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Covid-19: the shooting of Émilie Frèche’s first film postponed after turning into a cluster


The novelist was shooting in the city of Briançon her first film entitled In an ideal world. She had to stop because, according to information from the French movie, more than twenty people from the team were infected.

The film crew was in Briançon at the beginning of October for five weeks of filming.  Interrupted in the middle of the month, the filming of the feature film should resume in the spring of 2021.
The film crew was in Briançon at the beginning of October for five weeks of filming. Interrupted in the middle of the month, the filming of the feature film should resume in the spring of 2021. PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP

Even with many sanitary measures, the danger exists. The novelist Émilie Frèche paid the price. According to information from the professional weekly, French Film, the shooting of his first feature film In an ideal world was postponed to the spring. The reason ? A cluster appeared during the filming in mid-October, contaminating more than twenty people from the team on site.

Produced by Chapka Films, In an ideal world stages Benjamin Lavernhe of the Comédie-Française and Julia Piaton in a still unknown plot. According to dici.fr, the team was in Briançon at the beginning of October for five weeks of filming. Following this contamination, it should not resume in the Hautes-Alpes sub-prefecture until spring 2021.

Since May, new health rules have been introduced to prevent this kind of incident during filming. Wearing a mask outside the stages is compulsory, for example, and all protective equipment must be provided in sufficient number. For the rest, the CCHSCT for film production has drawn up a guide with a large number of recommendations and few obligations.

These rules, used all over the world, have allowed many productions to resume work in the field. But there is no such thing as zero risk, filming Batman had for example been arrested after Robert Pattinson tested positive for the coronavirus. In France, the filming of series such as Candice Renoir or The Crimson Rivers were also temporarily suspended in October.

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