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Ile-de-France backs Sophie Letourneur’s Enorme

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- The region will also be supporting Julien Abraham, Safy Nebbou, Audrey Diwan, Emmanuel Hamon, Anne-Claire Dolivet, Peter Webber and Alejandro Jodorowsky

Ile-de-France backs Sophie Letourneur’s Enorme
Director Sophie Letourneur

Eight features will benefit from production support granted by the Ile-de-France region’s Support Fund for Film and Audiovisual Technical Industries. Standing out among the titles selected during the first session of 2018 is Enorme, the fourth feature by Sophie Letourneur, following Chicks – Life at the Ranch [+see also:
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 (in competition at Rotterdam in 2010), Les Coquillettes [+see also:
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 (out of competition at Locarno in 2012) and Gaby Baby Doll [+see also:
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 (2014). Principal photography kicked off in January, and the movie is toplined by Marina Foïs (nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 2008, 2012, 2017 and 2018 for Darling [+see also:
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, Poliss [+see also:
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, Faultless [+see also:
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 and The Workshop [+see also:
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, and set to grace screens in the latter half of the year in Le Grand Bain and Intime conviction) and Jonathan Cohen (popular recently in (Girl)Friend [+see also:
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and CoeXister [+see also:
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, and in theatres next July in Budapest).

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The story, written by the director together with Mathias Gavary, revolves around Claire, a successful pianist who travels the world, aided by Frédéric, her husband, agent and coach… Until one day, he feels the pressing, forbidden desire to have a child and tampers with Claire’s contraceptive pill. Claire falls pregnant, but she grits her teeth and decides to stick it out for him – until the final month…

Produced by Caroline Bonmarchand for Avenue B Productions (which currently has L'heure de la sortie – see the article – and Marche ou crève – see the article – in post-production) and by Vito FilmsEnorme has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, and has secured support from Indie Sales and Cinémage. The Ile-de-France region will be backing the film to the tune of €360,000. The French distribution and international sales will be handled by Memento.

The Ile-de-France region will also be throwing its weight behind Bro [+see also:
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 by Julien Abraham (produced by Ex Nihilo - €315,000), Celle que vous croyez by Safy Nebbou (see the article - Diaphana Films - €445,000), Losing It [+see also:
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by Audrey Diwan (see the article - Rectangle Productions - €395,000) and Escape from Raqqa [+see also:
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 by Emmanuel Hamon (Epithète Films - €235,000). 

Three documentary features round off the list of supported titles: Psychomagic, an Art That Heals by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Satori Films – €78,000), Inna de Yard [+see also:
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 by Peter Webber (Borsalino Productions - €95,000) and Nos premiers pas by Anne-Claire Dolivet (Pylaprod - €20,000).

One notable title among the TV projects receiving backing is the series Vernon Subutex (9x30 minutes), a loose adaptation of Virginie Despentes’ literary trilogy of the same name, filming for which has just started with Romain Duris and Céline Sallette in the lead roles, flanked by Laurent LucasFlora FischbachPhilippe RebbotFlorence ThomassinEmilie Gavois-Kahn and Athaya Mokonzi (a Tetra Media Fiction and Je Films production for Canal+).

(Translated from French)

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