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Léonor Serraille films Un petit frère

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- Annabelle Lengronne, Stéphane Bak, Ahmed Sylla and Kenzo Sambin are in the cast of the second film by the filmmaker who won the Caméra d’Or in Cannes in 2017, produced by Blue Monday

Léonor Serraille films Un petit frère
Actress Annabelle Lengronne and actors Stéphane Bak and Ahmed Sylla

The first clapperboard slammed yesterday on Un petit frère, the second feature film from Léonor Serraille after Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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(winner of the Caméra d’Or award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival after its premiere in the Un Certain Regard section; nominated for the César, Lumières and Louis-Delluc awards for Best Feature Debut). Standing out in the cast are Annabelle Lengronne (seen in Mercuriales [+see also:
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and Working Girls [+see also:
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, and soon in Hommes au bord de la crise de nerfs and Les femmes du square), Stéphane Bak (briefly seen in Elle [+see also:
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, appreciated in The Mercy of the Jungle [+see also:
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interview: Joël Karekezi
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]
, Roads [+see also:
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and Farewell to the Night [+see also:
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interview: André Téchiné
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, and soon in cinemas heading the cast of Twist à Bamako), Ahmed Sylla (The Climb [+see also:
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) and Kenzo Sambin.

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Written by the director, the script is set in the late 1980s. A woman arrives from Africa and moves to the Paris banlieue with her two sons. From this move to the present day, the film will chart the construction and the deconstruction of an ordinary family…

Produced by Sandra da Fonseca for Blue Monday Productions (with associate producers Bertrand Gore and Nathalie Mesuret), Un petit frère is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma. Pre-bought by France 3, Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature is also supported by the CNC via its advance on receipts and its Images de la diversité fund, by the Île-de-France and Normandy regions (which had also given the project rewriting support), the Gan Foundation Gan for Cinema, and the Soficas Palatine and Cofinova. For the record, the project also benefited from writing support from Ciclic ( Centre-Val de Loire region).

The eight weeks of filming will begin on 2 June in Île-de-France and Normandy with Hélène Louvart (who made a strong impression last year for her work on Never Rarely Sometimes Always [+see also:
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, and was nominated for the 2019 David di Donatello award for Best Cinematography for Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
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) as director of photography. French distribution will be handled by Diaphana.

For the record, Blue Monday Productions currently has in post-production A Story of Love and Desire by Leyla Bouzid (read the article), Little Lesson of Love by Ève Deboise (article) and Broadway by Christos Massalas (article - produced by Greek company Neda Film and co-produced by Romanian company Digital Cube).

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(Translated from French)

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