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Robert Guédiguian gears up to start filming Gloria Mundi

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- Filming is imminent on the feature starring Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier and Robinson Stévenin. An Ex Nihilo production to be sold by mk2 Films

Robert Guédiguian gears up to start filming Gloria Mundi
Director Robert Guédiguian

Filming is due to commence on Monday 26 November in Marseille on the21st feature film by Robert Guédiguian: Gloria Mundi [+see also:
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. Faithful to his usual course of action, the filmmaker has united a cast of regulars led by Gérard Meylan (on screen in almost all of Guédiguian’s films, with a particularly good performance in Marius et Jeannette), Anaïs Demoustier (nominated for a César Award in 2009 and 2011 for Most Promising Performance and a César Award in 2018 for Best Supporting Actor for The House by the Sea [+see also:
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interview: Robert Guédiguian
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, also featured in The New Girlfriend [+see also:
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interview: François Ozon
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]
and Bird People [+see also:
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interview: Pascale Ferran
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]
, and due to hit our screens on 28 November in Through the Fire [+see also:
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and next year in Deux fils, La Fille au bracelet and Alice et le maire)and Robinson Stévenin (nominated for a César Award in 2000 and 2002 for Most Promising Performance, and who joins the director for the fifth time following his performances in The House by the Sea, The Snows of Kilimanjaro [+see also:
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interview: Robert Guédiguian
interview: Robert Guédiguian
film profile
]
and Army of Crime [+see also:
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]
). The film also stars Ariane Ascaride (César Award for Best Actress in 1998 and nominated in 2003 and 2012, currently in cinemas in Little Tickles [+see also:
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), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (nominated for a César Award in 1999 and 2008 for Best Actor, in the lead role in Team Spirit [+see also:
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) and Lola Naymark (nominated for a César Award in 2005 for Most Promising Performance).

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Written by Robert Guédiguian and Serge Valletti, the film starts with Daniel’s release from prison (Meylan), who returns to Marseille where Mathilda (Demoustier), his daughter, has just given birth. Nicolas (Stévenin), her partner, a chauffeur, is exhausted while Mathilda is working as a saleswoman on a trial-run. One night, Nicolas is assaulted by taxi drivers determined to get rid of unfair competition...

For the record, Robert Guédiguian was selected in competition at Cannes in 2002 with Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers, at Berlin in 2005 and 2008 with The Last Mitterand and Lady Jane [+see also:
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, at Venice in 2017 with The House by the Sea, and at San Sebastian in 1998 and 2004 with A la place du coeur (Special Jury Prize) and My Father Is an Engineer. At Cannes, he also presented Army of Crime out of competition in 2009 and won the Un Certain Regard prize in 2011 with The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

Produced by the director and Marc Bordure for Ex Nihilo, Gloria Mundi was co-produced by France 3 Cinéma. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, filming will take place in Marseille until 17 January with Pierre Milon as the director of photography. Diaphana will drive French distribution while international sales will be handled by mk2 Films.

For the record, Ex Nihilo & Agat Films have just finished filming Blind Spot [+see also:
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by Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic and will be releasing Who Killed Lady Winsley? [+see also:
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by Hiner Saleem in French cinemas on 2 January, The Summer House [+see also:
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by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (discovered out of competition at Venice) on 30 January, Tout ce qui me reste de ma révolution by Judith Davis on 6 February, Adopt a Daddy [+see also:
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 by Xavier de Choudens on 6 March and Bro [+see also:
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by Julien Abraham on 29 May.

(Translated from French)

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