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Kacey Mottet Klein and Anamaria Vartolomei to top the bill in Just Kids

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- The highly talented duo will lead the cast of the new film by Christophe Blanc, a Blue Monday production sold by Be For Films, with shooting scheduled to start at the end of July

Kacey Mottet Klein and Anamaria Vartolomei to top the bill in Just Kids
Actors Kacey Mottet Klein and Anamaria Vartolomei

On 30 July, film crews will set up shop in Grenoble to begin shooting Just Kids, the 3rd full-length film by Christophe Blanc, after Une femme d’extérieur (2000) and Blanc comme neige [+see also:
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(2010). Standing out among the film’s cast are Swiss actress Kacey Mottet Klein (the European Film Promotion’s Shooting Star in 2016, nominated for the “best hope” Cesar in 2013 and 2017 for L’Enfant d’en haut [+see also:
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interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Ursula Meier
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and Quand on a 17 ans [+see also:
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Q&A: André Téchiné
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
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respectively, but also well-received in Keeper [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Senez ­
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
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and in Comme des rois [+see also:
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among other works, and soon to be seen in Continuer by Joachim Lafosse and L’Adieu à la nuit by André Téchiné), French-Romanian actress Anamaria Vartolomei (nominated in the “most promising actress” category at the Lumières Awards in 2012 for My Little Princess [+see also:
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, recently at her best in The Sower [+see also:
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and in The Royal Exchange [+see also:
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), Yves Caumon (the filmmaker stepping out from behind the camera on this occasion) and the seasoned actor Jean-François Stévenin (nominated in 1983 for the best supporting role Cesar, and honoured just last week with the Jean Vigo Award, in celebration of his entire body of work thus far).

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Written by Christophe Blanc in collaboration with Béryl Peillard, the plot can be summarised in just a few words: having lost both their parents, Jack, 19 years old, Lisa, 17, and Mathis, 10 years old, are forced to go it alone…

Produced by Bertrand Gore for Blue Monday Productions, Just Kids is co-produced by Swiss outfit P.S. Productions (Xavier Grin), by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma and by RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse). Having been pre-purchased by Ciné+ with support mainly in the form of an advance on earnings by CNC, the OFC, the PACA region (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur), Sofica Indéfilms and Cinéforom, this full-length film will be filmed over a period of seven weeks (with Noé Bach directing photography), starting in Grenoble, and moving down to the South of France and Spain. Distribution in France will be managed by Rezo Films, and international sales by Be For Films

For information, Blue Monday Productions recently produced Montparnasse Bienvenue [+see also:
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interview: Léonor Serraille
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by Léonor Serraille (winner of the Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival 2017), Lola Pater [+see also:
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by Nadir Moknèche (unveiled last year on the Piazza Grande at the Locarno Film Festival) and As I Open My Eyes [+see also:
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interview: Leyla Bouzid
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by Leyla Bouzid (winner of the Europa Cinemas Label award and the Audience Award at the Giornate degli Autori Festival in 2015).

(Translated from French)

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