A lit­tle French can-do in Ire­land

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The Queen.

“I wanted to Just as the Ir­ish film in­dus­try flocks to Cannes on its an­nual pil­grim­age (close on 200 Ir­ish del­e­gates will be here over the week­end) French wri­ter­di­rec­tor Agnès Mer­let, who made the Golden Globenom­i­nated Artemisia (1998), is pre­par­ing to shoot her new film in Wick­low and Gal­way over the next two months. Dorothy Mills, a psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller, deals with a dis­turbed young wo­man sus­pected of as­sault­ing a baby in a rural vil­lage.

Carice von Houten, the spir­ited star of Black Book, will play the psy­chi­a­trist on the case, and the rest of the cast will be an­nounced shortly. James Flynn of Ir­ish com­pany Oc­tagon Films is co-pro­duc­ing it with Paris-based Fidél­ité Films.

Mean­while, at the Salerno Film Fes­ti­val in Italy last week­end, Ir­ish writer-di­rec­tor David Glee­son col­lected the best film award for his Dublin thriller, The Front Line, which went on Ir­ish re­lease last au­tumn.

Mr Bean keeps the cam­eras rolling for the Brits

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