Magazine article Screen International

Party Girl to Open Un Certain Regard

Magazine article Screen International

Party Girl to Open Un Certain Regard

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Debut feature is from co-directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis.

Party Girl, the debut of writer-directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, is to open the Official Selection of Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15.

Produced by Elzévir Films and distributed by Pyramide Films, Party Girl centres on the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old nightclub 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 described as "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". The lead role is played by the real-life Angélique. …

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