James Bort’s Oscar hopeful ‘Rise of a Star’ couldn’t be more timely

Watch out for a review coming of this magnificent short film, that is under Oscar consideration and stars none other than Catherine Deneuve. We think this amazing film is likely to get an Oscar nod.

James Bort’s Rise of Star featuring Catherine Deneuve joins the Oscar race

Director James Bort and Producer Boris Mendza’s beautiful film tackles female empowerment and difficulties women can face in the workplace. This wonderful tale features the iconic Oscar nominated and multi-award winning actress Catherine Deneuve. Rise of A Star has been voted by the Academy, to join the Oscar race and has been selected for the Live Action Short Film shortlist, beating more than one hundred and fifty films.

Emma is about to be a new Ballerina, but something upsets her.  A secret. A secret liable to undermine what she has spent her whole life on.

The legendary actress Catherine Deneuve stars as Mlle Jean and Rise of a  Star is the first short that Ms Deneuve has shot in 25 years. This is the screen debut for the award winning Prima Ballerina Dorothée Gilbert, who stars as the gifted Ballerina Emma. The film also stars Antonia Desplat as Victoire, who is known for her work in Victoria. The choreographer Youri is played by Pierre Deladonchamps, this talented actor won the Most Promising Actor award at the 39th César Awards.

Through their production company Fulldawa Films the Producer’s of Rise of A Star Boris Mendza, Gael Cabouat & David Atrakchi have an impressive slate of over 85 films, including My Old Lady with Kevin Kline & Maggie Smith, Frank & Lola starring Michael Shannon and the Talent Cannes Adami, a film collection in partnership with the Cannes Film Festival for over 25 years. Alongside the trio, Los Angeles based producer Jouri Smit joined Fulldawa Films. Mahdi Lepart created the stunning cinematography.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday 23rd January, 2018.



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