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Paris Film Office’s Michel Gomez on Terrorist Attacks: ‘Production Levels Quickly Returned to Normal’

Paris — Paris int’l shoot levels ‘quickly returned to normal’ after November Terrorist attacks, says Paris Film Office head Michel Gomez, who also talked to Variety about recent and upcoming shoots, and new Paris Film Office initiatives

What were the main French and international shoots in Paris in 2015?


Chocolat” by Roschdy Zem (Mandarin Cinéma) with Omar Sy , 20 days in Paris

“Personal Shopper,” by Olivier Assayas (CG Cinema), with Kirsten Stewart, seven days

“Heureux en France” (”The Jews”), by Yvan Attal (La Petite Reine) with Charlotte Gainsbourg, 12 days.

“L’esprit d’équipe,” by Christophe Barratier (Galatee Films), with François-Xavier Demaison, 10 days

Planetarium,” by Rebecca Zlotowski (Les Films du Velvet), with Nathalie Portman and Lily Rose Depp, 14 days

International :

Bonjour Anne,” by Eleanor Coppola, with Diane Lane and Nicolas Cage, four days in Paris

“La Femme à la plaque argentique,” from the Japanese director Kijoshi Kurosawa, with Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet and Constance Rousseau.
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'Beur sur la ville' Out In France On Oct. 12

French director Djamel Bensalah has a new comedy in store. In fact, his next film Beur sur la ville will come out in theatres in France on October 12.

The film takes place in a poor suburb of Paris. Khalid Belkacem (Booder) failed his Diplôme national du brevet at 15 years old, his driving exam, his Bafa and even his baccalauréat général (Bcg).

In a nutshell, he's a complete failure by French standards. However, by a stroke of luck, he becomes the first French cop hired by "affirmative action".

The film also stars Issa Doumbia, Steve Tran, Sandrine Kiberlain, Josiane Balasko, Gérard Jugnot, Roland Giraud and François-Xavier Demaison.

No Canadian release date has been announced.
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Seven Cesars for Provost's Seraphine

  • A biopic about an unknown painter cleaned up the 34th edition of the Cesar awards (France's equivalent to the Oscars). You would have thought that it was an homage to Sean PennSean Penn
[/link] (the actor was in attendance, first row ticket) and the dearly departed Claude Berri, but this was Martin Provost's night upsetting favorites Jean-François Richet and Mesrine (who won for Best Director and Best Actor) and the Palme d'Or winner The Class from Laurent Cantet winner went home with only the Best Adapted Film. Séraphine won a total of seven awards.  Kristin Scott Thomas didn't claim the top prize for Best Actress for I've Loved You So Long (the prize went to Yolande Moreau in Séraphine) but Philippe Claudel won for Best First Film and a very emotional Elsa Zylberstein grabbed the Best Supporting Actress nod. Finally, a little bit of redemption here for Best Foreign Picture,
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