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Music Box picks up 'Back To Burgundy'

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Music Box picks up 'Back To Burgundy'
Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil star in family vineyard drama.

Music Box Films has acquired Us rights to Cédric Klapisch’s Back To Burgundy from Studiocanal.

Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, and François Civil star in the story of a man who left his homestead 10 years earlier to embark on a world tour.

When the traveller learns of his father’s imminent death he returns to his childhood home where he must earn back the trust of his brother and sister as they work to save the family vineyard.

Music Box plans a theatrical release in autumn, followed by home entertainment roll-out.

“We are thrilled to bring to the Us Cédric Klapisch’s tender and charming tale of the ties that bind a family to each other and to the land they love,” Music Box Films president William Schopf said.

“The film’s picturesque setting, universal themes, and fascinating peek into the art of French winemaking will hold
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France’s Other Angle Moves Into Production with ‘Don’t Tell Her’

France’s Other Angle Moves Into Production with ‘Don’t Tell Her’
Paris – Paris-based Other Angle Pictures, headed by Olivier Albou and Laurence Schonberg, has entered movie production, boarding Solange Cicurel’s contempo relationship comedy “Don’t Tell Her,” boasting a French-Belgian ensemble cast including French singer Jenifer Bartoli, one-woman show star Camille Chamoux (“Les Francis”) and comedy actor Arie Elmaleh (“Caged”).

In another sign of growth at Other Angle, which launched in 2008, one of its comedy flagships, Gerard Depardieu-starrer “A Mighty Team,” will open 2016’s 18th UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

Pushing from the get-go its brand as the go-to sales company for French comedic movies. The Other Angle diversified into English-language movies selling John Hay’s post World War II espionage thriller “Lives in Secret,” with Tim Roth and Kelly Reilly, Zoe Cassavetes’ “Day Out of Days,” starring Alexia Landau and Eddie Izzard; and Sam Friedlander’s “Larry Gaye, Renegade Male Flight,” starring “Royal PainsMark Feuerstein, Rebecca Romijn and Stanley Tucci.
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Colcoa Announces Seven Classic Films for 18th Festival

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As a special surprise for this year's 18th edition the Colcoa Festival (City of Lights, City of Angels) "A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood" has added an unprecedented seven classic films to its popular roster. The festival runs from April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America. For the first time, a daily matinee showing of a classic will complement the new films shown in competition.

Focus on a filmmaker : Cédric Klapisch

Colcoa will honor writer-director Cédric Klapisch on Thursday, April 24 with a special presentation of L'Auberge Espagnole (2002) as well as the Premiere of his new film Chinese Puzzle that will be released in May in the U.S. by Cohen Media Group. Chinese Puzzle completes a trilogy Klapisich began in 2002 with L'Auberge Espagnole,followed by Russian Dolls in 2005. The cast includes Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou and Cécile de France. Klapisch joins previously honored writer-directors Bertrand Blier, Costa Gavras, Florent Siri, Julie Delpy and Alain Resnais whose key body of work has been shown in past events.  This will be the third film by the writer-director to be presented at the festival, following Paris and My Piece of the Pie.  Cédric Klapisch will meet the audience for a Happy Hour Talk panel dedicated to his work. (Colcoa Classics + Panel +Premiere of Chinese Puzzle)

Homage to Patrice Chéreau

The late writer-director Patrice Chéreau (1944-2013), who attended Colcoa in 2003 for the world Premiere of Son frère (His Brother) will be remembered in the Colcoa Classics program, which includes a special presentation of digitally restored director's cut of Queen Margot (1994), based on a novel of Alexandre Dumas, co-written by Danièle Thompson & Patrice Chéreau, and directed by Chéreau. The cast includes Isabelle Adjani, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Daniel Auteuil. The film (celebrating its 20th anniversary) is presented in association with Cohen Media Group. The film will have will be released theatrically, as well as in digital format in the U.S.

Premiere of the Restored Version Beauty and the Beast Colcoa will present the digitally restored print of the remarkable Beauty and the Beast (1946), a romantic drama written and directed by Jean Cocteau and starring Josette Day and Jean Marais in partnership with the Franco-American Cultural Fund (Facf), Snd/M6, Janus Films and La Cinémathèque Française.

