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Filming commences on Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic’s Blind Spot

- An Ex Nihilo and Les films de Pierre production to be sold by Doc & Film, the film stars Jean-Christophe Folly, Isabelle Carré and Golshifteh Farahani

Filming commences on Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic’s Blind Spot
Directors Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic (© Comme au Cinéma)

Lights, camera, action! on 5 October for Blind Spot [+see also:
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, the3rd feature film by the director duo Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic after the well-received Dancing (presented at Tribeca in 2003) and The Other One [+see also:
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(which earned Dominique Blanc the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at Venice in 2008 and a nomination for a César award in 2010 for Best Actress). The film stars Jean-Christophe Folly (appreciated in 35 Shots of Rum [+see also:
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, Sleeping Sickness [+see also:
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interview: Ulrich Kohler
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and First Snowfall [+see also:
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, and also recently seen in Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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interview: Léonor Serraille
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]
), Isabelle Carré (César award in 2003 for Best Actress and nominated in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011; equally well-received in Marie's Story [+see also:
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and 21 Nights with Pattie [+see also:
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), Golshifteh Farahani (nominated for a César award in 2014 for Most Promising Performance in The Patience Stone [+see also:
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and a Lumières award in 2016 for her performance in Les Deux amis [+see also:
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, giving an equally excellent performance in Paterson [+see also:
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, Girls of the Sun [+see also:
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interview: Eva Husson
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and My Sweet Pepper Land [+see also:
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), the comedian Sami Ameziane (better known by the name comte de Bouderbala) and Claudia Tagbo (Crocodile from Botswanga [+see also:
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).

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Written byPatrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic(César award in 2007 for Best Adaptation for Lady Chatterley [+see also:
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and nominated for a César award in 1999 for Best Screenplay for Ceux qui m’aiment prendront le train), the screenplay focuses on Dominick, who has had a gift since he was tiny: the power to make himself invisible. One day his power goes wrong and escapes his control. He then finds a childhood friend who has the same gift and who panics at the thought of losing it...

Produced by Patrick Sobelman for Ex nihilo and by Marie-Ange Luciani for Les Films de Pierre, Blind Spot will be co-produced by Rouge Distribution (which will also handle the film's French release) and by AS Production. Pre-purchased by Ciné + and Diversité TV, the feature film has also benefited from an advance on earnings from the CNC, the Ile-de-France region and Sofica Indéfilms. Six and a half weeks of filming is due to take place from 5 October to 20 November in Paris and the surrounding area. Jonathan Ricquebourg (winner of a Lumières award in 2017 for Last Days of Louis XIV [+see also:
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and recently appreciated with Shéhérazade [+see also:
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) will be on board as the director of photography. Sales will be handled by Doc & Film International.

For the record, Ex Nihilo & Agat Films also produced Adopt a Daddy [+see also:
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by Xavier de Choudens and Bro [+see also:
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by Julien Abraham, both in post-production, and will be releasing Whatever Happened to My Revolution [+see also:
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by Judith Davis and Who Killed Lady Winsley? [+see also:
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by Hiner Saleem and on 2 January and The Summer House [+see also:
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interview: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (discovered out of competition at Venice) on 30 January.

Les films de Pierre also produced Beats Per Minute [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
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and Eastern Boys [+see also:
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interview: Robin Campillo
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by Robin Campillo, On the Sly [+see also:
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by Christophe Régin and Salvation Army [+see also:
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by Abdellah Taïa.

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