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PRODUCTION / FUNDING France

Fabienne Godet’s What If Tomorrow is in post-production

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- Julie Moulier, Lucie Debay and Arnaud Valois star in the filmmaker’s new feature. Le Bureau is producing and selling the film worldwide

Fabienne Godet’s What If Tomorrow is in post-production
Director Fabienne Godet (© Le Bureau/Hassen Brahiti)

Fabienne Godet finished shooting What If Tomorrow (French title: Si demain…) last week, her fifth feature after Burnt Out [+see also:
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(discovered at San Sebastián in 2005, in the New Directors competition), My Greatest Escape [+see also:
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(selected in the Forum section at the Berlinale in 2009 and nominated for the 2010 César Award for Best Documentary), A Place on Earth [+see also:
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(Audience Award winner at MyFrenchFilmFestival in 2015 and for which Benoît Poelvoorde won the Best Actor Magritte Award in 2014) and Our Wonderful Lives [+see also:
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(presented this year at Rotterdam).

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Charlemagne Youth Prize

In the cast, Fabienne Godet is reunited with Julie Moulier (excellent in Our Wonderful Lives and previously appreciated in Let the Girls Play [+see also:
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and In [+see also:
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B [+see also:
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ed with Victoria [+see also:
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), who is supported by Belgian actress Lucie Debay (winner of the Best Supporting Actress Magritte Award for Our Struggles [+see also:
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in 2019 and of the Most Promising Actress Magritte Award for Melody [+see also:
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in 2016; nominated for Best Actress in 2018 for King of the Belgians [+see also:
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; recently on screens in Toronto in The Barefoot Emperor [+see also:
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and appearing next year in Vincent Paronnaud’s Cosmogonie) and by Arnaud Valois (winner of the Best New Actor Lumières Award in 2018 for BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
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and nominated that same year for a Most Promising Actor César Award; also appearing in Our Wonderful Lives).

Written by the director together with Claire Mercier and Franck Vassal, the script centres on Esther, a thirty-something translator. One day she receives, without knowing why, a manuscript, written like a personal diary. Its content echoes her own life and she decides to find the author in order to find out about the ending of the story, what happens after the diary stops. A quest which will allow for her own return to life…

Produced by Bertrand Faivre (faithful partner of the filmmaker's) for Le Bureau, What If Tomorrow has been pre-bought by Ciné+ and OCS and benefited from the support of the Occitanie and Pays de la Loire regions, as well as that of the Cofinova Sofica. The eight weeks of filming took place in France, Spain and Portugal. The feature will be released in the first semester of 2020 and international sales will be handled by The Bureau Sales.

Parisian company Le Bureau Films currently has in filming La (très) grande évasion, from Yannick Kergoat and Denis Robert (in joint association with Wild Bunch in production and in international sales, and with the support of the advance on earnings from the CNC and the Grand Est and Ile-de-France regions), a documentary on capital flight and on fiscal justice which has also gathered €170,000 from crowdfunding.

For the record, Le Bureau Films and its UK sister company The Bureau have recently produced, among other titles, Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe [+see also:
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(winner of the Best Actress award given to Emily Beecham last May in Cannes), Peter Mackie Burns’s Rialto [+see also:
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(revealed in Venice in the Orizzonti section), Eva Riley’s Perfect 10 (about to have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival). Worth noting in post-production are two minority co-productions with Greece :Siamak Etemadi’s Pari [+see also:
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and Georgis Grigorakis’s Digger.

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