Premiere of the Restored Version Favorites of the Moon

A special 30th anniversary screening of Favourites of the Moon (1984), winner of the Special Jury Prize that year at the Venice International Film Festival, a comedy co-written by Gérard Brach and Otar Iosseliani and directed by Otar Iosseliani, starring Mathieu Amalric, Alix de Montaigu, Pascal Aubier, Jean-Pierre Beauviala, will be presented in association with the Cohen Media Group before its digital release in the U.S.

Premiere of the Restored Version Purple Noon

The film is also a special presentation of Purple Noon , a drama based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, co-written by Paul Gégauff and René Clément , directed by René Clément and starring Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet and Marie Laforêt and presented in association with the Franco-American Cultural Fund (Facf), StudioCanal, Janus Films and La Cinémathèque Française.

Premier of the Restored Version of L'assassin habite... au 21 New digitally restored version of L'assassin habite... au 21, (1942) a drama co-written by Stanislas-André Steeman and Henri-Georges Clouzot , directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Pierre Fresnay, Suzy Delair, Jean Tissier. The film is presented in association with Titra Tvs and Gaumont.

FRANÇOIS Truffaut: A Tribute

Citing the 30th anniversary of the passing of universally renowned François Truffaut in 1984, Colcoa will pay tribute to the writer-director with a special program.(To be announced soon)

From April 21 to April 28, 2014, filmgoers will celebrate the 18th edition of Colcoa  "A Week Of French Film Premieres In Hollywood" at the Directors Guild of America. The 18th line-up of films in competition for the Colcoa Awards will be announced April 1, 2014.

About ColcoaColcoa was created by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique collaborative effort of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers Guild of America West, and France's Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (Sacem). Colcoa is also supported by France's Society of Authors, Directors and Producers (L'arp), the Film and TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles, the Cnc and Unifrance.

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Cedric Klapisch: ‘Life Isn’t Over Until It Ends’

Cedric Klapisch: ‘Life Isn’t Over Until It Ends’
Paris – “Cedric Klapisch is a great director and has a real writing talent for original stories and extraordinary ability to tap into the vibes, the contemporary trends of a society,” said Olivier Courson, chairman-ceo of Studiocanal that has co-produced Klapisch’s last four movies with Bruno Levy. Still playing French cinemas, where it has grossed $13,4 million and counting, “Chinese Puzzle,” the third part of a franchise begun with “L’Auberge espagnole” and “Russian Dolls” will be talked up at this weekend’s Unifrance Rendez-vous by Audrey Tautou and Klapisch himself. “Chinese Puzzle” follows Xavier (Romain Duris, older, a touch wiser), to New York where Wendy (Kelly Reilly) has taken their two children to live with her new American flame. Initially kipping on the couch of Isabelle (Cecile de France), his passion for Martine (Audrey Tautou) rekindles when she swings by New York with two children of her own. Variety caught
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Marine Vacth discusses her role in Jeune & Jolie

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In François Ozon’s Palme d’Or nominated drama Jeune & Jolie, we focus in on the life of the mysterious teenager Isabelle, who takes up prostitution as a way of discovering the world. It’s a role sparse on dialogue, and it seems that Marine Vacth, the actress portraying her, is equally as elusive a figure, and of few words, as we caught up with her ahead of the film’s release.

Vacth – who is renowned equally for her modelling work, succeeding Kate Moss as the face of Yves Saint Laurent., spoke to us about balancing the two professions, and where she sees her future. She also tells us about her joy in working with celebrated director Ozon, and how she shaped the character of Isabelle, and what she has in common with this intriguing, cinematic creation.

This is a very brave role for you, and I was wondering if
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‘Young and Beautiful’ Actress Marine Vacth: International Star You Should Know

‘Young and Beautiful’ Actress Marine Vacth: International Star You Should Know
Claim To Fame

In Francois Ozon’s competition contender “Young and Beautiful,” 22-year-old Marine Vacth may be as enigmatic as her character, a well-to-do young woman who finds pleasure in sharing intimate moments with complete strangers. A top model who’s lined up contracts with a number of fashion designers — from Chloe to Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent — Vacth, a native of Lyon, decided to shake up her smooth, cool image by taking the lead role in a film that raises disturbing questions about teenage sexuality.

