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Laetitia Dosch to travel to Cannes with Dog on Trial

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- The French-Swiss actress also leads the cast of her directorial debut, produced by Bande à part Films and Atelier de Production, and sold by mk2

Laetitia Dosch to travel to Cannes with Dog on Trial
Laetitia Dosch in Dog on Trial

A well-known actress (awarded the 2018 Acting Revelation Lumière and nominated for the Best New Hope César thanks to Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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; also well-received in Simple Passion [+see also:
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interview: Danielle Arbid
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and Gaspard At the Wedding [+see also:
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interview: Antony Cordier
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, to name but two), French-Swiss talent Laetitia Dosch has now made the leap to film direction with Dog on Trial [+see also:
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interview: Laetitia Dosch
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]
, her feature-length directorial debut which is set to world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section of the 77th Cannes Film Festival (running 14 - 25 May).

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The neo-filmmaker also leads the cast of her first movie, shored up by Belgium’s François Damiens (nominated for the 2015 and 2016 Best Actor Césars via The Belier Family [+see also:
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and Cowboys [+see also:
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, and recently seen in Headwind), Canadian Anne Dorval (who starred in last year’s Through the Night [+see also:
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interview: Delphine Girard
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), Jean-Pascal Zadi (awarded the 2021 Best New Hope César for Tout simplement noir [+see also:
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and also travelling to Cannes with Beating Hearts), Mathieu Demy (acclaimed on the Croisette last year in All to Play For [+see also:
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interview: Delphine Deloget
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and Club Zero [+see also:
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interview: Jessica Hausner
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), Pierre Deladonchamps (nominated for the 2017 Best Actor César thanks to A Kid [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Lioret
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]
, and seen in last year’s Flo) and Portugal’s Anabela Moreira (Tommy Guns [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Conceição
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]
, Amelia's Children).

Written by Laetitia Dosch and Anne-Sophie Bailly, the story follows Avril, a lawyer dedicated to lost causes who has made a promise to herself: she’s going to win her next case! But when Dariuch, a client who’s as hopeless as her causes, asks her to defend his faithful companion Cosmos, Avril’s convictions win out. Thus begins a court case both unexpected and hectic: a dog on trial.

Dog on Trial is produced by Lionel Baier and Agnieszka Ramu on behalf of Swiss firm Bande à Part Films and by Thomas and Mathieu Verhaeghe for French outfit Atelier de Production, in co-production with France 2 Cinéma, RTS and SRG SSR. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film boasts Alexis Kavyrchine (awarded the 2021 César in his field for Bye Bye Morons [+see also:
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and also nominated in 2019 and 2023 thanks to Memoir of War [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Finkiel
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and Rise [+see also:
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) at the helm of photography and David Sztanke in charge of music. International sales are steered by mk2 Films while distribution in France falls to The Jokers Films and distribution in Switzerland to Pathé Films.

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(Translated from French)

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