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Shooting to begin imminently on Une femme de notre temps

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- Sophie Marceau and Johan Heldenbergh lead the cast of Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s new movie, a Moby Dick Films production which will be sold by Kinology

Shooting to begin imminently on Une femme de notre temps
Actress Sophie Marceau and actor Johan Heldenbergh

The first clapperboard is primed and ready to slam on 17 February, in the Paris region, on Une femme de notre temps, Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s 10th feature film. Shining bright at the head of the cast is Sophie Marceau (hitting screens this year in François Ozon’s Tout s'est bien passé and whose ample filmography includes works such as Anthony Zimmer, Braveheart, Police, L’amour braque and, of course, The Party, which first unveiled her to the world) and Belgium’s Johan Heldenbergh (nominated for the Best Actor European Film Award in 2013 by way of The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
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, and particularly well-received, of late, in Quo Vadis, Aïda? [+see also:
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and Gaspard at the Wedding [+see also:
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).

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Written by the director, the story centres around Juliane Deroux, a police superintendent in Paris. She’s a woman of great moral integrity and huge inner strength, but the rug is suddenly pulled out from under her feet when she discovers her husband is leading a double life, leading her to display behaviours and carry out acts of which she would never have believed herself capable…

Discovered in Venice 1996 by way of Ni d’Eve ni d’Adam, selected for the Berlinale Forum in 2002 via two of his films (Spirits and Man’s Gentle Love), for Locarno in 2003 with All the Fine Promises (which also won the Jean Vigo Award), for Toronto in 2005 with Through the Forest [+see also:
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and for the 2010 Directors’ Fortnight with Young Girls in Black [+see also:
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, Jean Paul Civeyrac returned to the Berlinale in 2018, though this time featuring in the Panorama section with A Paris Education [+see also:
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(a film nominated that same year for the Louis Delluc Award).

Produced by Frédéric Niedermayer on behalf of Moby Dick Films (who already worked with the director on A Paris Education) and by Oury Milshtein for Iliade & Films, Une femme de notre temps has been pre-purchased by OCS and also benefits from an advance on receipts from the CNC, as well as the support of the Ile-de-France and Normandy regions - where the seven-week film shoot will unfold – and the SOFICA companies Sofitvciné and Cineaxe. Distribution in France will be steered by ARP Sélection while international sales are entrusted to Kinology.

For the record, Moby Dick Films recently produced two films which earned themselves labels from Cannes 2020: Love Affair(s) [+see also:
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by Emmanuel Mouret (which won the Official Selection’s stamp of approval and which has also just bagged itself the 2021 Lumières award for Best Film) and Skies of Lebanon by Chloé Mazlo (decorated with the Festival’s Critics’ Week label) which is currently awaiting release. Similarly poised and ready to go, pending a date for the re-opening of French cinemas, is Margaux Hartmann [+see also:
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by Ludovic Bergery, while Michale Boganim’s Tel Aviv-Beyrouth (in co-production with Germany and Cyprus) steals focus in post-production.

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(Translated from French)

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