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HLM Pussy, de Nora El Hourch, en postproducción

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- Bérénice Bejo y las jóvenes Leah Aubert, Medina Diarra y Salma Takaline protagonizan el primer largometraje de la directora, producido por Manny Films y vendido por Memento International

HLM Pussy, de Nora El Hourch, en postproducción
(l-r) El productor Philippe Gompel, la directora Nora El Hourch y las actrices Medina Diarra, Salma Takaline y Leah Aubert durante el rodaje de HLM Pussy (© Alexandre Chavance)

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After a four-week film shoot in Sens in October, Nora El Hourch’s debut feature film HLM Pussy is now in post-production. Highly remarked upon for her short film Quelques secondes (unveiled in the Directors’ Fortnight in 2015 before screening in Toronto and at the BFI London Film Festival, among other events), the filmmaker has assembled a cast including Bérénice Bejo (awarded the Best Actress trophy in Cannes 2013 for The Past [+lee también:
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, as well as a César in the same category in 2012 and a nomination for the Best Supporting Role Oscar in the same year for The Artist [+lee también:
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; recently seen in Toronto and Rome via The Hummingbird [+lee también:
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) and youngsters Leah Aubert, Medina Diarra (The African Doctor [+lee también:
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Written by Nora El Hourch herself, together with Eléonore Gurrey (who co-penned The Worst Ones [+lee también:
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), the story revolves around Amina, Djeneba and Zineb, three inseparable teens who post a video on social media challenging the person who attacked one of them: a kingpin on a local housing estate. The film explores the consequences of this militant act, as well as issues around social class and identity, and highlights the social and cultural divide which exists between the three friends. They will need to choose between saving their friendship or giving into pressure… Bérénice Bejo plays the lawyer mother of one of the three college girls.

HLM Pussy is produced by Philippe Gompel on behalf of Manny Films, in co-production with Moroccan firm La Prod (Lamia Chraibi). Pre-purchased by Amazon Prime Video, the movie also enjoys support from the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, where the film in its entirety was shot, with Maxence Lemonnier in charge of photography. Sales are steered by Memento International while distribution in French cinemas falls to Paname Distribution.

For the record, Manny Films recently co-produced the American movie Cherry by French director Sophie Galibert (awarded the Online Premieres Audience Award at this year’s Tribeca Festival). The French firm are also involved in Titanic Ocean by Greece’s Konstantina Kotzamani, a production which has just received support from Eurimages (read our news), which involves five European countries (Greece, France, Romania, Germany and Spain), and on which filming is due to kick off in the spring.

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