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PRODUCTION / FUNDING France / Belgium

End of shooting in sight for En attendant Bojangles

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- Régis Roinsard’s film stars Virginie Efira, Romain Duris, Grégory Gadebois and Solan Machado-Graner; it is being produced by Curiosa and JPG, and will be sold by StudioCanal

End of shooting in sight for En attendant Bojangles
Actors Virginie Efira, Romain Duris and Grégory Gadebois

After having kicked off on 14 January, the shoot for En attendant Bojangles (lit. “Waiting for Bojangles”) by Régis Roinsard will wrap on 13 March. The third feature by the filmmaker, following Populaire [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
(1.16 million admissions in France and five nominations for the 2013 César Awards, in the categories of Best First Film, Best Cinematography, Best Set Design, Best Costumes and Best Music) and The Translators [+see also:
trailer
interview: Régis Roinsard
film profile
]
(which came out in France on 29 January), stars Belgium’s Virginie Efira (popular at Cannes last year in Sibyl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Justine Triet
film profile
]
and at Berlin more recently in Night Shift [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Anne Fontaine
film profile
]
; also due to grace screens later this year in Blessed Virgin, Bye Bye Morons and Madeleine Collins), Romain Duris (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2019 for Our Struggles [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Guillaume Senez
film profile
]
; set to hit theatres in 2021, in Eiffel), Grégory Gadebois (recently nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2020 for An Officer and a Spy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; giving an excellent performance in Night Shift, which will be distributed from 1 April) and the young Solan Machado-Graner.

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An adaptation of Olivier Bourdeaut’s novel of the same name by the director and Romain Compingt (nominated for the César Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2017 for Divines [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Houda Benyamina
film profile
]
), the story revolves around Camille and Georges, who are dancing to Mr Bojangles by Nina Simone. Their love is a dizzying rollercoaster ride, a never-ending party. As far as they are concerned, life only involves pleasure, whimsy and friends. One day, unpredictable will-o’-the-wisp Camille goes too far. Georges and Gary, their children, will do everything in their power to prevent the inevitable so that the partying and the loving can go on, whatever the cost…

Produced by Olivier Delbosc for Curiosa Films and by Jean-Pierre Guérin for JPG Films, En attendant Bojangles is being co-produced by France 2 Cinéma, Orange Studio, StudioCanal and Belgian outfit Umedia. The film, which has been pre-purchased by France 2 and Canal+, was shot in Paris, the Ile-de-France region and Juan-les-Pins. StudioCanal will take care of the French distribution and is overseeing the international sales.

As a reminder, Curiosa Films has Lost Illusions by Xavier Giannoli, Le Quai de Ouistreham by Emmanuel Carrère (see the article), Profession du père by Jean-Pierre Améris (see the article), and the comedies Do You Do Saint-Tropez by Nicolas Benamou and Hommes au bord de la crise de nerfs by Audrey Dana in post-production. For its part, JPG Fims is poised to release The Case by Bernard Stora (see the article).

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(Translated from French)

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