Ardavan Safaee
Vincent Bousserez
France
2022

Pathé

Ardavan
Safaee

President

Safaee’s decision to fully finance and executive produce Sian Heder’s “CODA” proved to be a good one. The tearjerker entered 2022 as an awards-season favorite and went on to win three Oscars, including best picture and best supporting actor  for Troy Kotsur. He subsequently assembled one of Pathé’s most ambitious movie slates in recent decades, with production costs upwards of $200 million, highlighted by director Martin Bourboulon’s $75 million big-screen take on Alexandre Dumas’ classic “The Three Musketeers,” set to release in two parts, “D’Artagnan” and “Milady,” in April and December 2023. Among the high-profile Pathé films due in 2023 are Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Limonov” and Matteo Garonne’s “Capitano.”Also this year, with an eye on the long term, he launched the French film giant’s TV department, which has already set two series with a major streamer.   

Career

  • France Télévisions
  • Pathé
  • Bonne Pioche

Education

  • Lund University (France)
  • ESCP Business School (Europe)

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‘The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan:’ Trailer, Official Poster Unveiled by Pathe, Chapter 2 (EXCLUSIVE)

‘The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan:’ Trailer, Official Poster Unveiled by Pathe, Chapter 2 (EXCLUSIVE)

Pathé and Chapter 2 have unveiled the official poster and international teaser trailer for "The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan," the first film of a two-part epic saga starring François Civil, Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Pio Marmaï and Eva Green. The adventure film, which has already been sold by Pathé in most major territories around the world, is directed by Martin Bourboulon ("Eiffel"). Also starring Vicky Krieps, Lyna Khoudri, Louis Garrel, and Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, "The Three Musketeers" was written by Matthieu Delaporte...

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