Ira Sachs Begins Shooting ‘Passages’ Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos

After going international with the Isabelle Huppert-led Frankie, it looks like American director Ira Sachs is continuing the trend with his next feature. The Love Is Strange and Little Men director has already begun shooting the project, titled Passages, and the cast has been announced today.

The trio of Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, and Adèle Exarchopoulos will lead the project, as revealed by producer Saïd Ben Saïd, who is reteaming with Sachs after Frankie. Erwan Kepoa Falé is also part of the cast, his agency reported earlier this fall. Official plot details haven’t been disclosed, but Sachs did recently discuss the project.

“I’m working on a film called Passages about two men who’ve been together for fifteen years, and one of them has an affair with a woman”, Sachs told Outtake Mag. “It’s an intimacy triangle I’ll hopefully be shooting this year”. Rogowski recently starred in another gay drama, Austria’s Oscar entry Great Freedom, and we eagerly await his collaboration with Sachs.

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Adèle is the muse of the new Paco Rabanne campaign

Paco Rabanne unveils Time Out, the campaign for his fall-winter 2021 collection with the French actress as the muse.

Are you looking for fashion inspiration to flesh out your fall moodboard? The new Paco Rabanne campaign, directed by Albert Moya alongside the house’s artistic director, Julien Dossena, looks like a trailer for an intriguing author’s film. The film’s photography is rich, the shots are poetic and the camera alternates between shots where we see Adèle Exarchopoulos around an estate and in landscapes of the French countryside. Entitled “Time Out”, the FW21 campaign reads like a story that tells of this time between two moments, a transitory journey between before and after. The 27-year-old actress stars in this visual tale: sometimes she seems thoughtful, even captive, sometimes euphoric and free. A whole mood to adopt the “sad girl fall” energy.

In Time Out, we observe the actress of La Vie d’Adèle walking around, thinking and marveling in different glamorous and flamboyant looks from Paco Rabanne’s fall-winter 2021 collection, dressed in a long dress. romantic white with the air of a negligee, a dazzling jeweled sweater or an all-over floral print dress, all accessorized by XXL sets – the XL Link jewelry – and silver and gold 1969 chain bags, iconic of the brand. A campaign and a collection blowing a wind of freedom.

The Paco Rabanne fall-winter collection is available at the Paco Rabanne boutique, at 12 rue Cambon 75001, and on

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Les Aventuriers de Chupacabra: the shooting has started!

CANAL + announces the shooting of LA FLAMME – LES AVENTURIERS DE CHUPACABRA, an Original CANAL + Creation, created and directed by Jonathan Cohen and Jérémie Galan, produced by Entre 2 et 4 and MakingProd (Mediawan).

A whole new season…
Goodbye the villa and hello Chupacabra. In this new season of La Flamme, Marc and 15 other contestants will have to face each other and survive on a desert island. Physical trials, mental manipulations and emotional betrayals will be the ingredients of this tropical cocktail, to be drunk very soon on CANAL +.

A cast at the height of season 1
Filming has just started for a period of two months.This season will notably bring together: Jonathan Cohen, Géraldine Nakache, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Leïla Bekhti, Ana Girardot, Ramzy Bedia, Camille Chamoux, Pierre Niney, Natacha Lindinger, Jonathan Lambert, Kad Merad, Mister V, Laura Felpin, Thomas Scimeca, Jérôme Commandeur, Gérard Darmon, Sébastien Chassagne…

La Flamme – Les Aventuriers de Chupacabra
An Original CANAL + Creation. A series of 9 episodes of 26 minutes. Created by Jonathan Cohen and Jérémie Galan. Written by Jonathan Cohen, Jérémie Galan, Florent Bernard, Freddy Gladieux, David Caviglioli and Hugo Benamozig. Directed by Jonathan Cohen and Jérémie Galan. Produced by Benjamin Bellecour and Jonathan Cohen for Entre 2 et 4, and Stéphane Drouet for MakingProd (Mediawan). Literary direction by Jean-Toussaint Bernard. Adapted from the American series Burning Love based on the original work by Erica Oyama-Marino. Associate producers: Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock. International distribution (world excluding English-speaking territories): STUDIOCANAL.

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Adèle joins the royal cast of ‘Fumer fait tousser’

Quentin Dupieux never stops! After the shooting of Incroyable mais vrai in September, he embarked on that of Fumer fait tousser.

