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IFC continues Cannes buying frenzy – picks up Tedeschi’s ‘Actresses’

Winner of the Special Jury Prize in the Cannes' Un Certain Regard section, actress turned part time director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's sophomore feature Actresses has been picked up by the folks at IFC for a 2008 release. The film was showcased during the current 45th New York Film Festival.

Starring the solid cast of Louis Garrel, Noémie Lvovsky, Valeria Golino, Mathieu Amalric, Laetitia Spigarelli and Tedeschi herself – this tells the story of Marceline, a theatre actress, is forty and still single and childless. She begins rehearsals for Turgenev’s play “A month in the country” where Marceline is about to become Natalia Petrovna. The writer, fascinated by the actress’ talent, promises he'll make her a princess on stage but things don't go to plan…

Tedeschi is more recently known for starring in a pair of Francois Ozon films – 5×2 offered a tremondous dramatic performance from the thesp. In 03', she directed It's Easier for a Camel…

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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