An electric funeral at 13 rue Mandar
by Fabien Lemercier
02/03/2012 - What is worse than burying your mother? Spending the following weeks with your family! Dramatic comedy 13 rue Mandar (temporary title) by Idit Cébula is to be just about this. Its seven weeks of shooting will come to an end today in Paris. Sandrine Kiberlain (The Women on the 6th Floor [trailer] and since Wednesday in The Players [trailer]), Emmanuelle Devos (Bachelor Days Are Over [trailer] and on April 4 in Le fils de l’autre) and Richard Berry are to shine in this second feature film by the director of Deux vies plus une [trailer] (2007). Beside them will appear Emmanuelle Bercot, Lionel Abelanski, Medhi Nebbou, Micheline Presle, and Michel Jonasz.
Written by Idit Cébula and Emmanuelle Michelet, the screenplay starts with Faïga’s funeral, the occasion for her children Charles, Rosemonde and Emma to see each other again in their childhood flat at 13 rue Mandar. Each delves back into their memories and, between laughter and tears, weariness and frenzy, looks for the best way to tackle a life that goes one.
Produced by Catherine Bozorgan for Manchester Films an d Christine Gozlan for Thelma Films, 13 rue Mandar benefits from a budget of €3.9m including, among others, the coproduction of Wild Bunch (who will ensure distribution in French cinemas during the first half of 2013), pre-sales by Canal + and Ciné+, as well as support from the French region of Ile-de-France. International sales will be led by Other Angle Pictures.
Thelma Films and Manchester Films also have A Monkey on My Shoulder by Marion Lainé with Juliette Binoche and Edgar Ramirez (read more) in post-production.
(Translated from French)