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Robin Campillo shooting École de l’air

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- Spaniard Quim Gutiérrez, Nadia Tereszkiewicz and the young Charlie Vauselle headline this Les Films de Pierre production sold by Playtime

Robin Campillo shooting École de l’air
Director Robin Campillo (© F Silvestre de Sacy/Cannes Film Festival)

The filming of Robin Campillo's École de l'air began last month and is in full swing, with the nine-week shoot due to finish in November. This is the filmmaker's fourth feature film after They Came Back (Venice Orizzonti in 2004), Eastern Boys [+see also:
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interview: Robin Campillo
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(Best Orizzonti Film at the 2013 Venice Film Festival) and BPM (Beats per Minute) [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
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(Grand Prix in Cannes in 2016 and six César awards in 2017 including Best Film).



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The cast includes the Spaniard Quim Gutiérrez (Goya 2007 for Best Newcomer for Darkbluealmostblack [+see also:
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, also appreciated in Wùlu [+see also:
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and recently in Venice in Madeleine Collins [+see also:
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interview: Antoine Barraud
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), Nadia Tereszkiewicz (Best Actress in Tokyo in 2019 for Only the Animals [+see also:
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interview: Dominik Moll
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and who will be seen next year in Les Amandiers and Tom), the young Charlie Vauselle, Sophie Guillemin (nominated for a César in 1999 and 2001 for Best Newcomer), Hugues Delamarliere, the opera singer David Serero, Luna Carpiaux, Mathis Piberne and Sacha Cosar-Accaoui.

Written by Robin Campillo and Gilles Marchand (nominated for the 2020 César for Best Adaptation for Only the Animals and twice in 2001 for the César for Best Screenplay for Human Resources and Harry, He’s Here to Help), the screenplay is set in Madagascar at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. On a French army airbase, the soldiers are living the last carefree years of colonialism. Influenced by his readings of Fantômette, Thomas, a child who is not yet 10 years old, gradually forms his own view of the world around him…

Produced by Marie-Ange Luciani for Les Films de Pierre, École de l'air is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, Memento Films Production and the Belgian company Scope Pictures. Pre-bought by France 3, Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film is also supported by the advance on receipts from the CNC, the South and Pays de la Loire regions, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Procirep, Creative Europe, and the Sofica Indéfilms, Cinémage, Cineventure, La Banque Postale Image, Cinecap and Cofinova. Filming will take place in Paris, Salon de Provence, Madagascar and the Pays de la Loire region, with Jeanne Lapoirie (nominated for a César in her field in 2003, 2014 and 2018) as director of photography. The filmmaker also reunites with Emmanuelle Duplay for set design, Isabelle Pannetier for costumes and Arnaud Rebotini who will compose the music. The French release will be handled by Memento Distribution and international sales will be handled by Playtime.


For the record, Les Films de Pierre (an accomplice of Robin Campillo's last two features) recently co-produced Ursula Meier's The Line (in post-production), and produced Laurent Cantet's Arthur Rambo [+see also:
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(unveiled in Toronto and in competition this week in San Sebastian - released in France on 8 December) and Jean-Gabriel Périot's documentary Returning to Reims (Fragments) [+see also:
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(Directors' Fortnight 2021 - theatrical release in France next March).

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(Translated from French by Manuela Lazic)

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