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Robert Guédiguian shoots Et la fête continue

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- The filmmaker returns to Marseille and his favourite cast for his 23rd feature film, produced by Agat Films & Cie and currently filming

Robert Guédiguian shoots Et la fête continue
Director Robert Guédiguian (© Valentine Guédiguian)

After his foray into Mali and the past with Mali Twist [+see also:
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, Robert Guédiguian returns to his favourite city, Marseille, and to the present day for his 23rd feature film, Et la fête continue, filming since 28 March.

The filmmaker reunites his three long time collaborators at the top of his cast: Ariane Ascaride (nominated for the Best Actress César award in 1998, 2003 and 2012; winner of the Volpi Cup for Best Actress in Venice in 2019 for Gloria Mundi [+see also:
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and well received recently in The Heroics [+see also:
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), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (nominated for the Best Actor César award in 1999 and 2008; a highlight in Home Front [+see also:
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and the series The Bureau [+see also:
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) and Gérard Meylan (a standout in Toril [+see also:
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). Also in the cast are other actors familiar from the director’s universe: Lola Naymark (nominated for the Most Promising Actress César and Lumière awards in 2005), Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet (nominated four times for the Most Promising Actor César award between 2004 and 2011), Robinson Stévenin (winner of the Most Promising Actor César award in 2002) and Alice Da Luz (Mali Twist).

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Written by Robert Guédigian and Serge Valetti, the film set in Marseille centres on Rosa, a sixty-year-old who has dedicated her life to both her family and politics with the same sense of sacrifice. Everyone believes that she is unshakable, especially since Rosa is the only one who could secure the alliance of the Left on the eve of a decisive election. She handles it all rather well, until the day when she falls in love with Henri. For the first time, Rosa is afraid to commit. Between the pressure from her political family and her own desire to let go, the dilemma is difficult to bear…

For the record, Robert Guédiguian was selected in Cannes competition in 2002 with Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers, in Berlin in 2005 and 2008 with The Walker of the Champ de Mars and Lady Jane [+see also:
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, in Venise in 2017 with The House by the Sea [+see also:
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and in 2019 with Gloria Mundi, and in San Sebastian with A la place du coeur in 1998 (winner of the Special Jury Prize) and My Father Is an Engineer in 2004. In Cannes, he also presented Army of Crime [+see also:
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out of competition in 2009 and won the Un Certain Regard award in 2011 for The Snows of Kilimanjaro [+see also:
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.

Produced by Marc Bordure and Robert Guédiguian for Agat Films & Cie, Et la fête continue is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma and Italian company BiBi Film. Pre-bought by France Télévisions, Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film is also supported by the Indéfilms, Cinémage, La Banque Postale Image and Sofitvciné Soficas. Filming will last seven weeks, with Pierre Milon as director of photography. French distribution will be handled by Diaphana.

Agat Films & Ex Nihilo will be releasing Mathieu Gérault’s South Sentinel [+see also:
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in French cinemas on 27 April (winner last weekend in Bergamo) and currently has in post-production Forever Young [+see also:
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by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Bowling Saturne [+see also:
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by Patricia Mazuy, Rascals by Jimmy Laporal-Trésor (produced with Spadenews), Amore mio by Guillaume Gouix and La Dernière Reine by Damien Ounouri (read our interview).

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(Translated from French)

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