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Gilles Lellouche, Mohamed Hamidi comedy 'New Biz In The Hood!' kicks off shoot (exclusive)

Gilles Lellouche, Mohamed Hamidi comedy 'New Biz In The Hood!' kicks off shoot (exclusive)
Jamel Debbouze is producing under his Kissfilms banner alongside Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky.

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‘;New Biz In The Hood’

French director Mohamed Hamidi, whose 2016 breakout picture One Man And His Cow drew 1.3 million spectators in France and sold well internationally, has started shooting his latest comedy about a trendy communication agency forced to locate to a tough, no-go zone in an outer Paris suburb.

TF1 Studio will launch sales on the film – entitled New Biz In The Hood! (Zone Franche) - at the Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris this week (Jan 18-22). The company has released an exclusive first image from the first week on set.

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky at Paris-based Quad is producing alongside actor-producer star Jamel Debbouze under his Kissfilms banner. Directorial duo Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache are also on board through their production company Ten Films.

Lellouche co-stars as Paris entrepreneur Fred Bartel who falsely claims his rising communication agency is situated
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Jamel Debbouze, Gilles Lellouche comedy 'New Biz In The Hood!' kicks off shoot (exclusive)

Jamel Debbouze, Gilles Lellouche comedy 'New Biz In The Hood!' kicks off shoot (exclusive)
Comedy from director Mohamed Hamidi (One Man And His Cow) to start shooting in Paris.

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Jamel Debbouze, Gilles Lellouche, Mohamed Hamidi

French director Mohamed Hamidi, whose 2016 breakout picture One Man And His Cow drew 1.3 million spectators in France and sold well internationally, has started shooting his latest comedy starring Gilles Lellouche and Jamel Debbouze.

The film, provisionally entitled New Biz In The Hood! (Zone Franche), is about a trendy communication agency forced to locate to a tough, no-go zone in an outer Paris suburb.

TF1 Studio will launch sales on the project at the Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris this week (Jan 18-22).

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky at Paris-based Quad is producing alongside actor-producer star Debbouze under his Kissfilms banner. Directorial duo Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache are also on board through their production company Ten Films.

Lellouche co-stars as Paris entrepreneur Fred Bartel who falsely claims his rising communication agency is situated in a tough
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Movie Review – The Sweeney: Paris (2015)

The Sweeney: Paris, 2015.

Directed by Benjamin Rocher.

Starring Karl Amoussou, Féodor Atkine, Jakob Cedergren,Stefi Clema, Oumar Diaw, Alban Lenoir, Jess Liaudin, Caterina Murino, Thierry Neuvic, Sabrina Ouazani, .and Jean Reno

Synopsis:

A ragtag squad of French cops, whose old-fashioned protocol infuriates the commissioner, recognises a series of bank and jewellery heists that have the hallmarks of an old adversary.

Antigang/The Squad/The Sweeney: Paris (yes, it has all three titles) is a loose remake of Nick Love’s The Sweeney, which was the film adaptation of the 1970s British TV cop-drama of the same name. To anyone familiar with Nick Love’s work, they will know he isn’t known for nuance character development, nor is he known for his gracious approach to conveying his own social politics (his conservative ‘better in the good ol’ days’ mantra is most prominent in Outlaw). The Sweeney: Paris‘s director Benjamin Rocher
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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #86. Marc Fitoussi’s Maman a tort

Trainee Day

Director: Marc Fitoussi

Writer: Marc Fitoussi

French director Marc Fitoussi is one of several notable filmmakers with an impressive body of work but whose titles never seem to snag Us distribution. He’s been making features for the past decade, including light, frothy comedies such as a pair of Isabelle Huppert headliners like Copacabana (2010) and Paris Follies (2014), a rather loose update on Madame Bovary. He’ll unveil his fifth feature in 2016 with Maman a tort (aka Trainee Day), reuniting with Belgian actress Emile Dequenne who starred in his 2007 debut film La Vie d’Artiste. The film features rising star Jeanne Jestin (of Farhadi’s The Past) as a young woman who discovers a different side of her mother after taking a position at the same office.

