Jan 18 2011

ARP greenlights ‘Vie d’une autre’

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SOURCE: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118030119?refCatId=13
By JOHN HOPEWELL, ELSA KESLASSY

ARP greenlights ‘Vie d’une autre’
Sylvie Testud’s debut stars Mathieu Kassovitz, Juliette Binoche

PARIS — ARP Selection has greenlit thesp Sylvie Testud’s directorial debut “La Vie d’une autre,” a dramedy toplining Mathieu Kassovitz and Juliette Binoche.
The $6.5 million pic tells the Proustian tale of a young woman who’s falls in love, then wakes up a decade later, the mother of a young boy and on the verge of a divorce. She sets out to save her marriage. Testud penned the script, based on the novel by Frederique Deghelt.

ARP’s Michele Halberstadt and Laurent Petin produce, alongside Emmanuel Jacquelin. Pic will start shooting in April in Paris, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Testud, who recently won best actress at the European Film Awards for her role in Jessica Hausner’s “Lourdes,” has just wrapped the shoot of psychological thriller “The Night Clerk.”

Halberstadt has worked with Testud on a number of occasions, notably as co-writer and producer of “Murderous Maids,” which Testud toplined, winning a Cesar for most promising newcomer.

ARP will distrib the pic in France. Kinology reps it in international markets.

ARP is also on board to produce and distribute the feature debut of another thesp-turned-helmer, Fred Proust’s “Les Vieux cons.”

Pic, a comedy starring popular French thesp Francois Berleand as an immature senior, will lense this summer in France.

Another highlight on ARP’s slate is Francois Cluzet starrer “Mon pere est femme de menage,” which is directed by novelist and first-time helmer Saphia Azzeddine.

Adapted from her book, the family dramedy centers on a 16-year-old boy’s relationship with his father, who works has a housekeeper.

Pic will world preem at the Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival, which kicks off on Jan. 18.

ARP is also co-producing Paolo Sorrentino’s “This Must Be the Place,” which toplines Sean Penn, and Ari Folman’s “The Congress,” his follow up to “Waltz with Bashir.”

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SOURCE: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118030119?refCatId=13
By JOHN HOPEWELL, ELSA KESLASSY

ARP greenlights ‘Vie d’une autre’
Sylvie Testud’s debut stars Mathieu Kassovitz, Juliette Binoche

PARIS — ARP Selection has greenlit thesp Sylvie Testud’s directorial debut “La Vie d’une autre,” a dramedy toplining Mathieu Kassovitz and Juliette Binoche.
The $6.5 million pic tells the Proustian tale of a young woman who’s falls in love, then wakes up a decade later, the mother of a young boy and on the verge of a divorce. She sets out to save her marriage. Testud penned the script, based on the novel by Frederique Deghelt.

ARP’s Michele Halberstadt and Laurent Petin produce, alongside Emmanuel Jacquelin. Pic will start shooting in April in Paris, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Testud, who recently won best actress at the European Film Awards for her role in Jessica Hausner’s “Lourdes,” has just wrapped the shoot of psychological thriller “The Night Clerk.”

Halberstadt has worked with Testud on a number of occasions, notably as co-writer and producer of “Murderous Maids,” which Testud toplined, winning a Cesar for most promising newcomer.

ARP will distrib the pic in France. Kinology reps it in international markets.

ARP is also on board to produce and distribute the feature debut of another thesp-turned-helmer, Fred Proust’s “Les Vieux cons.”

Pic, a comedy starring popular French thesp Francois Berleand as an immature senior, will lense this summer in France.

Another highlight on ARP’s slate is Francois Cluzet starrer “Mon pere est femme de menage,” which is directed by novelist and first-time helmer Saphia Azzeddine.

Adapted from her book, the family dramedy centers on a 16-year-old boy’s relationship with his father, who works has a housekeeper.

Pic will world preem at the Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival, which kicks off on Jan. 18.

ARP is also co-producing Paolo Sorrentino’s “This Must Be the Place,” which toplines Sean Penn, and Ari Folman’s “The Congress,” his follow up to “Waltz with Bashir.”

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