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Laure Calamy and Zita Hanrot star in Blandine Lenoir’s Annie Colère

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- The film will be shooting in June, with a cast also including Laurent Stocker, India Hair and Pascale Arbillot. An Aurora Films and Local Films production sold by Indie Sales

Laure Calamy and Zita Hanrot star in Blandine Lenoir’s Annie Colère
Actresses Laure Calamy and Zita Hanrot

In mid-June will begin in Île-de-France the shoot for Annie Colère, the third feature film by Blandine Lenoir after Zouzou [+see also:
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(2014) and Fifty Springtimes [+see also:
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(2017). In the cast, the director is working for the third time with Laure Calamy (winner of the 2021 César award for Best Actress for My Donkey, My Lover & I [+see also:
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, nominated for the 2018 and 2020 César award for Best Supporting Actress for Ava [+see also:
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and Only the Animals [+see also:
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, well-received in the series Call my Agent! and to be seen in 2021-2022 in Une femme du monde, Être en mouvement and L’origine du mal) who will be flanked by Zita Hanrot (winner of the 2016 César award for Most Promising Actress for Fatima [+see also:
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, and a stand out in The Party's Over [+see also:
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among other titles; soon in cinemas in Red Soil [+see also:
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and currently filming L’échappée belle).

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Also in the cast are Laurent Stocker (soon in cinemas in The Big Hit and Goliath), India Hair (soon in Mandibles [+see also:
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, Une jeune fille qui va bien and La Ligne) and Pascale Arbillot.

Written by Blandine Lenoir and Axelle Ropert, the script centres on a worker who accidentally becomes pregnant and finds herself involved in the fight for the legalisation of abortion. The year is 1974 and this fight will give her life a new meaning…

Produced by Charlotte Vincent for Aurora Films and Nicolas Brevière for Local FilmsAnnie Colère will be co-produced by France 3 Cinéma. Also pre-bought by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature benefits from the support of, among others, the Île-de-France region (where filming will take place from mid-June to late July). French distribution will be handled by Diaphana and international sales by Indie Sales.

For the record, Aurora Films is currently behind several projects in post-production, including Petite Solange by Axelle Ropert (read the article). Standing out in its recent filmography are If It Were Love [+see also:
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by Patric Chiha (which played in the 2020 Berlinale’s Panorama section), Diamond Island [+see also:
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by Davy Chou (2016 Cannes Critics’ Week) and Heavent Sent [+see also:
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by Wissam Charaf (2016 Cannes ACID), three filmmakers whose next feature projects are being developed by the Paris-based company.

Local Films unveiled last moth, in the 71st Berlinale’s Encounters competition, Azor [+see also:
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 by Swiss director Andreas Fontana (MUBI has acquired all rights in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Italy, India and Turkey) and has also produced recently Paradise [+see also:
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by Paul Manate and two films by Jean-Gabriel PériotSummer Lights [+see also:
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 (presented in the New Directors section at San Sebastián in 2016) and the documentary A German Youth [+see also:
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 (screened in Panorama Dokumente at the 2015 Berlinale, awarded at Visions du Réel the same year and nominated for the César Award in its respective category in 2016).

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(Translated from French)

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