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

(Translated from French)

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