My Old Lady, Israel Horowitz's new « dramedy », is currently playing in american theatres, soon to be released in the UK (21 november 2014).
The film is distributed in
Canada and the United States by Cohen
Media Group and in the United Kingdom by
Artificial Eye. It was produced by
BBC Films and Deux chevaux
Films. French servicing production was
Full Dawa in collaboration with
The Ile-de-France Film Commission
and Paris Film. It
benefited from the Tax rebate for
The film was shot in France in autumn 2013 and
stars Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott
Thomas, Kevin Kline and the
French actor Dominique Pinon. The
famous 75 years old playwright, Israel
Horowitz, tells here the story of Mathias, a
down-and-out New Yorker, who suddenly
inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with
an unexpected resident, an old woman named
Mathilde who lives with her daughter Chloé. The
trio will connect in unexpected ways.
The film features famous Parisian streets such
as “rue des des Francs-Bourgeois” and “rue de
Sévigné” and many scenes were also shot in “La
Manufacture des Gobelins”. Israel Horowitz is
one of many film director, among whom Woody
Allen or Whit Stillman (also beneficiaries of the
TRIP), who decided to shot in Paris
during the last few years with the intention to
“write a love letter to France”.
The Cosmopolitans, Whit Stillman's new series set in Paris, has been released on Amazon website.
"I would say overall
it was a dream. Nicest
and best crew – as nice and good a crew as any
I've ever worked with. It was ideal." declared
Whit Stillman, reminiscing about his
perfect shoot in Paris.
The director of Metropolitan and the
Last Days of Disco seems delighted
with his last spring Paris shoot of The
Cosmopolitans pilot, produced in
France by Firstep. The pilot was financed by
Amazon with the Tax rebate for
international production supports (TRIP)
and released on Amazon website on August
28th. The show follows a group of young
American searching for love and friendship in
Paris. The film displays the same humor and wit
as Stillman's previous films.
“I had so many stories set in Paris. Prior to
that, when I had spoken to companies about
these stories, they said, we like this, but you
have to move this to New York - we can't do
this story in Paris. This is the first thing I've
done since Metropolitan where I feel I really
know the milieu, I'm really dealing with things I
know about.” Expressed Whit Stillman
who lived in Paris for a long time. Film
France is looking forward to the greenlight for
the whole series that could enter in production
again this fall.
Sources for the quotes of Mr Stillman:
Stars from Mumbai celebrate the end of the 16-day-film-shoot of TAMASHA.
Directed by Imtiaz Ali, starring
Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika
Padukone, TAMASHA is the first
Indian film to get the TRIP and spends more that
1M€ on eligible expenses in France. Corsica Film
Office assisted the production services company
"ifilmfrance" to organize the shoot in Corsica.
The film shot in the picturesque towns of Bastia,
Bonifacio and Calvi and one dance scene was
filmed on a town square with more than 570 local
extras! Composer A.R. Rahman wrote
songs that mixed the polyphonic & traditional
music of Corsica with Indian film music.
Film France is looking forward to seeing the result
on the big screen!
A Young Indian girl finds herself in big trouble
when she loses her bag full of possessions in the
French island of Corsica. No one but this young
backpacker from the same country understands
her position. He helps her, he is kind to her. They
have to stick together till she receives her new
passport and some money. However like all good
times this has to come to an end too eventually.
She says goodbye and leaves Corsica behind but
his memory never quite escapes her... Four years
on she tries to find him. He's not the same person
anymore. What will happen remains to be seen.
France offers many different incentives to foreign
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or series. If you need to know more about the
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(TAX REBATE FOR INTERNATIONAL
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