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Fabien Gorgeart is filming La Vraie Famille

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- Mélanie Thierry, Lyes Salem and Félix Moati head the cast of the director’s second feature, produced by Deuxième Ligne Films and Petit Film, and sold internationally by Le Pacte

Fabien Gorgeart is filming La Vraie Famille
Actress Mélanie Thierry and actors Lyes Salem and Félix Moati

After beginning on 7 October, filming on Fabien Gorgeart’s second feature La Vraie Famille, after the well-received Diane Has The Right Shape [+see also:
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, has entered its final stretch and will conclude on 11 December. Standing out in the cast are Mélanie Thierry (nominated for the 2019 Best Actress César and Lumières awards for Memoir of War [+see also:
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, for the 2017 and 2018 Best Supporting Actress César awards for The Dancer [+see also:
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and See You Up There [+see also:
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, and seen recently in Da 5 Bloods), Lyes Salem (appreciated recently in Abou Leila [+see also:
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and Honey Cigar [+see also:
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) and Félix Moati (nominated for the 2013 and 2016 Most Promising Actor César awards for Télé gaucho [+see also:
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and All About Them [+see also:
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, very well received in Gaspard at the Wedding [+see also:
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and Some Like It Veiled [+see also:
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). It is worth noting that Félix Moati and Mélanie Thierry also head the spy TV series No Man’s Land which will land on Arte on 26 November.

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Written by Fabien Gorgeart, the script for La Vraie Famille centres on Anna who lives with her husband, her two sons and Simon, a child placed at their house by Child Care Services when he was just 18 months old and is now aged 6. One day, Simon’s father expresses the desire to get his child back. It is heartbreaking, but Anna knows she must help Simon to return to his father…

Produced by Marie Dubas for Deuxième Ligne Films with Jean des Forêts for Petit Film (which already worked on Diane Has The Right Shape), La Vraie Famille was pre-bought by Canal+, Ciné+, C8 and CStar, and benefits from the support of the Ile-de-France, Bretagne and Normandie regions, as well as the Cinémage, Cinéventure, Cofinova and Indéfilms Soficas. Filming, which began in Rennes and Dol-de-Bretagne before moving to Normandy for a few days, currently continues in Ile-de-France and will conclude in the Alps. The cinematography is handled by Julien Hirsch (nominated for the 2007 and 2012 César awards in his category for Lady Chatterley [+see also:
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and The Minister [+see also:
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). French distribution and international sales will be handled by Le Pacte.

For the record, Deuxième Ligne Films co-produced God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya [+see also:
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by Teona Strugar Mitevska and The Wound [+see also:
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by John Trengove. Meanwhile, Petit Film is also behind Raw [+see also:
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by Julia Ducournau and The Girl with a Bracelet [+see also:
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by Stéphane Demoustier, and is currently working on Earwig by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (read the news).

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(Translated from French)

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