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Amorous trio in Corsini’s Partir

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Amorous trio in Corsini’s Partir

UK actress Kristin Scott Thomas, French actor Yvan Attal and Spain’s Sergi Lopez have been on set in Nîmes since last Wednesday, shooting Partir (“Leaving”), the seventh narrative feature by Catherine Corsini.

A regular at major festivals (Lovers screened in the Cinemas in France section at Cannes in 1994, The New Eve in the Panorama section at Berlin in 1999 and Replay in official competition at Cannes in 2001), the director’s previous film, Ambitious [+see also:
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, screened out of competition at the RomeFilmFest in 2006.

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Written by Corsini, Partir tells the story of a woman (Scott Thomas) who falls in love with a Spanish worker (Lopez) and is prepared to leave her husband (Attal) and children in order to follow him.

Lopez – who previously worked with Corsini on The New Eve – this year shot Ricky with François Ozon. Attal has just finished shooting Cédric Khan’s Regrets and in the autumn will start work on Lucas Belvaux’s Rapt !. Scott Thomas – who stars in Jérôme Salle’s Largo Winch (set for release on December 17) – recently shot UK production Easy Virtue by Stephan Elliott.

Produced by Pyramide, Partir has a budget of €4.2m. This includes pre-sales from Canal + and Ciné Cinéma, as well as backing from Sofica Cofinova and the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

There will be six weeks of filming in Nîmes and around ten days in Catalonia. Pyramide – who will release the title domestically in the second half of 2009 – are also handling international sales.

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(Translated from French)

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