This Thursday, September 9, for his first day of shooting, the one who also calls himself Mr. Oizo when he composes and mixes music, posted on Instagram a photo of a clap indicating the title of his new project: Fumer fait tousser. A feature film that brings together a host of actors well known to the filmmaker, such as Anaïs Demoustier, Adèle Exarchopoulos or Alain Chabat.

Newcomers also join the band for the occasion: Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lacoste and Jérôme Niel, whose madness we can imagine will fit perfectly into the universe of Dupieux. We also count in the cast Oulaya Amamra, Doria Tillier and Julia Faure. The synopsis of the film is still unknown.

Produced by Hugo Sélignac (Mandibules, BAC Nord, Le Chant du Loup) and his company Chi-Fou-Mi, co-produced by Canal Plus, Gaumont and OCS, Fumer fait tousser will be the bird’s tenth film.

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“True Story” returns with new faces

Prime Video’s comedy show will be back soon with six influencers and YouTubers.

True Story will have a season 2. Prime Video France confirmed this on Instagram. In this show premiered in June 2020, celebrities tell incredible and improbable stories that have happened to them to YouTubers and influencers tasked with bringing these anecdotes to life on video.

For the second season, Lena Situations, Bilal Hassani, Emy LTR, Gaëlle Garcia Diaz, Fatou Guinea and Natoo will be at the helm and will listen to the memories of Julien Doré, Isabelle Adjani, Teddy Riner, Pierre Niney, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Tony Parker.

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‘Rien à foutre’ selected for Critics’ Week At Cannes Film Festival

Rien à foutre, Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre’s first feature film, was selected for Critics’ Week, the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, Wallonie Bruxelles Images announced on Monday.

Produced by Wrong Men, with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Cinema and Audiovisual Center, the film follows Cassandre, 26, a flight attendant for a low-cost company. Living from day to day, she goes on flights and parties without tomorrow, faithful to her nickname Tinder: Carpe Diem. An existence without ties, in the form of a headlong rush, which apparently fills her. Until some mishap forces him to reconnect with the world.

Cassandre is played by actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (La Vie d’Adèle, Mandibules). At his side are in particular Alexandre Perrier and the young Belgian actress Mara Taquin (Hors normes, Ennemi public).

Emmanuel Marre, a former student of the Institut des arts de diffusion (IAD), has directed several short and medium-length films which have had very successful festival careers in recent years: Le Petit Chevalier (2011), Le Film de l’été (2017) and especially D’un château l’autre which won the Pardino d’or for best short film at the Locarno Film Festival in 2018, recalls Wallonie Bruxelles Images.

His passage to feature film is done in pairs, with Julie Lecoustre, the script and the production being signed with four hands, underlines the official agency for the promotion of the audio-visual of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation abroad, specifying that Julie Lecoustre had also co-authored D’un château l’autre.

The Cannes Film Festival, canceled last year due to the pandemic and usually held in May, will run exceptionally from July 6 to 17. This is its 74th edition.

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Adèle to play in Emmanuel Marre’s feature debut ‘Carpe Diem’

Director Emmanuel Marre is embarking on his first feature-length adventure with Carpe Diem, the shoot for which kicked off since mid-February. He has enlisted the services of French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (who was in the Palme d’Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour, and was seen more recently in Racer and the JailbirdSibyl and Back Home), who will breathe life into his heroine, 26-year-old Cassandre, an air hostess working for a low-cost airline. She lives one day at a time and parties after each flight with not a care for tomorrow. For her Tinder handle, she’s chosen Carpe Diem because she sees herself reflected in her company’s motto: “The world won’t wait.”

The feature is being shot in two tranches – a month of principal photography in Wallonia and Lanzarote up until mid-March, and then a month of additional filming in Belgium, Lanzarote, Paris and Dubai in June. Flanking Adèle Exarchopoulos are Alexandre Perrier, who is also co-producing the movie, and young Belgian actress Mara Taquin, who appeared recently in The Specials and who will grace screens soon in La Ruche by Christophe Hermans, in addition to various non-professional actors.

