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Cédric Kahn wraps filming on Making Of

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- Denis Podalydès, Jonathan Cohen and Stefan Crepon lead the cast of the filmmaker’s latest opus, produced by Curiosa and sold by Elle Driver

Cédric Kahn wraps filming on Making Of
Actors Denis Podalydès (© Georges Biard), Jonathan Cohen (© Georges Biard) and Stefan Crepon

Filming on Making Of, the 12th feature film by Cédric Kahn, who notably gave us Roberto Succo (competing in Cannes in 2001), Red Lights (competing in Berlin in 2004), Wild Life [+see also:
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(scooping San Sebastian’s Special Jury Prize in 2014) and The Prayer [+see also:
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(awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actor at this year’s Berlinale), has now entered the home straight.

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Starring in the cast of his latest work, we find Denis Podalydès (recently well-received in Deception [+see also:
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and Anaïs in Love [+see also:
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interview: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet
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, to name but two movies, and hitting cinemas on 30 March in Le monde d’hier and En corps), Jonathan Cohen (nominated for the 2021 Best Actor César and Lumière awards via Enormous [+see also:
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, and touring cinemas from 6 April in En même temps and again next year in Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom) and Stefan Crepon (who turned heads in Peter von Kant [+see also:
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, Promises [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Kruithof
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and The Salt of Tears [+see also:
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interview: Souheila Yacoub
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, as well as in seasons 4 and 5 of The Bureau).

Written by Cédric Kahn, Fanny Burdino and Samuel Doux, the story revolves around Simon who is kicking off filming on a film about the fight fought by a group of workers to keep their factory alive and, with it, their jobs. It’s a thankless struggle which sees them occupying the premises and engaging in a stand-off with their bosses who want to relocate. But nothing goes as expected. And while the director defends the interests of these workers, he’s faced with a social conflict of his own within his team…

Making Of is produced by Olivier Delbosc on behalf of Curiosa Films, in co-production with France 2 Cinéma, Tropdebonheur Productions (the director’s own firm) and Umedia Production. Pre-purchased by France Télévisions, Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film also enjoys support from the SOFICA companies Palatine Etoile, La Banque Postale Image and Cinecap. Having kicked off on 14 January in the Paris region, filming is due to wrap on 28 February, with Patrick Ghiringhelli helming photography. Distribution in France will be managed by Ad Vitam, while international sales fall to Elle Driver.

For the record, Curiosa Films recently unveiled Claire Denis Both Sides of the Blade [+see also:
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at the Berlinale (which nabbed the Silver Bear for Best Director), while their post-production film slate boasts The Stars at Noon [+see also:
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by the very same filmmaker. Other eye-catching post-production titles on their books include Les Pieds sur Terre by André Téchiné (news) and Hommes au bord de la crise de nerfs by Audrey Dana (to be released on 25 May), not to mention Rodéo by Delphine Deloget which is soon to wrap filming (read our article).

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(Translated from French)

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