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End of filming in sight for Alice Winocour’s Revoir Paris

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- Virginie Efira and Benoît Magimel lead the cast of this new feature film by the French director, a work produced by Dharamsala and Darius Films, and sold by Pathé

End of filming in sight for Alice Winocour’s Revoir Paris
Actress Virginie Efira (© Matej Filmu) and actor Benoît Magimel (© Georges Biard)

Having kicked off on 19 October, filming on Alice Winocour’s Revoir Paris has now entered the home straight, with a wrap date set for 15 December. This will be the filmmaker’s 4th feature film after Augustine [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Critics’ Week 2012), Maryland [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alice Winocour
film profile
]
(also unveiled in Cannes, within the Un Certain Regard section in 2015) and Proxima [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alice Winocour
film profile
]
(awarded a Special Mention within Toronto’s Platform competition and a Special Jury Prize at San Sebastian 2019).

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Standing tall among the cast are Virginie Efira (nominated for the 2017, 2019 and 2021 Best Actress Césars by way of In Bed with Victoria [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Justine Triet
film profile
]
, An Impossible Love [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
and Bye Bye Morons [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
, recently well-received in Benedetta [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
, hitting cinemas on 22 December and 5 January in Madeleine Collins [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antoine Barraud
film profile
]
and En attendant Bojangles, and later on in 2022 in Les enfants des autres and Don Juan) and Benoît Magimel (currently touring cinemas in Peaceful [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Lovers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nicole Garcia
film profile
]
, and whom we’ll be seeing next year in Dune Dreams, Incroyable mais vrai and Bora Bora).

Written by the director, with the assistance of Marcia Romano (nominated for the 2016 Best Screenplay César courtesy of Standing Tall [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
film profile
]
and notably the co-author of Happening [+see also:
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]
’s adapted screenplay) and Switzerland’s Jean-Stéphane Bron, the story revolves around Mia who finds herself caught up in a terrorist attack on a Parisian brasserie one Saturday night in the autumn. Three months later, still unable to pick up where she left off and remembering only piecemeal details of the event, she decides to search through her memory banks. Memories of the man she hid with and whose hand she held throughout the ordeal float back up to the surface. Is he still alive? Is she herself still alive? Mia searches the whole of Paris for this hand which saved her life…

Revoir Paris is produced by Isabelle Madelaine on behalf of Dharamsala (Alice Winocour’s go-to partner) and by Émilie Tisné for Darius Films (company which also teamed up with the director on her two previous works), in co-production with France 3 Cinéma and Pathé Films. Pre-purchased by France Télévisions, Canal+ and Ciné+, and benefitting from an advance on receipts from the CNC, as well as support from the Ile-de-France region, the film was shot over a period of eight weeks with Stéphane Fontaine at the helm of photography. Distribution in France and international sales will be steered by Pathé.

For the record, Dharamsala recently produced Robust [+see also:
film review
interview: Constance Meyer
film profile
]
by Constance Meyer, which opened Critics’ Week in Cannes this year and will be released in French cinemas on 2 March.

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(Translated from French)

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