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Shooting continues on Boris Lojkine’s Camille

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- Nina Meurisse and Geoffrey Bateman star in the second feature film by the director of Hope. A film produced by Unité de Production and sold by Pyramide

Shooting continues on Boris Lojkine’s Camille
Boris Lojkine (right) on the set of Hope

Revealed at Cannes Critics' Week in 2014 with Hope [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Boris Lojkine
film profile
]
, the French filmmaker Boris Lojkine has once again set sail for Africa, this time to the Central African Republic where he has been shooting his second feature film, Camille [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Boris Lojkine
film profile
]
, since 5 September, a film inspired by the tragic death of the young photo-journalist Camille Lepage in 2014. The film stars Nina Meurisse (known for her performance in Crawl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hervé Lasgouttes
film profile
]
, Vincent [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, I Am A Soldier [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laurent Larivière
film profile
]
, A Woman's Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Stéphane Brizé
film profile
]
and Place publique [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) and Geoffrey Bateman (recently seen in Heartbreaker [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
and the TV series Versailles).

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Written by Boris Lojkine and Bojina Panayotova (I See Red People [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), the screenplay starts on 12 May 2014, on a road in the Central African Republic, when a French army patrol stops a suspicious vehicle. In the back, lying beside the remains of a rebel Anti-balaka leader, is the body of a young white woman. Camille was 26 years old. She lived in Africa for two years. She had been fighting for a place in the ruthless world of photojournalism for two years. And now she is dead. "Was I wrong?" wonders Camille. "Should I have made other choices? Lived my life differently?"

Produced by Bruno Nahon and Caroline Nataf for Unité de Production (already a partner on the director's first feature film), Camille has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. Also supported by an advance on earnings from the CNC and Sofica Indéfilms, the feature film will benefit from seven weeks of filming in the Central African Republic and France until 14 December with Elin Kirschfink (Our Struggles [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Guillaume Senez
film profile
]
, Hope, The Good Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jean Denizot
film profile
]
) as the director of photography. Pyramide will be driving French and international sales.

For the record, Unité de Production has just successfully unveiled Pearl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Elsa Amiel
film profile
]
by Elsa Amiel at the Giornate degli Autori at Venice Film Festival and has also recently produced Razzia [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nabil Ayouch
film profile
]
by Nabil Ayouch and Sparring [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Samuel Jouy.

(Translated from French)

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