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Les Films d'Ici gets behind Valerio Mieli

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- The French outfit is co-producing Ricordi?, which is currently being shot and will be sold by Le Pacte; it will also produce the Italian director’s next film

Les Films d'Ici gets behind Valerio Mieli
Director Valerio Mieli

Paris-based company Les Films d'Ici – the extremely contented co-producer of Fire at Sea [+see also:
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by Gianfranco Rosi, winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin and the Italian candidate in the race for the upcoming Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film – is again investing in Italian cinema, as it is co-producing Ricordi? [+see also:
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, the second feature by Valerio Mieli (who rose to fame in the Venice Days in 2009 with Ten Winters [+see also:
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interview: Michele Riondino - actor
interview: Valerio Mieli
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), which is currently being shot. In addition, it will serve as executive producer on the subsequent film by the director, Les Filles du temps (lit. “The Girls of Time” – working title). 

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Ricordi?, the shoot for which got under way in Rome on 7 November, is toplined by Luca Marinelli (winner of the David di Donatello Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
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, nominated for the David for Best Actor in 2013 and 2016 for Every Blessed Day [+see also:
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and Don’t Be Bad [+see also:
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) and Linda Caridi (who turned heads recently in Lea [+see also:
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by Marco Tullio Giordana). Produced by Angelo Barbagallo for BiBi Film and by Laure Briand for Les Films d'Ici, the feature (the screenplay for which was written by the director) will tell a long, grand love story by means of memories, distorted to a greater or lesser extent by emotions, the passing of time and the differing points of view of the two young characters. Backed by Rai Cinema, the new Lazio region fund intended to support international co-productions, and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBACT), Ricordi? will be released in France and sold overseas by Le Pacte, the company owned by Jean Labadie, which is also once again showing its interest in Italian productions (an affinity that is most obvious through the co-production and French distribution of films by Nanni Moretti and Matteo Garrone).

Les Films d'Ici has every confidence in the future career of Valerio Mieli, as it will also serve as executive producer on his subsequent film, Les Filles du temps, which will be shot entirely in Paris. A majority French production with Rome-based outfit Partner Media Investment, the project has already secured backing from the development support fund for the co-production of French-Italian cinematic works, helmed by the CNC and MiBACT. In addition, Laure Briand is also in negotiations to co-produce other films with Italy, partnering up with the regional funds of Piedmont and Apulia.

For the record, Les films d'Ici will release Le Gang des Antillais [+see also:
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by Jean-Claude Barny in French theatres on 30 November (via Happiness Distribution), the documentary Between Fences [+see also:
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by Avi Mograbi on 11 January (distributed by Météore Films) and Orphan [+see also:
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by Arnaud des Pallières on 5 April (popular at Toronto and San Sebastián – distributed by Le Pacte). One of its titles that really stands out in post-production is Par instinct by Nathalie Marchak (starring Alexandra Lamy and Brontis Jodorowsky – read the article – set to be released in France on 6 September 2017, courtesy of Version Originale/Condor).

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(Translated from French)

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