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Lucie Borleteau is shooting À mon seul désir

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- Zita Hanrot and Louise Chevillotte lead the cast of the filmmaker’s new feature, which is produced by Apsara Films and sold by Pyramide

Lucie Borleteau is shooting À mon seul désir
Actresses Zita Hanrot (© Georges Biard) and Louise Chevillotte

Since 15 September, Lucie Borleteau has been in Paris filming À mon seul désir, her 3rd feature-length offering after Fidelio: Alice’s Journey [+see also:
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interview: Lucie Borleteau
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]
(in competition in Locarno in 2014 and nominated for the Best First Film César in 2015) and Perfect Nanny [+see also:
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(nominated for 2020’s Best Actress César and Lumière award).

To lead the movie, the director is uniting the talent of rising stars Zita Hanrot (awarded 2016’s Best New Hope César for Fatima [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Philippe Faucon
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]
, named the European Film Promotion’s 2020 Shooting Star, recently enjoyed in Red Soil [+see also:
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and hitting screens next year in Annie Colère and L'échappée belle) and Louise Chevillotte (unearthed by way of Lover for a Day [+see also:
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]
and well-received in Synonyms [+see also:
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interview: Nadav Lapid
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]
, The World After Us [+see also:
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interview: Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas
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]
, Benedetta [+see also:
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and Happening [+see also:
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, to name but a few).

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Written by Lucie Borleteau herself, alongside Clara Bourreau and in collaboration with Laure Giappiconi, the story revolves around a young woman who entered into a strip club called À mon seul désir one day. She believed she’d found a place where love couldn’t reach her, where a cunt was called a cunt, and where she could play with her body unhampered by matters of the heart. But further surprises were in store for her…

Produced by Marine Arrighi on behalf of Apsara Films (who also assisted the filmmaker with her debut feature), A mon seul désir has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+ and also enjoys the support of the CNC - by way of an advance on receipts - and the SOFICA company Arte/Cofinova. The film will be shot over the course of 35 days, with Alexis Kavyrchine (who scooped the 2021 César in his speciality for Bye Bye Morons [+see also:
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]
, as well as a nomination in 2019 for Memoir of War [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Emmanuel Finkiel
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]
) at the helm of photography. Distribution in France and international sales are both in the hands of Pyramide.

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(Translated from French)

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