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EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Silhol’s Anti-Squat is now in post-production

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- Louise Bourgoin and Samy Belkessa lead the cast of the director’s second feature, which is produced by Kazak and sold by Best Friend Forever

EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Silhol’s Anti-Squat is now in post-production
Actress Louise Bourgoin (© Georges Biard)

Following a seven-week film shoot spanning November and December, Nicolas Silhol’s second feature-length movie Anti-Squat, following his much remarked offering Corporate [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nicolas Silhol
film profile
]
(in competition in Karlovy Vary in 2017), is now in post-production.

Stealing focus up front in the cast, we find Louise Bourgoin (nominated for 2009’s Best New Hope César thanks to La fille de Monaco [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, likewise well-received in the Hippocrate series and whom we’ll also be seeing in La Montagne this year – news) and Samy Belkessa (in his first big screen role). Written by Nicolas Silhol and Fanny Burdino (The Prayer [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cédric Kahn
film profile
]
, Arthur Rambo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laurent Cantet
film profile
]
), the film’s story is a closely guarded secret for now.

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Anti-Squat is produced by Jean-Christophe Reymond (one of the European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move for 2021 – read our interview) on behalf of Kazak Productions (with Amaury Ovise as associate producer) and has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. Likewise supported by Procirep-Angoa and the SOFICA companies Cinémage and Lucy Finance/La Banque Postale Image, the feature film will be distributed in France by Diaphana and sold worldwide by Best Friend Forever, having been shot between 8 November and 22 December in the Ile-de-France region, with Pierre Maillis-Laval helming photography.

Recently responsible for the Palme d’Or winner Titane [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Julia Ducournau, Vincent Li…
film profile
]
by Julia Ducournau, Kazak Productions are set to release Murder Party by Nicolas Pleskof on 9 March, while overseeing post-production on Sons of Ramses [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Clément Cogitore
film profile
]
by Clément Cogitore and minority co-productions Corsage [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marie Kreutzer
film profile
]
, by Austria’s Marie Kreutzer, and A E I O U - A Quick Alphabet of Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nicolette Krebitz
film profile
]
, by Germany’s Nicolette Krebitz (steered by Komplizen Film).

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(Translated from French)

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