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Filming under way on Maxime Roy’s Les Héroïques

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- A TS production with sales managed by Pyramide, Roy’s first full-length film features a cast including François Créton, Richard Bohringer, Ariane Ascaride, Clotilde Courau and Patrick d’Assumçao

Filming under way on Maxime Roy’s Les Héroïques
Director Maxime Roy

Maxime Roy has been shooting Les Héroïques in the outer suburbs of Paris since 11 March. Following on from his very well received short film Beautiful Loser (scooping the awards for Best First Fiction Film and Best Actor in the national competition section of the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, held last month), the director’s first full-length picture (which is a continuation of the afore-mentioned short film) sees him working once again with actor François Creton, whose life actually inspired the story in the film. Standing out alongside him are Richard Bohringer (1987 César for Best Actor, recently seen in Sunday’s Illness [+see also:
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and In The Move For Love [+see also:
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), Ariane Ascaride (1998 César for Best Actress, also nominated in 2003 and 2012 and soon to top the bill in Gloria Mundi), Clotilde Courau (nominated for Best Actress at the 2016 Lumières Awards for In The Shadow of Women [+see also:
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, and filmed in Une fille facile and Benedetta last summer), Patrick d’Assumçao (nominated for the 2014 Best Supporting Role César for Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
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, also at his best in Last Days of Louis XIV [+see also:
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and The Apparition [+see also:
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, among others), Roméo Créton (who was also part of the Beautiful Loser adventure) and Clara Ponsot (Cosimo and Nicole [+see also:
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).

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Written by Maxime Roy and François Créton, the story revolves around Michel, an ex-junky who is trying to stay clean and who is struggling to take care of the baby he so recently had with his ex, all the while clinging on to Leo, his 18-year-old son. Just as the latter slowly finds his freedom, Michel’s father suddenly falls ill…

Produced by Alice Bloch, Miléna Poylo and Gilles Sacuto of TS Productions, Les Héroïques was pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+ and was granted an advance on earnings by the CNC, by the Ile-de-France region and by La Sofica La Banque Postale Image. Filming will last five weeks, ending on 19 April. Both distribution in France and international sales will be managed by Pyramide.

TS Productions recently co-produced Tel Aviv on Fire [+see also:
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by Israeli-Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi (unveiled in Venice in the Horizons section of the competition, ahead of screenings in Toronto and Rotterdam, among others, and due to be released in France on 3 April) and produced Les Petits Maîtres du grand hôtel by Jacques Deschamps (due to be released in France this September). Other works which stand out among TS’ filmography are, among others, five full-length films by Stéphane Brizé (including A Woman’s Life [+see also:
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, A Few Hours of Spring [+see also:
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and Mademoiselle Chambon [+see also:
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), Séraphine [+see also:
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by Martin Provost, Ordinary People [+see also:
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interview: Vladimir Perisic: Ordinary …
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by Vladimir Perisic and co-productions including La Ciénaga by Lucrecia Martel and Incendies [+see also:
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by Denis Villeneuve.

(Translated from French)

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