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Agnès Jaoui starring in Les Bonnes Intentions

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- Alban Ivanov also plays a lead role in the new film by Gilles Legrand, which is being staged by Epithète Films and sold by Charades

Agnès Jaoui starring in Les Bonnes Intentions
Actress Agnès Jaoui

Since 19 February, Gilles Legrand has been shooting Best Intentions [+see also:
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, his fifth feature, following Malabar Princess (1.47 million admissions in France in 2004), The Maiden and the Wolves [+see also:
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You Will Be My Son [+see also:
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(725,000 tickets sold in 2011) and The Scent of Mandarin [+see also:
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 (2015). Shining bright among the cast are Agnès Jaoui (César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1998 for Same Old Song and nominated in the same category in 1997, 2001 and 2016, giving a fine performance last year in Fifty Springtimes [+see also:
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 and set to grace screens from 18 April in Place publique [+see also:
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) and Alban Ivanov (who turned heads recently in Step by Step [+see also:
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 and C’est la vie! [+see also:
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, hitting screens in the latter half of the year in Le Grand Bain), who will be flanked by Tim Seyfi (Toril [+see also:
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), Claire Sermonne (who appeared in the series Outlander), Marie-Julie Baup (Jalouse [+see also:
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), Eric Vieillard (Fifty Springtimes), Michèle Moretti (The Starry Sky Above Me [+see also:
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) and Urbain Cancelier (L’École buissonnière [+see also:
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).

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The story, written by the director together with Léonore Confino (who also makes an appearance in the movie), revolves around a fifty-something woman who is overly invested in her humanitarian work and who is forced to compete with her colleagues in the community centre where she works. With the help of a particularly apathetic supervisor, she will then whisk her students, who are learning how to read and write, away down the perilous road of the Highway Code…

Produced by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand for Epithète FilmsBest Intentions is being co-produced by France 3 Cinéma. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS, the feature is also being backed by the Banque Postale Image, Manon and Cinécap Soficas. The shoot, which is taking place in Paris and the Paris region, with Pierre Cottereau overseeing the cinematography, is due to wrap on 11 April. The French distribution will be handled by Twentieth Century Fox, and a release has been slated for 14 November 2018. The international sales are managed by Charades.

(Translated from French)

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