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An advance on receipts for M by Sara Forestier

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- The CNC also funds Pier Ulmann by Arthur Harari and Ma vie de courgette by Claude Barras, written by Céline Sciamma

An advance on receipts for M by Sara Forestier

Five feature film projects were selected during the third session 2013 of the first college of the advance on receipts of the National Centre for Cinema and Animated Image (CNC). Amongst them, M stood out. It will be the first feature as a director by actress Sara Forestier (photo - César 2005 for Best Female Newcomer for Games of Love and Chance [+see also:
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, César 2011 for Best Actress for The Name of Loves [+see also:
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and appreciated in May in Cannes in Suzanne [+see also:
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interview: Katell Quillévéré
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by Katell Quillévéré – read the review). M’s screenplay tells the story of an 18 year old girl with a stutter in a Parisian suburb who has been hiding in her books and her love at first sight romance with a 29 year old man, who is somewhat marginal and fascinated buy horseracing. Production is managed by Denis Freyd for Archipel 35.

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An advance on receipts was also given to Pier Ulmann (Diamant noir [+see also:
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) by Arthur Harari. Co-signed by the director (noticed and rewarded in 2008 with short film La main sur la gueule), Vincent Poymiro and Agnès Feuvre, the screenplay offers a mixtures between a family tragedy and a thriller in a style close to that of The Yards by James Gray. Production is handled by David Thion for Les Films Pelléas.

The CNC will also back the animated project Ma vie de courgette [+see also:
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interview: Claude Barras
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by Claude Barras, whose screenplay was written by Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies [+see also:
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, Tomboy [+see also:
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interview: Céline Sciamma
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and currently filming Bande de filles - article) based on the novel Autobiographie d’une courgette by Gilles Paris. The story is that of Icare, 9, who is being raised by his alcoholic mother, who gave him the nickname “Courgette”. When his mother dies after an accident, he is put in foster care. There, surrounded by other children damaged by life, a real adventure begins. Discovering confidence, friendship and even love, Courgette will finally dare to believe in a childhood filled with dreams and hopes... Handled by Blue Spirit Production, the projects partners include Gebeka Films, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+ and Swiss entities Rita, Hélium Films and the RTS.

It is finally worth mentioning two advance on receipt promises for documentary projects: Une jeunesse allemande by Jean-Gabriel Périot (production Local Films) and Vienne avant la nuit by Robert Bober.

(Translated from French)

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