The CNC funds L'Homme que l'on aimait trop by André Téchiné
by Fabien Lemercier
- An advance on receipts also goes to Céline Sciamma, Sophie Letourneur, Réné Féret, Cédric Kahn and Christophe Honoré
Six feature film projects were selected by the second session 2013 of the second college for advances on receipts awarded by the CNC. Amongst them, L'Homme que l'on aimait trop stands out by André Téchiné (photo – selected six times in competition in Cannes between 1979 and 2003, once in Venice in 2001, twice in Berlin in 2005 and 2007), whose filming should begin very soon in the South of France with Catherine Deneuve (who will be working for the sixth time with the filmmaker), Guillaume Canet and Adèle Haenel in the cast.
Inspired by a still news item which still receives attention, the screenplay (written by the director with Cédric Anger and Jean-Charles Le Roux) begins in Nice in 1976. Agnès Le Roux, the daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with a successful lawyer, ten years older than her: Maurice Agnelet. He has other affairs, she is madly in love with him. With casino warfare as a backdrop, he puts her in touch with Fratoni, a dangerous man and a rival to her mother, who offers her 3 million francs to take control of the casino. Agnès accepts but feels very badly about her betrayal. Maurice distances himself from her. After a suicide attempt, the young woman disappears...
Produced by Marc Missonnier and Olivier Delbosc for Fidélité Films, L'Homme que l'on aimait trop is also funded amongst others by Orange Cinéma Séries, the PACA region and the crowdfunding platform Ulule.
The CNC will also provide funding for Bande de filles by Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies [+see also:
film profile], Tomboy [+see also:
interview: Céline Sciamma
film profile]), produced by Hold Up Films. Another advance on receipts goes to another female director for Gaby Baby Doll [+see also:
film profile] by Sophie Letourneur (La vie au ranch [+see also:
film profile], Les coquillettes [+see also:
film profile]), with a screenplay co-written by Anne-Louise Trividic and produced by Ecce Films.
An advance on receipts also went to L’île de Sakhaline by experienced director René Féret (Les Films d’Alyne), which will recount an episode in the youth of Chekhov, when he headed a sociological study in a Siberian prison.
Finally the CNC will back Vie sauvage by Cédric Kahn (co-written by Nathalie Najem and to be produced by Les Films du Lendemain like the director's last two opuses, Regrets [+see also:
film profile] and Une vie meilleure [+see also:
interview: Cédric Kahn
film profile]), and Métamorphoses by Christophe Honoré (whose last movie Beloved [+see also:
interview: Christophe Honoré
film profile] closed the 2011 Cannes Film Festival), an open contemporary adaptation of Ovid’s work by the same name, produced by Les Films Pelléas.
(Translated from French)
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