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Principal photography about to begin for Benoît Forgeard’s Yves

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- William Lebghil and Doria Tillier topline the filmmaker’s second feature, which is being produced by Ecce Films and will be distributed by Le Pacte

Principal photography about to begin for Benoît Forgeard’s Yves
Director Benoît Forgeard (© Philippe Lebruman)

The first clapperboard will slam on 29 January for Yves, the sophomore feature by highly original director Benoît Forgeard, following Gaz de France [+see also:
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 (unveiled as part of the ACID programme at Cannes in 2015). The cast includes rising star William Lebghil (who rose to prominence in Love at First Fight [+see also:
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, was popular recently in Some Like it Veiled [+see also:
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 and C’est la vie! [+see also:
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, and will be gracing screens from next Wednesday on in (Girl)Friend [+see also:
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 and from September in Première année), Doria Tillier (who rose to fame in Mr & Mrs Adelman [+see also:
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and who has just been shooting Le Jeu) and a handful of the director’s regulars: Philippe Katerine (Bright Sunshine In [+see also:
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), Alka BalbirDarius and Anne Stephens.

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Written by Forgeard himself, the story revolves around Jérem, a young musician who heads off to the suburbs to shut himself away and compose his first record. A researcher from a high-tech firm persuades him to trial Yves, a smart refrigerator that is designed to make his life easier. Little by little, the "fridgebot" wins his user’s trust, and ends up having a profound influence on his career – and his entire life. 

Produced by Emmanuel Chaumet for Ecce FilmsYves has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. The feature has also secured backing via the CNC’s advance on receipts and is being supported by the Ile-de-France region, where the 38-day shoot will take place. The French distribution and international sales will be handled by Le Pacte.

As a reminder, Ecce Films, which has titles such as In Bed with Victoria [+see also:
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 and Act of Panic [+see also:
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 by Justine TrietThe Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu [+see also:
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 by Antonin Peretjatko and Apnée [+see also:
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 by Jean-Christophe Meurisse under its belt, will release The Wild Boys [+see also:
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 by Bertrand Mandico (revealed in the Venice Critics’ Week) in theatres on 28 February, and has Jessica Forever by Jonathan Vinel and Caroline Poggi (see the news), Rojo by Benjamin Naishtat (a co-production with Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands) and Bêtes Blondes by Maxime Matray and Alexia Walther (see the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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