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5 items from 2015


Jerome Cornuau on Fanny Ardant, Comedy, Power Play

17 January 2015 11:11 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Starring a member of French film royalty, Fanny Ardant, Francois Truffaut’s last partner, and produced by vet Alain Tertzian (“Les Visteurs,” “Anthony Zimmer”) and Euro film-tv group Studiocanal, Jerome’s Cornuau’s comedy “Chic!” has Ardant as Alicia Ricoso a legend of haute couture who has lost her creative mojo. She finds inspiration when given a ride back home in a Julien (Eric Elmosnino, “Gainsbourg”), a rude Breton gardener, who knows nothing about fashion but knows his way around a shrub. Trouble is: He’s just been fired with no pay by the No. 2 at Alicia’s fashion house, Helene (Marina Hands, “Lady Chatterly,” “Tell No One”), a striking but buttoned martinet blinded by career ambition. Helene must now use all her inhumanity to persuade Julien to become Alicia’s muse, inspiring her with his love of landscape gardening. 34 years after she broke through to international fame in »

- John Hopewell

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Studiocanal Launches Sales on ‘Un Monde Truqué,’ ‘Mon Roi’ And ‘Chic’

14 January 2015 9:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Studiocanal will be launching pre-sales on Marion Cotillard-voiced toon project “Un monde truque” and Maiwenn’s “Mon Roi,” her follow-up to “Polisse.”

Produced by Paris-based Je suis bien content, whose credits include “Persepolis,” “Un monde truqué” features graphic design by Jacques Tardi and a voice cast led by Cotillard.

The 2D arthouse toonpic, directed by Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares, takes place in 1941, in Paris, and follows April, a lonely young woman whose family of scientists was abducted by a mysterious force while on the brink of discovering a powerful serum of invincibility. With the help of her cat, Darwin, and her friend, Julius, April sets off to discover the truth behind her family’s disappearance.

Penned by critically-aclaimed helmer Maïwenn and her regular co-scribe Etienne Comar, “Mon roi” toplines Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot. The actress, who is also a director and a screenwriter, stars as a »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Unifrance Rendez-vous in Paris to go ahead as planned

13 January 2015 4:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Annual event set to showcase 90 French productions, 48 of them market premieres.

Unifrance’s annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris will kick-off as planned on Thursday (Jan 15), a week after a series of terrorist attacks, in which 17 people were killed, rocked the capital.

France remains on high alert after the shooting of 12 people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, by two radicalised brothers offended by its cartoon depictions of the Islamic prophet Mohammed; the shooting of a police woman and the slaughter of four people at a kosher supermarket in the east of the city.

The French government announced on Monday that it was deploying 10,000 troops to protect vulnerable sites across the country  — including Jewish schools and neighbourhoods – amid news that security forces believed at least six members of the terrorist cell that plotted the attacks may still be at large.

Charlie Hebdo’s surviving staff have responded to the attack with a new edition of the »

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Unifrance Rendez-vous in Paris to go ahead

13 January 2015 4:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Annual event set to showcase 90 French productions, 48 of them market premieres.

Unifrance’s annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris will kick-off as planned on Thursday (Jan 15), a week after a series of terrorist attacks, in which 17 people were killed, rocked the capital.

France remains on high alert after the shooting of 12 people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, by two radicalised brothers offended by its cartoon depictions of the Islamic prophet Mohammed; the shooting of a police woman and the slaughter of four people at a kosher supermarket in the east of the city.

The French government announced on Monday that it was deploying 10,000 troops to protect vulnerable sites across the country  — including Jewish schools and neighbourhoods – amid news that security forces believed at least six members of the terrorist cell that plotted the attacks may still be at large.

Charlie Hebdo’s surviving staff have responded to the attack with a new edition of the »

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‘Daddy,’ ‘Disturb,’ ‘Discount’ Showcased at UniFrance Rendez-vous

7 January 2015 4:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris –Pathe’s “Daddy or Mommy,” Wild Bunch’s “Do Not Disturb” and The Other Angle’s “Discount” will compete next week for one of Europe’s most valuable non-official crowns: the UniFrance Paris Rendez-vous Most Popular New Comedy.

Also in the running: Gaumont’s “I Kissed a Girl,” Kinology’s “Caprices,” EuropaCorp’s “Bis” and “Buddy Guards,” Studiocanal’s “Chic!”, Versatile’s “A trois, on y va,” “Valentin, Valentin,” from Sbs Productions, and TF1.’s Intl.’s “Boomerang.”

Having punched a robust first five-day $3.7 million through Jan. 4, Patrice Leconte’s “Do Not Disturb” opens Paris’ 17th UniFrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema, Europe’s biggest film mart after Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian and Locarno.

Running Jan. 15-19, and screening an announced 86 French movies, 47 market premieres per UniFrance, the Rendez-vous will unveil a score-or-so of new comedies. With Rdv buzz helping to galvanize boffo sales and even double –or sometimes »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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