Rising Star

Ozon’s pic is the first for Vacth. But even before the film was selected for Cannes, Vacth was on every discerning talent agents’ hot list; she’s now repped by Gaul’s biggest talent agency, Artmedia. The tyro thesp said she was drawn to acting after experiencing the rush of working on Cedric

Klapisch’s “My Piece of the Pie.
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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #67. Francois Ozon’s Jeune et Jolie

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Jeune et Jolie

Director/Writer: François Ozon

Producer(s): Mandarin Cinéma’s Eric and Nicolas Altmayer

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat, Nathalie Richard, Charlotte Rampling

I often mention how François Ozon (and Michael Winterbottom) are the most prolific filmmakers of the past two decades, and what I like best about the pair is that they often deviate from their previous films. Falling into the comedy genre, his 14th film sees model-turned-actress Marine Vacth (Klapisch’s Ma part du Gâteau) in the lead and will once again have the participation of Charlotte Rampling of Swimming Pool fame – Ozon’s 2003 film.

Gist: This is about a young woman who becomes a prostitute for pleasure.

Release Date: Filming began in mid 2012, so without any mentions of a showing at the Berlin Film Festival, we think this either hits Cannes or Venice.

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The Adopted – Review

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Mélanie Laurent, known up to now as that-girl-from-Inglourious Basterds, makes her directorial debut with The Adopted (Les Adoptés), a story of the ties that bind us in life and love. While it might not be breaking any moulds any time soon, The Adopted is a generally promising if occasionally flawed feature-length debut from first-time director Laurent, with a strong visual imprint and some top performances.

Reserved wallflower and lover of English literature Marine (Marie Denarnaud) has been inseparable from her adoptive family – alcoholic matriarch Millie (Clementine Célarié), frustrated musician Lisa (Laurent) and unreasonably cute son Léo (Théodore Maquet-Fouchet) – since her own parents died when she was young. But this tight family unit is shaken up when Marine meets charming bachelor Alex (Denis Ménochet) and a tentative relationship blossoms between the two. Jealousy and thoughtlessness begin to take their toll as the family struggle to adapt to the new status quo.
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My Piece of the Pie Movie Review

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My Piece of the Pie Movie Review
Title: My Piece of the Pie Director: Cedric Klapisch Starring: Karin Viard and Gilles Lellouche Shooting a film about the problems currently plaguing the world isn’t always an easy process, as people have conflicting ideas on how to solve them. The process is even more difficult when marketing the movie to a foreign country. But in his new comedy-drama ‘My Piece of the Pie,’ French screenwriter-director Cedric Klapisch effortlessly showcased the differing difficulties the working and high-collar classes face in today’s society. ‘My Piece of the Pie’ follows single mother France (played by Karin Viard), a blue-collar worker who was just laid off from the factory she’s had since she...
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Filmmaker Cedric Klapisch Researched the 1% for 'My Piece of the Pie'

Filmmaker Cedric Klapisch Researched the 1% for 'My Piece of the Pie'
"My Piece of the Pie," the latest from director Cedric Klapisch ("L'Auberge Espagnole") is a timely contemporary dramedy that touches upon the economic crisis that's crippled much of the world. The film concerns a single mother (Karen Viard) who's forced to become a housekeeper after losing her job at the local factory. When she lands a job with a rich and smarmy power broker (Gilles Lellouche), her life takes a turn for the unexpected. In this editorial, Klapisch takes us behind the scenes of the IFC Films release (it's currently playing in New York and is available nationwide on VOD) to explain the research that went into the project, and his reasons for making a comedy with societal implications. As an artist, the concept of creating a fictional film to make a statement about real-life current events has always struck me as a terrible idea. My faith is in poetry,
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[Review] My Piece of the Pie

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Suggesting from its opening credits the idea of a zero-sum game, My Piece of the Pie is slightly more allegorical than it should be – this type of Trojan horse filmmaking works when it doesn’t hit us over the head until late in the film. Here, its agenda is clear, we know what its doing even as we are purchasing a ticket and it continues with little surprises all the way through.

This is not to say filmmaker Cedric Klapish’s latest is without charm and wit. Following a single mother named France (Karin Viard) who loses her job working in a seaside factory, she becomes a housekeeper to a trader who may indeed be a “traitor” to his own country. Klapish, whose best known in the U.S. for the wonderful L’Auberge Espangnole has treaded this ground before: telling stories of those forced to compete in a globalized
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Foreign Objects: ‘My Piece of the Pie’ (France)