Cast: Jeanne Jestin, Emilie Dequenne, Camille Chamoux, Sabrina Ouazani

Production Co.: Avenue B Productions, Versus Production

U.S. Distributor: Rights available
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Afm: Kinology to launch sales on Fitoussi’s 'Trainee Day'

Afm: Kinology to launch sales on Fitoussi’s 'Trainee Day'
Biggest slate to date also includes Planetarium, Money’s Money and Overdrive.

Kinology will launch sales on French director Marc Fitoussi’s coming-of-age tale Trainee Day at the American Film Market (Afm) (Nov 4-11), in what could be one of the busiest markets yet for Gregory Melin’s Paris-based sales company.

Rising actress Jeanne Jestin, who first hit the big screen in Asghar Farhadi’s The Past, plays a teenager who discovers another side to her mother when she takes work experience at her backstabbing office.

Belgian actress Emilie Desquenne, who appeared in Fitoussi’s first feature La Vie d’Artiste, is the mother. Other cast members include director Xavier Beauvois and Sabrina Ouazani.

Fitoussi’s past credits include Copacabana and the Madame Bovary-inspired Folies Bergere, both starring Isabelle Huppert.

Paris-based Kinology will be at the Afm with one its biggest slates to date.

It will also reveal first footage on a number of upcoming films including
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They’ve Gotta Have It: Strand Releasing Add May Allah Bless France! to Future Bling

Strand Releasing’s healthy appetite for French cinema is made once again apparent with the pick-up of Abd Al Malik’s Tiff-preemed, double nominated (Best First Feature and Most Promising Actor) Césars debut. Starring Marc Zinga and Sabrina Ouazani (who got her big break in acting in Abdellatif Kechiche’s 2003′s Games of Love and Chance) , May Allah Bless France! will be released theatrically in the fall and will receive a showing (Q&A with the director) at the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2015.

Gist: The true story of a French teenager rising out from the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifted boy who dreams of success for his rap band through hard work and loyalty, but he must accept the drug money for the sake of his project. Discovering Islam and love, he bears with the harsh loss and paybacks of delinquency, until
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Toronto Film Festival completes lineup

The lineups for the Mavericks, Discovery, and Tiff Kids parts of the Toronto Film Festival were announced, wrapping up a series of lineup announcements for the Toronto International Film Festival.

With the added films, the festival’s entire slate is now a whopping 393 movies. Two hundred eighty-five of those movies are feature films, of which 143 are world premieres.

The Mavericks portion of the festival includes onstage discussions following the screening of each film. Do I Sound Gay? will be followed by a talk between director David Thorpe and sex-advice guru Dan Savage. Also premiering in that space is The 50 Year Argument,
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Palme d’Or Winner, Studio Ghibli Pair, “St. Vincent” & “Song of the Sea” Among Tiff’s Final Wave Items

Bill Murray is coming to Toronto folks. Actually, the film he stars in (Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent) is having its official World Premiere launch at the jaw-dropping 285 feature film 2014 Tiff line-up. In the final batch of items we finally get the confirmation that 2014′s Palme d’Or Winner Winter Sleep (which gets added along with a trio of others to the Masters Programme) will show, and Tomm Moore’s highly anticipated Song of the Sea (among the four item line-up for Tiff Kids) also lands. Worth mentioning are the sprinkling of add-ons to the various other sections (Marjane Satrapi’s Sundance preemed The Voices, Matt Shakman’s Cut Bank and the world preem of Danis Tanovic’s Tigers) with a Studio Ghibli docu item being fitted into the Tiff Docs, but it is the Discovery Programme that finally takes shape.

