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Filming wraps on Géraldine Nakache's J’irai où tu iras

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- The director stars in the film alongside Leïla Bekhti and Patrick Timsit. A Nord-Ouest Films and Mars Films production sold by Playtime

Filming wraps on Géraldine Nakache's J’irai où tu iras
Actress-director Géraldine Nakache

Filming on Géraldine Nakache's J’irai où tu iras (lit. I’ll Go Where You Go) kicked off on 21 September and is due to wrap up today Tuesday, 20 November. This is the director'sthird feature film after All That Glitters [+see also:
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(three César nominations in 2011, including one in the best first film category) and Nous York [+see also:
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(2012), but this is her first official solo feature following two previous co-directed films.

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The filmmaker has once again cast her loyal accomplice Leila Bekhti (who won a César Award in 2011 for Most Promising Performance in All That Glitters, was nominated for a César Award for Best Actress for The Source [+see also:
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in 2012 and was appreciated in A Better Life [+see also:
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, All Three of Us [+see also:
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and Sink or Swim [+see also:
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– also due to hit our screens in 2019 in La Lutte des classes on 3 April and in Chanson douce) and Patrick Timsit (nominated for a César Award for Best Actor in 1997 and 1998, with an excellent performance in Dalida [+see also:
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).

Written by Géraldine Nakache, the screenplay focuses on Vali and Mina, two sisters who are complete opposites and become distant due to life’s ups and downs. One is a singer, dreamy and emotional. The other is a therapist, distant and rational. Their loving father ends up finding the perfect opportunity to bring them together for a weekend to try to reconcile their differences: Vali has landed an audition in Paris and it is up to Mina to take her there, despite her contempt for her sister's passion.

Produced by Pierre Guyard (winner of the European Film Promotion Producer on the Move Award in 2015 - read the interview here) for Nord-Ouest Films with Stéphane Célérier and Valérie Garcia for Mars Films (who will distribute the film in France), J’irai où tu iras was co-produced by France 2 Cinéma. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film benefited from eight weeks of filming in Paris and Nantes with Éric Dumont (The Measure of a Man [+see also:
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, At War [+see also:
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, My Son [+see also:
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) as the director of photography. International sales will be handled by Playtime.

For the record, Nord-Ouest Films will be releasing the excellent Amanda [+see also:
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by Mikhaël Hers in French cinemas next week (discovered at Venice, in the Orizzonti section) and Father and Sons [+see also:
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 by Félix Moati on February 13 (starring Vincent Lacoste, Benoît Poelvoorde and Anaïs Demoustier - read the article here). The Parisian company also participated at Cannes this year with At War by Stéphane Brizé, while the animated film Dilili in Paris [+see also:
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by Michel Ocelot was released last month and Au nom de la terre by Edouard Bergeon is currently being filmed (starring Guillaume Canet, Veerle Baetens and Anthony Bajonarticle).

(Translated from French)

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