Bonitzer set free in A Moi Seule
Shooting starts on Monday, January 24 in Dordogne on the second narrative feature by Frédéric Videau, who was discovered in 2003 with Variété Française in Venice Critics’ Week. For his latest work, A Moi Seule (“On My Own”), the director has put together a cast including young actress Agathe Bonitzer (The Beautiful Person [+see also:
film profile]), Reda Kateb (A Prophet [+see also:
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film profile]), Hélène Fillières (who has become a TV star with the series Mafiosa), Noémie Lvovsky (to be seen in 2011 in Présumé Coupable and Skylab), Jacques Bonnaffé, Grégory Gadebois, Marie Vialle and Marie Payen.
Scripted by the director, the film centres on Gaëlle (Bonitzer) who is suddenly released by her abductor Vincent (Kateb) after eight long years of confinement. Plagued by memories of her life as a captive, at 18 she must face being reunited with her parents, freedom and the world around her. Lvovsky and Bonnaffé play the young woman’s parents, while Fillières appears in the role of a psychiatrist.
Produced by Laetitia Fèvre for Les Films Hatari, A Moi Seule has received an advance on receipts from the National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNC), a pre-acquisition from Orange Cinéma Séries, backing from the Limousin and Aquitaine regions, and support from Sofica Banque Postale Image. Shooting is scheduled for six weeks. French distribution and international sales will be managed by Pyramide.
Les Films Hatari recently produced Sarah Leonor’s A Real Life [+see also:
film profile] (in competition at Locarno in 2009); and Thierry Jousse’s Je Suis Un No Man's Land [+see also:
film profile], which stars whimsical singer Philippe Katerine and will be launched in French theatres by Sophie Dulac Distribution on January 26.
(Translated from French)
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