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Swann Arlaud to lead the cast of Maintenant

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- The actor will be flanked by Sarah Adler and Djibril Cissé in Philippe Petit’s film, an Envie de Tempête production sold by Pyramide which is due to be shot in June

Swann Arlaud to lead the cast of Maintenant
Actor Swann Arlaud

8 June will see the first clapperboard slam on Maintenant (working title), the 4th feature film (but his first fiction feature officially approved) by eclectic director Philippe Petit after Insouciants, Danger Dave (screened in San Sebastian’s 2014 Savage Cinema section) and the documentary Cerveaux (now in post-production). Also an actor (soon to be seen in Undercover), an editor and, on occasion, a director of photography, the filmmaker will be staying behind the camera for his latest opus, having gathered together a cast composed of Swann Arlaud (the winner of 2018’s Best Actor César via Bloody Milk [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Hubert Charuel
film profile
]
and 2020’s Best Supporting Role César for By The Grace of God [+see also:
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Q&A: François Ozon
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]
, whom we’ll also be seeing in À propos de Joan on 3 November and in next year’s L’établi), Sarah Adler (nominated for 2004’s Best Actress European Film Award via Our Music, likewise well-received in The Cakemaker [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ofir Raul Graizer
film profile
]
and Foxtrot [+see also:
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interview: Samuel Maoz
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]
), former footballer Djibril Cissé, Grégoire Oestermann and Lee Fortuné-Petit.

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Penned by Philippe Petit in collaboration with Marcia Romano (nominated for the 2016 Best Original Screenplay César thanks to Standing Tall [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
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]
), Laurette Polmanss (nominated for the 2016 Best Screenplay Lumières award for Summertime [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
) and Mathieu Robin (Grown Ups [+see also:
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), the story revolves around Max who is working on an entry for an architecture and landscaping competition for the city of Marseille. He feels confident, his project is bold but is something of a forerunner. The oral exam goes well. The town square garden finally begins to take shape, bringing radical change for the locals, but also for Max whose career is dangerously close to stagnation…

Produced by Frédéric Dubreuil on behalf of Envie de Tempête Productions, Maintenant benefits from an advance on receipts from the CNC, as well as the support of France’s Sud region, the SOFICA companies Cinéaxe and Cinéventure, and Procirep & Angoa. The five-week film shoot will unfold from 8 June to 9 July in Marseille, with Pierre-Hubert Martin heading up photography and Christophe Couzon set design. Distribution in France and international sales will both be managed by Pyramide.

For the record, works currently in post-production with Envie de Tempête Productions include Cerveaux by Philippe Petit, Les Braves by Sébastien Betbeder (read our article) and the documentary À demain mon amour by Basile Carré-Agostini.

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(Translated from French)

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