The “up-and-comers” include Berlin Film Fest (and future Nyff
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Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup
Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array of stars expected to alight on the red carpet of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

The fest today revealed an impressive roster of helmers and thesps planning to boost their latest work in Toronto next month. And with the critical four-day opening weekend packed exclusively — as per the new fest policy — with world premieres and North American premieres of studio awards contenders, buzzy acquisition titles, and hot U.S. and international arthouse fare, you can expect media frenzies, flash mobs of buyers, and intense afterparty rivalries like never before.

Slates for Mavericks, Discovery, and Tiff Kids were also unveiled today, as were a handful of late-breaking adds to other programs, bringing this year’s grand total to 393 films,
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The Past – The Review

More prevalent now, than perhaps anytime in history, is the combined or “blended family” when a single parent with kids weds or begins a household with another parent with kids. It’s been the staple of gentle comedy like “The Brady Bunch” TV series and feature films and both versions of Yours, Mine, And Ours. The biggest conflicts in those earlier shows usually involved sharing bathrooms and noisy dinners. But those families’ heads were nearly always widows and widowers without ex-spouses showing up to further complicate matters. These more untidy splits are often the source of drama instead of mirth in many serious examinations of this type of family structure. And this isn’t something native to the USA. Overseas these new families must more often deal with different languages and cultures. Writer/director Asghar Farhadi follows up his Oscar-winning family drama A Separation with this new tale of family
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The Past Movie Review

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The Past Movie Review
The Past (Le passé) Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on RottenTomatoes.com Grade: B+ Director: Asghar Farhadi Screenwriter: Asghar Farhadi Cast: Bérénice Béjo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi, Valeria Cavalli, Eleonora Marino Screened at: Sony, NYC, 8/21/13 Opens: December 20, 2013 If this were one of the abundant numbers of sitcoms about family dysfunction, the moral might be something as vacuous as “Don’t mess with married men.” But “The Past” is a serious drama written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, whose previous entry, “A Separation,” looks closely at a family that must make a [ Read More ]

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The Past Movie Review

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The Past Movie Review
Title: The Past Director: Asghar Farhadi Starring: Tahar Rahim, Bérénice Béjo, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karmi, Valeria Cavalli. ‘The Past’ is Iran’s official selection for the 86th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was officially selected in 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. The female protagonist, Bérénice Béjo won the Best Actress Award in Cannes. Just like in Farhadi’s Oscar-winning ‘A Separation,’ his latest film is a bewitchingly sculpted family melodrama in which the end of a marriage is solely the trigger that leads to old and new crossroads. After four years [ Read More ]

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2 Clips from Sony Pictures Classics' The Past and Tim's Vermeer

Sony Pictures Classics has new clips for 2 of its releases in The Past and Tim's Vermeer. The Past is a drama is directed by Asghar Farhadi from the script by Massoumeh Lahidji and Farhadi, and stars Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi and Valeria Cavalli. The Past follows an Iranian man who deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. His wife sparks up a new relationship, the reality of which hits her husband when he receives a request for a divorce.
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The Past / Le Passe (2013) Movie Trailer 2: Divorce Reveals Dark Past

The Past Trailer 2. Asghar Farhadi‘s The Past / Le Passé (2013) movie trailer 2 stars Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Sabrina Ouazani, and Babak Karimi. The Past‘s plot synopsis: “After four years of separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) arrives in Paris from Tehran, at the request of Marie (Bérénice Bejo), his [...]

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New poster for Asghar Farhadi's The Past (Le Passe)

A second poster has arrived for The Past directed by Asghar Farhadi of A Separation. The drama stars Tahar Rahim, Bérénice Bejo and Ali Mosaffa. The Past (Le passé) follows an Iranian man who deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. His wife sparks up a new relationship, the reality of which hits her husband when he receives a request for a divorce. Also in the cast of the film written by MAssoumeh Lahidji and Farhadi are Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi and Valeria Cavalli.
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‘Inch’Allah’ Review: The Smoke Settles to Reveal Death, Frustration, and Inevitability

