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Cameras are rolling on Laure Calamy in Une femme du monde

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- The actress dazzles up front in Cécile Ducrocq’s first feature film, which is produced by Domino Films and sold by Charades

Cameras are rolling on Laure Calamy in Une femme du monde
Actress Laure Calamy

The first clapperboard slammed in eastern France today on Une femme du monde, the debut feature film by Cécile Ducrocq, a director highly acclaimed for her shorts, most notably Tout le monde dit je t’aime (UniFrance Award in Cannes 2011) and La contre-allée (unveiled in Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2014, earning Laure Calamy a Special Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winning the work a Best Short Film César in 2016).

Laure Calamy (who genuinely pops on screen in this year’s My Donkey, My Lover and I [+see also:
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, was nominated for the Best Supporting Role César in 2018 and 2020 for Ava [+see also:
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interview: Léa Mysius
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and Only the Animals [+see also:
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interview: Dominik Moll
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, and was also well-received in Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Mouret
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, My Best Part [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Maury
interview: Nicolas Maury
film profile
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and series Call My Agent!) is supported in the cast by young actor Nissim Renard (Evolution [+see also:
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, Pericle the Black [+see also:
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interview: Stefano Mordini
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).

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Written by Cécile Ducrocq, the story revolves around Marie, an independent and militant sex worker who has never needed to rely on anyone, not even to raise her son. When the latter is thrown off his post-graduate cookery course, Marie is unable to make her peace with it. Dreaming of a greater future for him, she decides to sign him up for one of the best cookery schools in France, but her income won’t cover the tuition fees. She needs to find a solution, at all costs. Even if it means leaving France…

Produced by Stéphanie Bermann and Alexis Dulguerian on behalf of Domino Films in league with Année Zéro, Une femme du monde is co-produced and pre-purchased by France 2 Cinéma. Also enjoying the support of France’s Grand Est region and the Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération Authority - m2A, the feature film will be shot in Mulhouse and Strasbourg up until 22 January 2021. Distribution in France will be managed by Tandem (a new organisation founded by Mathieu Robinet) whilst international sales are in the hands of Charades.

For the record, notable works coming courtesy of Domino Films have included Bloody Milk [+see also:
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interview: Hubert Charuel
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by Hubert Charuel (Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2017 and three Césars in 2018) and The Bare Necessity [+see also:
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interview: Erwan Le Duc
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by Erwan Le Duc (Directors’ Fortnight 2019), with Elie Wajeman’s A Night Doctor [+see also:
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currently in post-production (Cannes Film Festival Official Selection 2020 – due for release on 20 January 2021). Meanwhile, distinctive titles in Année Zéro’s filmography include Les amours d’Anaïs by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet (in post-production – read our article) and 40-Love [+see also:
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by Stéphane Demoustier.

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(Translated from French)

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