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Pierre Jolivet’s Victor et Célia in post-production

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- Arthur Dupont and Alice Bélaïdi play the lead roles in the director’s 17th feature, which is being produced by 2.4.7. Films and will be sold overseas by Be For Films

Pierre Jolivet’s Victor et Célia in post-production
Actor Arthur Dupont and actress Alice Bélaïdi

The shoot for Victor et Célia, the 17th feature by Pierre Jolivet, wrapped on 28 September. The filmmaker rose to prominence with Strictement personnel (nominated for the César Award for Best First Feature Film in 1986), and has titles such as Force majeure and My Little Business (which earned him nominations for the César Award for Best Screenplay in 1990 and 2000, respectively), Zim and Co [+see also:
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 (presented in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2005) and, more recently, The Brigade [+see also:
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 (2017) under his belt. The cast of his new opus includes Arthur Dupont (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2011 for Bus Palladium [+see also:
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, giving impressive performances in Mobile Home [+see also:
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Back in Business [+see also:
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 and Team Spirit [+see also:
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), Alice Bélaïdi (French Women [+see also:
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The Climb [+see also:
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Budapest [+see also:
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 and season two of Le Bureau des Légendes), Adrien Jolivet (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2006 for Zim and CoHorse Thieves [+see also:
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 and several of Robert Guédiguian’s movies, such as The Snows of Kilimanjaro [+see also:
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 and Army of Crime [+see also:
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), singer Bénabar (Incognito [+see also:
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The Night Watchman [+see also:
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) and Bérengère Krief (Roommates Wanted [+see also:
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).

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The story, written by Pierre Jolivet with contributions from Éric Combernous and Marie-Carole Ifi, revolves around Victor and Ben, two thirty-somethings who plan on opening their own hairdressing salon. But their dream soon comes to a sudden end. Determined to pursue his quest for freedom and independence, Victor manages to convince Célia, whom he met when they were still at hairdressing college, to team up with him on the venture. While juggling their respective jobs, all the paperwork, the regulations, the debts, family… and past romantic infatuations that start to resurface, the two young partners must join forces to overcome all the obstacles and attempt to see their project of a lifetime through to the end…

Produced by Xavier Rigault and Marc-Antoine Robert (a European Film Promotion Producer on the Move in 2008) for 2.4.7. FilmsVictor et Célia has secured a co-production by Apollo Films (which will take care of the French distribution), pre-purchases by Canal+ and Ciné+, plus support from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (where the six-week shoot took place), as well as from the La Banque Postale Image and Palatine Étoile Soficas. The feature will be sold internationally by Be For Films

As a reminder, 2.4.7. Films, which started out in the world of production with Persepolis [+see also:
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by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (Jury Prize at Cannes in 2007), has Delicacy [+see also:
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by David and Stéphane FoenkinosLights Out [+see also:
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 (unveiled in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2010) and K.O. [+see also:
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by Fabrice Gobert, and the three most recent films by Pierre Jolivet (Armed Hands [+see also:
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The Night Watchman and The Brigade) in its filmography, among others.

(Translated from French)

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