Women and debut films in the limelight for the 4th session of screen.brussels
by Aurore Engelen
- 11 projects, including 7 fiction features and the debut film by Didier Van Cauwelaert, will receive support as a result of the 4th session of support from screen.brussels
€1,000,000 will be divided up between the 11 projects chosen by screen.brussels, the Brussels-based investment fund, which, by doing so, is hoping to generate €7,250,000 in structuring audiovisual spending in the Brussels-Capital Region.
Among the films receiving support is one international star (Thomas Vinterberg and his film Kursk, which stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux and Colin Firth, among others, and is being produced by Belga Films), an impressive piece that takes us deep into the Congolese jungle, The Mercy of the Jungle [+see also:
interview: Joël Karekezi
film profile] by Rwandan director Joël Karekezi, produced by Néon Rouge and starring Marc Zinga (Scouting for Zebras [+see also:
film profile], The African Doctor [+see also:
film profile], Nos Patriotes [+see also:
film profile]) in the lead role, and Gangsta [+see also:
interview: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fal…
interview: Matteo Simoni
film profile], the latest film by the duo made up of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah who we recently told you all about (see news article), the first production by 10.80 Films, the company formed by Nabil Ben Yadir and Benoît Roland.
The programme for this session also features three debut films: Cleo, by Flemish director Eva Cools, produced by Lunanime; For a Happy Life, by Brussels-based filmmakers Salima Glamine and Dimitri Linder, who moves behind the camera after long serving as assistant director to Bouli Lanners, Joachim Lafosse, and Benoît Mariage, and produced by Tarantula; and from Climax Films, J’ai perdu Albert by Didier Van Cauwelaert, a French writer whose work has been adapted for film five times, and is now becoming a director himself for this piece, which puts the versatile Stéphane Plaza in the lead role of a somewhat fantastic comedy in which he is possessed by the spirit of Albert Einstein.
Last but not least there’s the latest film by director Delphine Lehericey, Le Milieu de l’horizon, co-produced by Entre Chien et Loup. Starring in this adaptation of the book of the same name by Roland Buti (Switzerland), are Laetitia Casta (Gainsbourg [+see also:
Interview with Joann Sfar, director of…
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
film profile], Des lendemains qui chantent [+see also:
film profile]), Jalil Lespert (The Young Lieutenant [+see also:
film profile], Marseille [+see also:
film profile]) and Clémence Poésy (Two Is a Family [+see also:
film profile], Tunnel).
(Translated from French)
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