Aside from its English-language slate, Studiocanal is continuing to bank on upscale French fare. The company will be launching sales on four new French movies, “All Your Faces,” “Toni,” “Strangers by Night” and “A Chance to Win,” during the Rendez-Vous market that French film and TV promotion org Unifrance is hosting this week in Paris.
“All Your Faces,” Jeanne Herry’s follow up to “Pupille,” stars Gilles Lellouche (“The Stronghold”), Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”) and Leila Bekhti (“La Source”). The star-studded drama, produced by two of France’s best-known producers, Chi-Fou-Mi and Tresor Films, revolves around perpetrators and victims of offenses who confront each other under a restorative justice plan.
“Toni,” meanwhile, is directed Nathan Ambrosioni and is headlined by “Call My Agent!” star Camille Cottin. Also produced by Chi-Fou-Mi, “Toni” stars Cottin (“Stillwater,” “House of Gucci”) as a single mother raising her five children and juggling a full-time job. As she helps her children plan their future after graduation, she begins to imagine what her life could be if – for once – she did what she really wanted.
“Strangers by Night” (pictured), meanwhile, is directed by Alex Lutz, who also stars opposite Karin Viard. The romance film, produced by Maneki Films, stars Lutz and Viard as two people who don’t know each other and get into a loud argument in the subway. The fight sparks their mutual attraction, leading them to spend the night together. Lutz previously directed “Guy,” which played at Cannes’ Critics’ Week and went on to earn six Cesar nominations, including best actor, which Lutz won.
“A Chance to Win” is a comedy directed by Philippe Guillard, starring Olivier Marchal. The film, produced by Same Player and Montauk Films, tells the story of two rival villages, whose merciless rivalry comes to a head during the annual rugby match. But this year, a few asylum seekers have challenged the community’s prejudices and joined the team of one of the villages.
Studiocanal’s lineup also includes Gilles De Maistre’s “Autumn and the Black Jaguar,” with Lumi Pollack and Emily Bett Rickards; Ludovic Bernard’s “How to Survive Without Mum”; Quentin Reynaud’s disaster movie “Blaze,” with Lutz and André Dussollier; and the anticipated animated film “Ernest & Celestine, a Trip to Gibberitia,” with Jean-Christophe Roger and Julien Chheng. Other Studiocanal titles include “Farang,” directed by Xavier Gens.