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It takes a village to raise a…: Hafsia Herzi & Moussa Mansaly Topline Stéphane Demoustier’s “Borgo”

It takes a village to raise a…: Hafsia Herzi & Moussa Mansaly Topline Stéphane Demoustier’s “Borgo”

Venice’s Critics’ Week, Berlinale and Locarno filmmaker Stéphane Demoustier is set to begin production on his fourth feature film which will film in May on the island of Corsica. There appears to have been a change in location as the initial title was “Ibiza.” We’ve yet to get a logline on Borgo but we found out a bit late in the casting process that Hafsia Herzi and the less known Moussa Mansaly will topline the project. Demoustier’s last film the courtroom thriller The Girl with a Bracelet (read review) “offers a surprising amount of jealousy and sexuality lurks beneath the façade of normalcy between two teen girls which makes for gripping melodrama in an oft-acrimonious courtroom drama.” Borgo is produced by Petit Film and France 3 Cinéma.

Herzi as we know as quickly mounted her career as a filmmaker hitting the Cannes Film Festival twice, first with Tu mérites un amour (2019) and Bonne mère (2021) and she is slowly setting up shop for her third feature titled, The Youngest Daughter. Fellow Tunisian-French Saïd Ben Saïd will likely produce that project as well.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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