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Jacques Audiard now shooting Paris, 13th District

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- Together with Céline Sciamma and Léa Mysius, the French filmmaker has adapted three stories by the US graphic novel author Adrian Tomine in this Page 114 production set to be sold by Playtime

Jacques Audiard now shooting Paris, 13th District
Director Jacques Audiard (© La Biennale di Venezia - foto ASAC)

After a short detour into the world of series - namely the last two episodes of The Bureau, Season 5 - Jacques Audiard is now making a return to film, currently shooting in Paris on the set of his 9th feature film: Paris, 13th District. Starring in the cast are Lucie Zhang (making her feature film debut), Makita Samba (Angelo [+see also:
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, Coming Home
 [+see also:
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), Noémie Merlant (honoured with the 2020 Lumières Award for Best Actress and César-nominated in the same category for Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+see also:
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; also very impressive in Heaven Will Wait [+see also:
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, Jumbo [+see also:
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and A Good Man [+see also:
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which will be released in March) and Jehnny Beth (nominated for the 2019 Best New Hope César for An Impossible Love [+see also:
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).

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Adapted by the director himself, with the help of Céline Sciamma (winner of the Best Screenplay award in Cannes 2019 for Portrait of a Lady on Fire and the 2017 Best Adaptation César for My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
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) and Léa Mysius (nominated for 2020’s Best Adaptation César for Oh Mercy! [+see also:
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), from three stories (Amber Sweet, Killing and Dying and Hawaiian Getaway) written by the American graphic novel author Adrian Tomine, the film sees Émilie meet Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy… They’re friends, sometimes lovers and often both…

Awarded the 1995 Best First Film César for See How They Fall, Jacques Audiard has competed four times in the Cannes Film Festival: in 1996 with Un héros très discret (Best Screenplay), in 2009 with A Prophet [+see also:
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(Grand Prize of the Jury; likewise nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar), in 2012 with Rust and Bone [+see also:
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and in 2015 with Dheepan [+see also:
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, a work which bagged itself the Palme d’Or. His back-catalogue also includes Read My Lips [+see also:
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(nine César nominations in 2002 and three trophies), The Beat That My Heart Skipped [+see also:
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(in competition in Berlin in 2005 and the winner of eight César awards in 2006, including the Best Film and Best Director accolades) and the English-language film The Sisters Brothers [+see also:
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(Silver Lion for Best Direction in Venice 2018).

Produced by Valérie Schermann and Jacques Audiard on behalf of Page 114, Paris, 13th District is co-produced by France 2 Cinéma. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film also enjoys the support of the SOFICA company Cofinova. Cinematography is in the hands of Paul Guilhaume (Ava [+see also:
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, Adolescentes [+see also:
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) and French distribution will be managed by Memento Films, while international sales are entrusted to Playtime.

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(Translated from French)

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