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Alain Guiraudie is shooting Miséricorde

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- Félix Kysyl and Catherine Frot lead the cast of the French filmmaker’s new movie, produced by CG Cinéma and sold by Les Film du Losange

Alain Guiraudie is shooting Miséricorde
Actor Félix Kysyl (© India Lange) and actress Catherine Frot (© Martin Kraft)

Having kicked off on 30 October, filming is continuing on Alain Guiraudie’s Miséricorde, his 7th feature film after Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile
]
(awarded the Best Direction prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section), Staying Vertical [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile
]
(in competition in Cannes), No Rest for the Brave [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and The King of Escape [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(both selected for the Directors’ Fortnight) and Nobody’s Hero [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile
]
(selected for the Berlinale’s Panorama line-up), to name but a few.

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Stand-out names in the cast are Félix Kysyl (especially remarkable in Home Front [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lucas Belvaux
film profile
]
and Redoutable [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Michel Hazanavicius
film profile
]
), Catherine Frot (nominated for the Best Actress César seven times and victorious in 2016 by way of Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
, also seen this year in For Better and For Worse [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Jean-Baptiste Durand (glimpsed in Two of Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Filippo Meneghetti
film profile
]
), Jacques Develay (a familiar face on TV) and David Ayala (South Sentinel [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mathieu Gérault
film profile
]
).

Written by the director, the story revolves around thirty-year-old Jérémie who returns to Saint-Martial in the Massif Central region to attend an old friend’s funeral. In this village full of things left unsaid, he finds himself the target of rumour and suspicion, to the point he commits an irreparable act and finds himself at the centre of a police investigation…

Miséricorde is produced by Charles Gillibert on behalf of CG Cinéma, in co-production with Arte France Cinéma. Pre-purchased by OCS, the feature film also enjoys an advance on receipts from the CNC, support from the Occitanie region and backing from the SOFICA companies Cinécap and Cinéaxe. Having kicked off on 30 October, filming is taking place in southern Aveyron and along the border of the Gard region, with a wrap date of 15 December and cinematography entrusted to Claire Mathon (awarded the 2020 César in her speciality for Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Céline Sciamma
film profile
]
, nominated in 2014 and 2023 for Stranger by the Lake and Saint Omer [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alice Diop
interview: Kayije Kagame
film profile
]
, and awarded the Jury Prize in San Sebastián for Undercover [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Thierry de Peretti
film profile
]
). Distribution in France and international sales will fall to Les Films du Losange.

For the record, CG Cinéma are currently overseeing post-production on La Disparition by Kirill Serebrennikov (starring August Diehl in the lead role), Spectateurs ! by Arnaud Desplechin (read our news – a film halfway between documentary and fiction) and Leo Carax’s enigmatic movie C’est pas moi (announced as a "free object in the form of a self-portrait which revisits over 40 years of the director’s filmography and explores the milestones in his life, whilst also capturing the political earthquakes of the time"), as well as helming post-production on My Father’s Son, by Chinese director Qiu Sheng (revealed in 2018 in Locarno’s Cineasti del Presente line-up via Suburban Birds), as a minority partner.

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(Translated from French)

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