The film is being produced in Belgium by Benoît Roland for Wrong Men, which we have to thank for the recent title Lola by Laurent Micheli, and which is working on the upcoming movies by Rachel Lang (Mon Légionnaire) and Leos Carax (Annette). It is being co-produced in France by Kidam. Carpe Diem will be sold overseas by Charades, while Cinéart will distribute it in Belgium and Condor will do likewise in France.

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Adèle Exarchopoulos and Noée Abita for lead actresses in ‘Les cinq diables’

This feature film, directed by Léa Mysius, will have as main actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Noée Abita. The story takes place in a small mountainous town in France around a large lake called ‘Les Cinq Diables’. Shooting is planned for March 2020 in the Paris region and in the Alps.

Synopsis : Vicky, seven, vows to her mother, Joanne, a crazy and exclusive love. They live with Jimmy, Vicky’s father, who is struggling to find his place in the family. Vicky has developed a great sensitivity to smell and manufactures odors which she collects. One day, Julia, her aunt, arrives from prison. This arrival will burst the fused mother-daughter nucleus by bringing back the past in a violent and magical way…

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The short film ‘Cet autre hiver’ shot in Port-La Nouvelle

Last week, many of us were intrigued by intense cinematographic activities, in particular avenue de la mer.

And it was cinema that it was! The Punchline cinema crew chose Port-La Nouvelle and Narbonne to shoot a short film entitled Cet autre hiver, by director Margo Brière-Bordier. We find there the beautiful Madrid artist Lola Dueñas.

The story therefore takes place in a seaside town… Nina (Adèle Exarchopoulos) disembarks behind the wheel of her old vintage car… She has forty-eight hours to meet her mother Lili again, after twenty years of silence. Because she has a choice to make that resonates powerfully in the story she shares with her…

The film’s preview should be shown at the Sea Theater in March 2020.
This short film, available in May 2020, was subsidized by the Occitanie region and the Nation Center for Cinema and Animated Images. A production by Lucas Tothe and Sylvain Lagrillère with the actors Adèle Exarchopoulos, Lola Dueñas and Rabah Loucif.

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‘La Flamme’ : une série qui parodie le Bachelor

Nommée La Flamme, la nouvelle production de Canal+ va parodier l’émission mythique The Bachelor avec un casting XXL.

Avec des scènes devenues emblématiques, comme la cérémonie de sélection des prétendantes où le “gentleman célibataire” offrait des roses à ses favorites pour leur signifier qu’elles continuaient l’aventure, l’émission The Bachelor a su s’ancrer dans l’imaginaire collectif et devenir un véritable objet de pop culture. Diffusé pendant des années à la télévision, le programme de télé-réalité proposait à de jeunes et jolies célibataires de dévoiler la panoplie complète de la séduction pour parvenir à conquérir le cœur d’un bel homme, souvent fortuné et bien sous tous rapports. C’est kitsch, c’est drôle, un peu sexy et léger: quatre éléments qui ont permis à l’émission de devenir culte. Il n’en fallait pas moins pour inspirer Jonathan Cohen.

L’acteur français, qui s’est fait connaître en incarnant Serge le Mytho et qui vient de livrer la géniale Family Business sur Netflix, a annoncé qu’il était en train de tourner une parodie du Bachelor nommée La Flamme… Et le casting est XXL. Au menu, on pourra y retrouver Angèle (qui est décidément partout), mais aussi Adèle Exarchopoulos, Pierre Niney, François Civil, Leïla Bekhti, Florence Foresti, Seth Gueko, Géraldine Nakache… Tous feront partie de l’entourage ou des prétendant(e)s de Jonathan Cohen, qui incarnera Marc, un jeune pilote de ligne beau, riche et intelligent. “La vie lui a tout donné… sauf une co-pilote. Pendant 9 semaines dans une sublime villa, 13 femmes vont s’affronter pour le séduire et tenter d’allumer en lui… LA FLAMME. Alors, armez les toboggans, vérifiez la porte opposée… car Marc et ses prétendantes vont vous emmener au 7ème ciel !”

La série, produite par Canal+, est en cours de tournage, et ce jusqu’au 11 décembre en région parisienne. La date de diffusion n’est donc pas encore annoncée. Adaptée de Burning Love de Ben Stiller où l’on suivait un pompier de 34 ans en quête de l’amour avec un grand A (la série avait également déroulé le tapis rouge à de nombreuses guest stars), cette version française promet d’être décalée à souhait.

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