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Emmanuel Mouret is shooting Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait

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- Camélia Jordana, Niels Schneider, Vincent Macaigne, Émilie Dequenne, Jenna Thiam and Guillaume Gouix all star in this Moby Dick Films production, sold by Elle Driver

Emmanuel Mouret is shooting Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait
Actress Camélia Jordana and actors Niels Schneider and Vincent Macaigne

After two weeks in the Vaucluse region of France, filming on Emmanuel Mouret’s new title, Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait, is now pursuing in the Paris region. This is the 10th feature film by the filmmaker who is now a regular feature at the big festivals, having presented Venus and Fleur and Change of Address [+see also:
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at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2004 and 2006, Shall We Kiss [+see also:
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at the Giornate degli Autori in 2007, two films in Locarno (L’Art d’Aimer [+see also:
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on the Piazza Grande in 2011 and Lovers [+see also:
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in competition in 2013) and Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile
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in Toronto’s Platform competition in 2018 (with the film going on to garner six nominations at the 2019 César Awards, as well as the trophy for Best Costume Design).

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Gracing the cast of his new opus are Camélia Jordana (who recently stood out in Team Spirit [+see also:
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, and whom we’ll be seeing next year in La nuit venue), Niels Schneider (well received of late in Sibyl [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
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and hitting French cinemas on 27 November in Sympathy for the Devil [+see also:
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and on 29 January 2020 in Back Home [+see also:
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), Vincent Macaigne (whom we recently enjoyed in White As Snow [+see also:
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and Happy Birthday [+see also:
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, and who’ll be touring French cinemas in 2020 in Cette musique ne joue pour personne, L’Origine du monde and The French Dispatch), Belgium’s Émilie Dequenne (well received of late in This Is Our Land [+see also:
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interview: Lucas Belvaux
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), Jenna Thiam (recently seen in The Black Book [+see also:
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interview: Valeria Sarmiento
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) and Guillaume Gouix (most recently at his best in Gaspard at the Wedding [+see also:
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interview: Antony Cordier
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and To The Ends of the World [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Nicloux
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]
).

Written by Emmanuel Mouret, the story centres around Daphné who, three months pregnant and on holiday in the countryside, finds herself alone playing host to Maxime, a cousin of her partner’s. The latter, François, has had to rush back to Paris to fill in for a hospitalised colleague. Over the course of four days, as they await François’ return, Daphné and Maxime slowly get to know one another, sharing very personal stories which bring them closer together; stories of love, both happy and sad...

Produced by Frédéric Niedermayer on behalf of Moby Dick Films, Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+ and has been granted the support of the Ile-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions, as well as that of the SOFICA companies La Banque Postale Image and Indéfilms. The eight-week film shoot will end on 5 December, with cinematography in the hands of Laurent Desmet (previously nominated at the Césars and the Lumières Awards within his category for Mademoiselle de Joncquières). French distribution will be headed up by Pyramide and international sales by Elle Driver.

For the record, Moby Dick Films has produced all of Emmanuel Mouret’s films, as well as Jean Paul Civeyrac’s A Paris Education [+see also:
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interview: Jean-Paul Civeyrac
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, among others. The firm’s post-production slate currently includes Ludovic Bergery’s L’Étreinte (read our article).

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(Translated from French)

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