Magazine article Screen International

Gaumont Launches Valérie Lemercier's Comedy 'Homecoming'

Magazine article Screen International

Gaumont Launches Valérie Lemercier's Comedy 'Homecoming'

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Gaumont has launched sales on Valérie Lemercier's comedy Homecoming about a woman in her 50s who goes through a second youth when a change in professional and personal fortunes forces her to move back in with her parents.

It marks a fifth time in the director's chair for popular French actress Lemercier after comedies including Palais Royal! and The Ultimate Accessory.

Lemercier also stars as the central character of Marie-Francine who has to contend with her over-bearing parents while rebuilding her life.

Edouard Weil's Rectangle Productions is producing the film which began shooting April 20 for delivery in the second half of 2017.

Gaumont has also taken on sales of Serge Hazanavicius's To The Top starring box office draw Kev Adams as a champion snowboarder with aspirations of taking on Mount Everest.

He heads to the French snowboarding Mecca Chamonix where he will have a life-changing encounter with former free-ride champion-turned-mountain guide Pierrick, played by Vincent Elbaz. …

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