Les Pires is on the way to Cannes

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– The first feature film by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret, produced by Les Films Velvet and sold by Pyramide, will have its world premiere on the Croisette, at Un Certain Regard

Les Pires is on the way to Cannes

Directors Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret

It’s a beautiful return to Cannes for young French filmmakers Lise Akok Y Roman Gueretwho had presented his first (and only) short film at the 2016 Directors’ Fortnight, entitled royal hunt (nominated for the César award 2017 and winner in Clermont-Ferrand and Colcoa). The directorial duo (who were also behind the web series What do you prefer for Arte, presented at Sundance 2021) continues its rapid rise by entering directly into the Official Selection of the 75 cannes film festival (May 17 – 28) with his first feature film, the worst, which will have its world premiere at Un Certain Regard.

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Written by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret in collaboration with elenore gurrey, the script focuses on a group of teenagers from the street cast of their neighborhood and selected to star in a feature film during the summer. The film tells the story of this shoot and the connections that will be formed during it.

Among the actors are the Belgians Johan Heldenberg (nominated for the 2013 Europan Film Award for Best Actor for the broken circle decomposed [+see also:
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), Matthias Jacquin, Mallory Waneques Y Loic Pech.

Produced by Frederic Jouve Y Marina Alaric for the velvet movies (already a partner in the directors’ short film), the worst was co-produced by France 3 Cinema. pre-purchased by Channel+, Cinema+ Y televisions in Francethe feature film has also benefited from the support of the advance payment of receipts from the CNC, Pictanovo (the Hauts-de-France region where filming took place) and Cinémage Sofica. The cinematographer of the film is eric dumont (the measure of a man [+see also:
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). French distribution and international sales are handled by Pyramid.

For the record, Les Films Velvet also have in post-production other people’s children for rebeca zlotowski and three feature films produced with Baxter Films: the call of duty for Hugo P Thomas (read our Article), The survivors for William Renuson (news) Y year of the shark for Ludovic and Zoran Boucherma (Article).

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(Translated from French)

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