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Léopold Legrand is finishing filming on Pleurer des rivières

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- Sara Giraudeau, Benjamin Lavernhe, Judith Chemla and Damien Bonnard star in the cast of the filmmaker’s first feature, which is produced by Epithète Films and sold by Pyramide

Léopold Legrand is finishing filming on Pleurer des rivières
Actors Sara Giraudeau, Benjamin Lavernhe, Judith Chemla and Damien Bonnard

Shooting is set to wrap on 28 May for Pleurer des rivières (working title), the first feature film by Léopold Legrand who left quite a mark with his short work Mort aux codes, notably scooping a Special Mention in Clermont-Ferrand’s national competition back in 2019.

The director has assembled a highly attractive quartet for the cast of his movie, composed of Sara Giraudeau (awarded the Best Supporting Role César in 2018 for her part in Bloody Milk [+see also:
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, at her absolute best in the series The Bureau, and set to hit cinemas on 9 June in The Speech [+see also:
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, as well as on 16 June in A Night Doctor [+see also:
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and on 12 January 2022 in Adieu Monsieur Haffmann), Benjamin Lavernhe (nominated for 2018’s Best New Hope César by way of C’est la Vie! [+see also:
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and for 2020 and 2021’s Best Supporting Role trophies via Love at Second Sight [+see also:
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and My Donkey, My Lover and I [+see also:
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; soon touring cinemas in The Speech), Judith Chemla (nominated for the 2017 title of Best Actress at the Césars and at the Lumières Awards thanks to A Woman’s Life [+see also:
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, and likewise well-received in This Summer Feeling [+see also:
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and The End of Love [+see also:
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) and Damien Bonnard (the winner of 2017’s Acting Revelation Lumières award for Staying Vertical [+see also:
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, nominated for the 2019 Best Supporting Role César via The Trouble With You [+see also:
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and for the Best Actor trophy in 2020 thanks to Les Misérables [+see also:
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, and soon to be seen in Les Intranquilles and Le Processus de paix).

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Adapted by Léopold Legrand, Catherine Paillé (nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Lumières award in 2017 for Ogres [+see also:
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, and also credited for the writing of Shéhérazade [+see also:
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and À l’abordage [+see also:
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, among other works) and Philippe Lioret (nominated for the 2007 Best Adapted Screenplay César for Don’t Worry, I’m Fine [+see also:
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and in the category of Best Original Screenplay in 2010 for Welcome [+see also:
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, and awarded the Orizzonti Prize for Best Screenplay in Venice 2019 by way of Back Home [+see also:
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) based upon Alain Jaspard’s novel of the same name, the story revolves around two couples who should never have met and who subsequently embark upon an unthinkable exchange which should never have taken place…

Pleurer des rivières is produced by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand on behalf of Epithète Films (who already teamed up with the director on Mort aux codes) in co-production with France 2 Cinéma. Pre-purchased by OCS and Ciné+, the feature film also enjoys the support of the SOFICA companies Indéfilms, Palatine Etoile, Cofimage and La Banque Postale Image. Filming has been underway in Paris since 12 April, with Belgium’s Julien Ramirez heading up photography. Distribution in France and international sales are both entrusted to Pyramide.

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(Translated from French)

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