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PRODUCTION / FUNDING France

Axelle Ropert shooting Petite Solange

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- Jade Springer, Léa Drucker and Philippe Katerine star in this new Aurora Films production, set to be sold by mk2 Films and coming courtesy of the same director as The Apple of My Eye

Axelle Ropert shooting Petite Solange
Actress Léa Drucker and actor Philippe Katerine

Since 26 February, Axelle Ropert has been shooting Petite Solange [+see also:
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, her 4th feature film following on from The Wolberg Family [+see also:
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(unveiled in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight 2009), Miss and the Doctors [+see also:
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(2013) and The Apple of my Eye [+see also:
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(a Locarno competitor in 2016). Starring in the cast of the film is the young actress Jade Springer, alongside Léa Drucker (2019 Best Actress César for Custody [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Legrand
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, and touring cinemas as of 29 April in C’est la vie) and Philippe Katerine (2019 Best Supporting Role César for Sink or Swim [+see also:
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, and whom we’ll be seeing in La Pièce rapportée in the second half of the year).

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Written by the director (who also co-wrote Mrs. Hyde [+see also:
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, Tip Top [+see also:
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and France [+see also:
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by Serge Bozon), the story revolves around 12-year-old Solange, a typical young, modern teenager, full of life and curiosity over the future, but who also has something rather special about her: she’s sentimental to a fault and she adores her parents. One day, the latter argue, get angry and begin to grow apart… Conflict erupts. As the shadow of divorce grows ever sharper, Solange’s world shows signs of cracking. As a result, she worries, reacts, suffers… In short, she continues to believe. It’s the story of a too soft, young teen who longs for the impossible: for love to never end.

Produced by Charlotte Vincent for Aurora Films, Petite Solange has been pre-purchased by Ciné+, and enjoys the support of the SOFICA companies Cinémage and Cinécapital, as well as the Ile-de-France and Pays de la Loire regions where the film is due to be shot, with Sébastien Buchmann (Alice and the Mayor [+see also:
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, Amanda [+see also:
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) heading up photography. Distribution in France will be overseen by Haut et Court whilst international sales are in the hands of mk2 Films.

For the record, Aurora Films’ other works notably include the documentary If It Were Love [+see also:
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by Austria’s Patric Chiha (very recently well received within the Berlinale’s Panorama section and due to be released in France tomorrow via Norte Distribution), a director whose first fiction feature Domaine [+see also:
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(Venice’s Critics’ Week 2009) was also produced by the Paris-based firm, alongside a number of other films unveiled in Cannes: Heaven Sent [+see also:
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by Wissam Charaf (ACID line-up 2016), Diamond Island [+see also:
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by Davy Chou (Critics’ Week 2016), Sur la planche [+see also:
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by Leila Kilani (Directors’ Fortnight 2011) and The Wound [+see also:
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by Nicolas Klotz (Directors’ Fortnight 2004).

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(Translated from French)

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