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PRODUCTION / FUNDING France

Catherine Frot filming The Rose Maker

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- The actress is headlining Pierre Pinaud’s second feature film staged by Estrella Productions and sold worldwide by Charades

Catherine Frot filming The Rose Maker
Actress Catherine Frot (© Renaud Joubert)

Filming on The Rose Maker, Pierre Pinaud’s second feature film after On Air [+see also:
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(screened within the MyFrenchFilmFestival 2013) which is scheduled to wrap on 24 October, has now entered into the home strait having kicked off on 2 September. Leading the cast is the brilliant Catherine Frot (crowned Best Actress at the 2016 César Awards for Marguerite [+see also:
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and nominated an additional six times between 2000 and 2013; also well-received in The Midwife [+see also:
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, among other works, and set to be seen next year in Lucas Belvaux’s Des hommes) shored up by rapper Melan Omerta, alongside Fatsah Bouyahmed (One Man and his Cow [+see also:
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), Olivia Côte (recently at her best in In Safe Hands [+see also:
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and soon to be seen in Cévennes), Marie Petiot (who made a name for herself in the French TV series Hippocrate) and Vincent Dedienne (who’ll be making an appearance in 2020 in L’Étreinte, Terrible jungle and Parent d’élève).

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Written by Pierre Pinaud and Fadette Drouard (nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 César Awards for Step By Step [+see also:
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), the story centres around Ève who used to be the world’s most renowned rose breeder. Now outmoded and embittered, she’s on the verge of bankruptcy. Véra, her faithful assistant, believes she has a brilliant idea for saving the Roses Vernet empire… Eve should hire Samir, Nadège and Fred, three no-hopers on a jobseekers’ training scheme without any horticultural experience. Though they have nothing in common, they come together to embark upon a very specific mission: the theft of a rare rose...

Produced by Stéphanie Carreras and Philippe Pujo for Estrella Productions, The Rose Maker is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma. Pre-purchased by France Télévisions, OCS and Ciné+, the feature film is likewise supported by the SOFICA companies Sofitvciné, Palatine Etoile and Cinéaxe. Filming will last a total of eight weeks, unfolding in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the Île-de-France region, with Guillaume Deffontaines (César-nominated in his category in 2017 for Slack Bay [+see also:
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) heading up photography. French distribution will be managed by Diaphana while international sales are in the hands of Charades.

For the record, Estrella Productions produced Pierre Pinaud’s first feature film, but also Rock The Casbah [+see also:
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and Dumped [+see also:
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