The global recession we currently find ourselves in has many causes, but one of the more obvious ones has to do with the machinations and maneuverings of the men and women who work in the financial market. Movies like the recent Margin Call and Wall Street sequel used this environment for fast paced financial drama (with varying success), but that’s not the only genre the crisis can intrude upon. Perhaps there’s a bit of romance and a few laughs to be found amidst the greed, depression, and suffering too. That was apparently the hope anyway with the new French film, My Piece of the Pie, but the end results are anything but humorous or romantic. They’re not even all that dramatic. Hell, the ending isn’t even an ending. “If I ever live with a woman again, I want you with me every day. You’ll be my woman interpreter.” Steve
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Cédric Klapisch Finalizing Plans to Complete ‘L’auberge Espagnole’ Trilogy

Cédric Klapisch Finalizing Plans to Complete ‘L’auberge Espagnole’ Trilogy
Getty Cedric Klapisch at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

French director Cédric Klapisch is finalizing the script for a second sequel to “L’auberge Espagnole,” his cult film from 2002, he told the Journal this week. Along with the initial sequel, 2005’s “Russian Dolls,” the upcoming film, which will be set in New York, will complete a “’L’auberge Espagnole’ trilogy” the director said.

Klapisch is aiming to shoot the film this summer with Romain Duris and other actors from “L’auberge Espagnole,
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Exclusive: Clip From 'My Piece Of Pie,' The New Film From 'L'Auberge Espangnol' Director Cedric Klapisch

You might have remember a little French confection that hit your local arthouse a couple years ago entitled "L'Auberge Espangnol." The French film from director Cedric Klapisch starred Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris in a multi-character tale that wrapped up drama, romance and comedy in one compelling package. It already spawned the sequel "Russian Dolls," with another, "Chinese Puzzle," on the way, but before audiences see that, Klapisch has another film hitting theaters. Starring Karin Viard and Gilles Lelouche, "My Piece Of The Pie" is another comedic and romantic effort, this time around with a plot touching upon the economic crisis that this gripped much of the world. The story centers on a single mother (Viard) who gets laid off from her blue collar job in a French seaside town. With few employment prospects on the horizon, she takes a job cleaning the Paris apartment of the succesful, cocky power broker Steve (Lelouche). And as.
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Exclusive Clip and Interview: Cedric Klapisch's My Piece of the Pie

While France has produced more than their share of romantic comedies, and there have been plenty of recent movies about the current economic and political climate. Seldom if ever have those two very disparate ideas been put together, but in My Piece of the Pie , the new movie from Cedric Klapisch ( Paris , L'Auberge Espagnole ), the French filmmaker has found a way to tell an entertaining and comical story within the world of high finance. It's really the story of two people, Karin Viard's France, a mother living in the suburbs of France, working at a factory until it's closed down following the economic crash forcing her to commute to Paris to train as a maid. It's also about Stéphane, played by Gilles Lelouche, a ruthless daytrader who will do whatever he can to get what he...
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Cedric Klapisch, “My Piece Of The Pie”

Over the past two decades, French filmmaker Cédric Klapisch (L’Auberge Espagnole) has distinguished himself as a writer-director of mature, well-balanced social dramas with a comedic edge. Films like Russian Dolls and Paris (both featuring heartthrob actor Romain Duris, who has made six films with the director) explore the emotional dynamics of ambition and disappointment, love and family relationships against the backdrop of Europe’s ever-shifting cultural identity in the 21st century. Now Klapisch wades into the waters of world financial distress with a snappy satire about haves and have nots that in some respects channels the sentiments of Zuccotti Park’s most recent inhabitants, dramatizing the hubris and lack of accountability of the financial-services industry.

My Piece of the Pie tells the story of laid-off factory worker France (Potiche’s Karin Viard) who, as a divorced mother of three in the blue-collar port town of Dunkirk, chooses to enroll
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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Studiocanal

With European auteurs Stefan Ruzowitzy (Blackbird) and Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) (see pic of Gary Oldman) moving into more mainstream items, Studiocanal have a strong pair for the Fall festival season that we can look forward to. Here is the rest of their slate from mostly French filmmakers. Blackbird by Stefan Ruzowitzky - Post-Production Sammy 2 Escape From Paradise by Ben Stassen - Production Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by Tomas Alfredson - Post-Production African Safari 3D by Ben Stassen - Production Attack The Block by Joe Cornish - Completed My Piece Of The Pie by Cédric Klapisch - Completed Romantic Anonymous by Jean-Pierre AMÉRIS - Completed Special Forces by Stephane Rybojad - Post-Production Tad, The Lost Explorer by Enrique Gato - Production Tales Of The Night by Michel Ocelot - Completed The Prey by Eric Valette - Completed When Pigs Have Wings by Sylvain Estibal - Completed
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