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May 2012
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As previously announced Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and producer Alexandre Mallet-Guy were awarded Media prize of the European Union earlier today for their upcoming project. I haven’t been able to find an extensive report about it but here are bits and pieces I found:

“I’m very pleased that Marion Cotillard has joined us in this amazing adventure,” Mallet-Guy said in an exclusive announcement with French film trade Le FilmFrançais. Details of the storyline are under wraps while Farhadi finalises the script. Mallet-Guy revealed, however, that the film will be an emotional social thriller in the vein of A Separation, with multiple twists aimed at keeping the audience in suspense from the first frame to the last. (ScreenDaily).

Tahar Rahim is confirmed as co-star and an Iranian actor, whose deal is still being finalized, will also join the cast (Variety).

It will be filmed next fall in Paris and the suburbs. The release is planned for Spring 2013 (Le Figaro).

Farhadi didn’t provide any more details. He said that “when asked about a film that has already been made I haven’t much to say. But I now realize it’s even harder to talk about a film that hasn’t even been made yet.” (Yahoo).

“Marion Cotillard accepted the part in my next film at our first meeting. My script will be finalized the day before shooting starts. Afterwards not a line will be changed” (EcranNoir 1, 2).

“She is one of the few actresses who can express complex emotions” (

  • Brett
    Posted on May 21, 2012

    Cool. What language will the film be in, French?

  • Mia
    Posted on May 21, 2012

    yes, it will be in French (according to Variety & Le Figaro).

  • Jennifer
    Posted on May 21, 2012

    This is great news. I’m always more thrilled and excited about Marion’s french films, more so than her Hollywood ones (lol)

  • Pushpak
    Posted on May 23, 2012

    Looks like she’s going to being a part of a Cannes documentary too.

  • Mia
    Posted on May 25, 2012

    According to Paris Match she refused to participate…. Though they were pictured together. I guess we’ll have to wait to find out.

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