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Yohan Manca is now at the editing stage on Mes frères, et moi

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- Maël Rouin-Berrandou, Judith Chemla, Dali Benssalah and Sofian Khammes star in the director’s feature debut, produced by Single Man Productions

Yohan Manca is now at the editing stage on Mes frères, et moi
Director Yohan Manca and actor Maël Rouin-Berrandou on the set of Mes frères, et moi (© David Koskas)

Shot between 3 August and 28 September, Mes frères, et moi, the feature debut from Yohan Manca (noticed for Hédi et Sarah, nominated for the 2017 best short film award given by the Syndicat Français de la Critique) is now at the editing stage. The film’s cast includes the young Maël Rouin-Berrandou (currently in French cinemas in The ABCs of love [+see also:
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), Judith Chemla (nominated for the 2017 Best Actress César award for A Woman's Life [+see also:
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, and currently in French cinemas in The End of Love [+see also:
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), Dali Benssalah (seen in A Faithful Man [+see also:
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, appreciated in the series Les sauvages and seen next spring in Mourir peut attendre), Sofian Khammes (revealed in Chouf [+see also:
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, in French cinemas on 4 November in The Swarm [+see also:
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, on 23 December in The Big Hit and next year in Arthur Rambo) and Moncef Farfar (for the first time on the big screen).

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Freely inspired by Hédi Tillette de Clermont-Tonnerre’s play Pourquoi mes frères et moi on est parti… , the script written by Yohan Manca takes place during the summer holidays. Nour is a 14-year-old boy who lives in a popular neighborhood by the sea. Between his elder brothers’ misfortunes and his mother’s absence, Nour’s encounter with the young opera singer Sarah offers him the opportunity to escape the stifling heat of the sun, of his brothers and of his neighborhood…

Produced by Julien Madon and Camille Rich for Single Man Productions, Mes frères, et moi was pre-bought by Canal+ and Ciné+, and benefits from the support of the CNC (through an advance on receipts and the Images de la diversité fund), of the Occitanie region (production aide), as well as the Sofitvcine and Manon Soficas. For the record, the project went through the Ateliers d'Angers in 2019. Filming took place in Sète, le Grau d'Agde, Frontignan and Montpellier with Marco Graziaplena (Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno [+see also:
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et Intermezzo [+see also:
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, My Name is Francesco Totti [+see also:
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) as the director of photography. French distribution will be handled by Ad Vitam.

For the record, Single Man Productions is currently completing filming on Frédéric Tellier’s Goliath (read the article), is in post-production with Samuel Benchetrit’s Cette musique ne joue pour personne (read the article) and David Lanzmann’s Des jours sauvages, and will be launching Mélissa Drigeard’s Tout nous sourit in French cinemas on 11 November. Moreover, Julien Madon has recently produced, through Labyrinthe Films and for Netflix, Julien Leclerq’s Earth and Blood [+see also:
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as well as Sentinelle from the same director, which is now in post-production (read the article). Through the company Cheyenne, he has produced Jérémy Guez’s The Sound of Philadelphia (released in France on 30 December) and the mini-series Une affaire française (for TF1), currently in post-production.

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(Translated from French)

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