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On sourit pour la photo is filming in Greece with Jacques Gamblin and Pascale Arbillot

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- The duo heads the cast of François Uzan’s first feature. A film handled by Radar Films and Unagi Production, and which will be sold by Orange Studio

On sourit pour la photo is filming in Greece with Jacques Gamblin and Pascale Arbillot
Actor Jacques Gamblin and actress Pascale Arbillot

Final stretch in Greece for the shoot of On sourit pour la photo, François Uzan’s feature debut. Standing out in the cast are Jacques Gamblin (winner of the Silver Bear for Best Actor in Berlin in 2002 for Safe Conduct [+see also:
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, nominated for a Best Actor award at the 2009 and 2011 Césars for The First Day of the Rest of Your Life [+see also:
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and The Names of Love [+see also:
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), Pascale Arbillot (appreciated in Borderline [+see also:
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, What If...? [+see also:
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, Little White Lies [+see also:
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and Little White Lies 2 [+see also:
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; in cinemas on 24 September in Appearances [+see also:
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and on 30 September in Mon cousin [+see also:
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), Pablo Pauly (nominated for a Best Newcomer César award and Lumières award in 2018 for Step by Step [+see also:
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, appreciated also in Three Days And a Life [+see also:
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, in cinemas on 14 October in The French Dispatch [+see also:
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and next year in Garder ton nom), Agnès Hurstel (Starving Generation [+see also:
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) and Ludovik (Thank You for Calling [+see also:
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).

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Written by the director (who also recently wrote four episodes of the series Arsène Lupin, currently filming for Netflix), the script sees Thierry spend his days going through old family albums, convinced that his best years are behind him. When his wife Claire, bored of his “it was better before” attitude, tells him that she’s leaving him, the devastated Theirry offers to redo “Greece 1998”, their best ever family holiday. The official line is that he wants to spend one last week with his children before announcing the divorce. But in reality, Theirry hopes to reconquer his wife… However, now in their thirties, the children are less docile than they were 20 years ago, and the hunt for memories on the roads of Greece soon tires everybody out. In trying to rekindle the flame in his couple, Theirry runs the risk of setting the whole family ablaze…

Produced by Radar Films (Clément Miserez and Matthieu Warter) and Unagi Productions (Anthony Lancret), On sourit pour la photo is co-produced by OCS and by Orange Studio (which will be handling French distribution with UGC) and which is handling international sales. After a week in Paris, the shoot which began on 7 July continued with six weeks in Greece (in Athens and on the island Aegina) with Philippe Guilbert (nominated at the 2015 Magritte awards in his specialty for The Taste of Blueberries [+see also:
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) handling the cinematography.

For the record, Radar Films launching in cinemas in mid-July Michaël Youn’s Divorce Club [+see also:
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and  Pierre Coré’s L’aventure des Marguerite [+see also:
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, and has several titles in post-production: The Deep House by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, as well as Mystère by Denis Imbert (released on 23 December 2020).

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(Translated from French)

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