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Dominique Lienhard in post-production with Naufrages

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- Ana Girardot, Igor Van Dessel and Ophélie Bau star in the second feature by the filmmaker, which is being produced by Offshore with Belgium’s Hélicotronc and will be sold by Versatile

Dominique Lienhard in post-production with Naufrages
Igor Van Dessel and Ana Girardot on the set of Naufrages

The shoot has wrapped for Naufrages (lit. “Shipwrecks”), the second feature by Dominique Lienhard, following Müetter (2006). The cast includes Ana Girardot (nominated for the Lumières Award for Best New Actress in 2015 for Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart [+see also:
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 and High Society [+see also:
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, also popular in movies such as Sunbeat [+see also:
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A Perfect Man [+see also:
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 and Back to Burgundy [+see also:
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), young Belgian actor Igor Van Dessel (who rose to fame in The Royal Exchange [+see also:
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 and is set to grace screens soon in Dune Dreams) and Ophélie Bau (Lumières Award for Best New Actress in 2019 and nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress for Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno [+see also:
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).

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The story, adapted by the director from Akira Yoshimura’s novel of the same name, is set in the 16th century, in a remote fishing village nestled between the sea and the mountains. In the absence of his father, and encouraged by his mother, ten-year-old Alan becomes the man of the house and is thus let in on the secrets of his village of wreckers. One night, a boat runs aground on the beach...

Produced by Fabrice Préel-Cléach and Emmanuelle Latourrette for Paris-based outfit Offshore and by Belgian firm HélicotroncNaufrages has secured backing from the CNC’s advance on receipts and from the regional authorities in Corsica (where the shoot took place from 15 April-25 May, with Pascale Marin on board as DoP). The feature will be distributed in France by Sophie Dulac Distribution and will be sold abroad by Versatile.

As a reminder, Offshore has co-produced films such as Keeper [+see also:
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by Guillaume Senez and L’Année prochaine [+see also:
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 by Vania Leturcq.

(Translated from French)

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