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Sara Forestier and Noémie Lvovsky to reunite in La Frontière by Frédéric Fonteyne

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- The Belgian director is due to start shooting his fifth feature film in spring, which follows the lives of three women in France and Belgium

Sara Forestier and Noémie Lvovsky to reunite in La Frontière by Frédéric Fonteyne
Actresses Sara Forestier and Noémie Lvovsky

Frederic Fonteyne will start shooting his fifth feature film, La Frontière, this spring, a story about women starring Sara Forestier, Annabelle Lengronne and Noémie Lvovsky

La Frontière (lit. "The Border") tells the story of three women during a scorching hot summer in the north of France and Belgium. Axelle, Conso and Dominic have nothing in common except that they are colleagues and that together, every day, they cross a border. On one side of the border, in Roubaix, they live dignified lives, while on the other, in Belgium, they prostitute themselves. It's their little secret, their double life. At the end of summer, when a storm finally descends, these three women will enter into solidarity, as one might join the resistance. They will share a new secret that will bind them together forever.

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This is the fifth feature by Frédéric Fonteyne, to whom we also owe Max et Bobo, A Pornographic Affair, Gilles' Wife [+see also:
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and Tango Libre [+see also:
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. Anne Paulicevich has written the screenplay, having also previously written the screenplay for Tango Libre. Starring in the film are two actresses-cum-directors, Sara Forestier, whose first feature film, M [+see also:
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, was released last autumn, and Noémie Lvovsky (Tomorrow and Thereafter [+see also:
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, Camille Rewinds [+see also:
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, Feelings), alongside whom we find the young actress Annabelle Lengronne, discovered in Les Kaïra [+see also:
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in 2012, and also seen recently in Mercuriales [+see also:
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and La Fine Équipe [+see also:
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.

The film, which will be shot from 18 April to 25 May between Brussels and Metz, was produced by Versus Production (a first-time collaboration with the director) and co-produced by Les Films du Poisson in France and Prime Time in Flanders, with support from the CCA, VAF, MEDIA, and the Grand Est region. International sales are being handled by Be For Film, while French distribution is being handled by KMBO and Belgium distribution by O'Brother Distribution.

(Translated from French)

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