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Filming wraps on Éric Gravel’s Être en mouvement

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- After a raft of twists and turns, the director has finally wrapped shooting on his second feature film, a Novoprod production sold by Be For Films and starring the dazzling Laure Calamy

Filming wraps on Éric Gravel’s Être en mouvement
Laure Calamy on the set of Être en mouvement

Pre-production began a year ago and shooting wrapped on Saturday 6 February this year! All’s well that ends well for Être en mouvement by Éric Gravel, but it’s been a long and arduous road given the health restrictions imposed. The second full-length picture put forth by the filmmaker (who made his name with Crash Test Aglaé [+see also:
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in 2017) first ground to a halt in the pre-production phase in mid-March 2020 (with shooting planned for April) on account of the first lockdown in France, and then one week before filming was due to wrap, at the end of October, the second lockdown stymied the film (at a time when it needed to shoot crowd scenes). By the time the film’s lead actress Laure Calamy had delivered on another film commitment (Une femme du monde – read our article), the final six days of eight weeks of filming were at last fulfilled last week in the Paris region.

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Heading up the cast of this feature film, as mentioned above, is the rising star Laure Calamy who has been nominated for the 2021 Best Actress Lumières award courtesy of My Donkey, My Lover and I [+see also:
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, having previously earned nominations for the 2018 and 2020 Best Supporting Role Césars by way of Ava [+see also:
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and Only the Animals [+see also:
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, without forgetting her major ongoing role in the series Call My Agent! and the remarkable performances offered up in Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Mouret
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, Sibyl [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
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and Our Struggles [+see also:
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, to name a few.

Written by the director himself, the story revolves around Julie who goes to great lengths to raise her two children in the countryside while keeping her job in a luxury Paris hotel. When she finally secures a job interview for a position she’d long been hoping for, a national strike breaks out, paralyzing the public transport system. The fragile balance that Julie had established is jeopardized. She sets off on a frantic race against time to stay afloat…

Être en mouvement is produced by Raphaelle Delauche and Nicolas Sanfaute for Novoprod (who previously paired up on Crash Test Aglaé) and co-produced by France 2 Cinéma. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film also enjoys the support of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and of the SOFICA company Palatine Etoile. Photography is in the hands of Victor Seguin (Gagarin [+see also:
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, Back Home [+see also:
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) whilst distribution in France is entrusted to Haut et Court and international sales are steered Be For Films.

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(Translated from French)

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