The CNC funds Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello
by Fabien Lemercier
- An advance on receipts also goes to Christine Carrière, Alix Delaporte, Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Mathieu Amalric, Abderrahmane Sissako and Alexandre Sokourov
Seven feature film projects were selected for the third 2013 session of the second college of the advance on receipts from the CNC. Amongst them,Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello (photo) stands out. A regular in Cannes where he won the Grand Prix of the Critics’ Week with Le Pornographer in 2001, was selected at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2008 with On War [+see also:
film profile], and competed for the Palme d’Or with Tiresia in 2003 and House of Tolerance [+see also:
interview: Adèle Haenel
film profile] in 2011, the filmmaker should be shooting in the autumn his film inspired by the life of the famous designer from 1965 to 1976 (with a screenplay co-signed by Thomas Bidegain) with Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Rénier and Léa Seydoux in the cast. The project, which will be managed by Mandarin Cinéma, coproduced by EuropaCorp (which will handle the French distribution and international sales) and pre-purchased by Canal +, is in competition in the media with Yves Saint Laurent by Jalil Lespert, currently in filming (read the news).
An advance on receipts also went to Une mère [+see also:
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
film profile] by Christine Carrière (an Agat Films production), who received several awards in Locarno in 1994 with Rosine, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in 1999 with Qui plume la lune? and whose last film, Darling [+see also:
film profile], was nominated twice for the 2008 César (Best Screenplay and Best Actress).
Another director will benefit from an advance: Alix Delaporte for Le dernier coup de marteau (a Lionceau Films production). The filmmaker successfully began her career with Angèle and Tony [+see also:
film profile] (Critics’ Week in Venice in 2010 and César 2012 for Best Female and Male Newcomers).
The CNC will also back La chambre bleue by Mathieu Amalric (article - an Alfama Films production),Histoire de Judas Iscariote by Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche (coproduced by Arte France Cinéma – read the news)
and Le chagrin des oiseaux by Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako (Les Films du Worso production), selected four times in Cannes including once in 2006 with Bamako [+see also:
film profile] (his last feature film).
Finally, an advance on receipts also went to the documentary Francofonia, le Louvre sous l'occupation [+see also:
film profile] by Russian director Alexandre Sokourov (an Idéale Audience production – coproduced amongst others by Arte France Cinéma - sales Films Boutique).
(Translated from French)