1954: childhood revisited by Daniel Duval
Shooting since the 20th of June Le Temps des Porte-Plumes [+see also:
film profile] marks a fine return to directing for Daniel Duval. Having made five feature films between 1974 and 1983, the actor-director notably garnered three Cesar nominations in 1980 for La Dérobade for which Miou Miou was awarded best actress. He put on hold his director’s career to concentrate his efforts on acting, with a filmography of more than 40 roles, recently in 36 Quai des Orfèvres [+see also:
film profile], Caché [+see also:
interview: Margaret Menegoz
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile] and also Le Temps qui reste [+see also:
Bringing together a cast of Jean-Paul Rouve, Anne Brochet, Annie Girardot, Lorant Deutsch and Denis Podalydès, Le Temps des Porte-Plumes is set in 1954 and follows the misadventures of a ten year old boy adopted by a couple (Anne Brochet and Jean-Paul Rouve) in Auvergne. Coming from a deprived urban background and having witnessed all kinds of social drama, the child discovers a more sympathetic way of life, notably with the help of a soldier returning from the war in Indochina (Lorant Deutsch).
Produced by b>Pauline Duhault for Elia Films, the film was originally called Première année de l’homme froid and had a budget of around 3,9 million euros, including an Advance On Receipts of 420 000 euros from the National Film Centre (CNC). Shooting will last seven weeks, three in Auvergne and four in Rhône-Alpes, between Lyon and Montbrison. Distributed inn France by TFM, Le Temps des Porte-Plumes will be released in cinemas on 22nd March 2006, and TF1 International handles the international sales.
(Translated from French)
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