• Party Girl to open UCR - Cannes 2014 – Un Certain Regard
The job of opening the Un Certain Regard official selection at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival (14-25 May 2014) will be entrusted to a French feature debut: Party Girl (read the article).D...
By
Fabien Lemercier

11 Apr 2014 - 12:09 AM  UPDATED 11 Apr 2014 - 9:46 AM

The job of opening the Un Certain Regard official selection at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival (14-25 May 2014) will be entrusted to a French feature debut: Party Girl.

Directed by the trio Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, the film was produced by Elzévir Films, pre-purchased by Canal+, and backed by an advance on receipts from the CNC, the Lorraine region, the Urban Community of Strasbourg and Soficinéma. Distribution in France and international sales will be headed by Pyramide.

Party Girl shows the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying, but now as the senior member on staff, feels she has reached the end of the line. On an impulse, she agrees to marry her regular client, Michel. The film is a portrait of a free woman who has chosen to live on the margins of conventional society, and delves deep into a France that is often underrepresented. With total realism, the lead role is played by the real-life Angélique.

The full Cannes official selection will be unveiled on Thursday 17 April at 11 am in Paris.

Translated from French

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