We follow a woman wearing a backpack through a crowded street. Kids play around her, diners laugh and eat at a cafe, and a caged pigeon stares blankly at a little boy’s smiling face. And then the world explodes. Chloé (Evelyne Brochu) is a Canadian doctor straddling the Israeli/Palestinian border both in her daily activities and in her sympathies. She lives in Israel but works in a clinic on the other side of the concrete wall in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. In addition to the day job she’s taken on private nurse duties for a young, pregnant woman named Rand (Sabrina Ouazani) whose husband awaits sentencing from an Israeli judge. Chloé is equally friendly with Ava (Sivan Levy), a female soldier who lives one floor below her. They share the ride to work every day with Ava stopping at the border while Chloé continues past it. The
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Inch’Allah review: it’s not all about us

The striking story of a Western doctor in Palestine and her long, hard path to the realization that all of her good intentions can barely begin to counter the tidal wave of history she has chosen to surf. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Nice white Canadian doctor goes to Palestine, wants to help poor disenfranchised people who aren’t getting quite the attention they should. Well, nice white Canadian doctor goes to Israel to live and has to cross the border every day into the camps to the jury-rigged medical clinic that has to shut down on days when it’s just too dangerous to be there, because terrorism and politics and entrenched anger. But still: there’s the do-gooding and the beneficence. If Inch’Allah — which translates from Arabic to French (and then
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Inch’Allah | Review

Chloe (Evelyne Brochu) is a Canadian doctor who commutes from Tel Aviv to work in a pregnancy clinic in Ramallah, a impoverished West Bank settlement. She approaches this complex and dangerous part of the world with alarming naïveté, often walking the chaotic streets alone, with no worries at all. Her nonchalance is intended to illustrate that Chloe views everyone as equals, making no judgments according to ethnicity or religion. Unfortunately, it is practically impossible to not develop an allegiance here; those who do not, seem to be weak and/or uninformed. Chloe often travels to and from the border checkpoint with her upstairs neighbor and friend, Ava (Sivan Levy). Ava works as an armed guard at the checkpoint, so she has obviously formed a very biased opinion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from her firsthand experiences. Though she seems to respect Chloe's opinions, Ava refuses to trust -- let alone, like
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4 new Inch'allah movie clips

Watch fresh clips from eOne's Inch'Allah, starring Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Sivan Levy, and Yousef Sweid. The drama opens in New York on August 16th followed by Los Angeles on August 23rd. naïs Barbeau-Lavalette directs and writes. Chloe (Evelyne Brochu) is a young Canadian obstetrician working in a makeshift clinic in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank, where she treats pregnant women under the supervision of Michael (Carlo Brandt), a French doctor. Facing daily checkpoints and the separation barrier, Chloe is confronted with the conflict and the people it affects: Rand (Sabrina Ouazani), a patient for whom Chloe develops a deep affection; Faysal (Yousef Sweid), Rand’s older brother, a fervent resister; Safi (Hammoudeh Alkarmi), their younger brother, a child shattered by war who dreams of flying across borders; and Ava (Sivan Levy), a young soldier who lives next door to Chloe in her apartment in Israel.
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Inch'allah trailer & poster

Watch the trailer and see the poster for Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette's Inch'Allah, starring Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Sivan Levy, Yousef Sweid, Hammoudeh Alkarmi and Carlo Brandt. The eOne Films release opens in theaters on : August 16th in New York City at The Quad Cinema, followed by an August 23rd, 2013 expansion in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall and West Park Theater in Orange County. Chloe (Brochu) is a young Canadian obstetrician working in a makeshift clinic in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank, where she treats pregnant women under the supervision of Michael (Brandt), a French doctor. Facing daily checkpoints and the separation barrier, Chloe is confronted with the conflict and the people it affects: Rand (Ouazani), a patient for whom Chloe develops a deep affection; Faysal (Sweid), Rand’s older brother, a fervent resister; Safi (Alkarmi), their younger brother, a child shattered by war who
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