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Production wraps on Gilbert’s A Long Way From Home

Production has wrapped on Virginia Gilbert’s A Long Way From Home, a UK-France co-production starring James Fox and Brenda Fricker.

The film, which was shot in Nimes, France from June 18 until mid-July, is produced by Guillaume Benski of France’s Superbe Films and Junyoung Jang of the UK’s February Films.

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The story revolves around a retired couple who move to the south of France, where the husband drifts into a relationship with a much younger woman. The cast also includes Natalie Dormer and Paul Nicholls.

Finance comes from France’s VisVires Capital and two Thai production companies – Triton Film and Krator. In addition to Thai films, Triton has previously co-produced A Stranger In Paradise with LA-based 24/7 FILM, while A Long Way From Home is Krator’s debut feature.

Executive producers on the film include James Jirayuth Sangtaweep (Triton), JB Virawat Dangsubutrau (Krator), Corrado Jay Boccia (24/7 FILM), Mauro Gabriele, François Robey and Luc Giraud (VisVires Capital).

Gilbert was nominated for a BAFTA for her short film Hesitation (2008) and was featured in Screen International’s UK Stars Of Tomorrow in 2008.

Jang says the producers are in talks with sales agents and would like to launch the film in the first half of 2013.

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