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The CNC backs Pour vous faire plaisir by Xavier Giannoli

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- Advances on receipts also go to Philippe Ramos, Samuel Collardey, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Kamen Kalev and trio Garcia-Maldonado-Torres

The CNC backs Pour vous faire plaisir by Xavier Giannoli

Six feature film projects were selected by the 4th session 2013 of the second college of the advance on receipts of the CNC. Amongst them Pour vous faire plaisir by Xavier Giannoli (photo) stands out, a project yet without a producer (which seems to indicate the end of the director’s collaboration with Rectangle Productions, a company he founded with Edouard Weil). This will be the director’s 6th feature after being selected twice in competition in Cannes (in 2006 with The Singer [+see also:
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]
and in 2009 with In the Beginning [+see also:
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]
) and once in Venice (last year with Superstar)

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An advance on receipts will also be given to Vénus ouverte [+see also:
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by Philippe Ramos which will be produced by Paulo Branco for Alfama Films. The filmmaker previously signed Adieu pays (2003), Captain Achab [+see also:
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]
(Best Director Award in Locarno in 2007) and The Silence of Joan [+see also:
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]
(unveiled in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2011)

The CNC will also back Dom by Samuel Collardey (production Lazennec 3), winner at the Critics’ Week in Venice and Louis-Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2008 with The Learner [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
, and appreciated at the beginning of the year with his second opus Comme un lion.

An advance also goes to Une année sabbatique, the second feature as a director by actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, after In a Rush [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
, selected last year at the Critics’ Week in Cannes. Everybody on Deck will handle production again.

Finally, two projects by non-French European directors are also on the list: Tête baissée [+see also:
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trailer
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]
by Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev (whose first two features, Eastern Plays [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Kamen Kalev
film profile
]
and The Island [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
went to the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2009 and 2011 and whose third feature will be produced by Le Pacte) and the animated film Ma famille et le loup by Spanish trio Adrià Garcia - Victor Maldonado - Alfredo Torres (all involved, the first two directing, in the project Nocturna [+see also:
trailer
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]
, unveiled out of competition in Venice in 2007) which will be produced by Parisian company Nectarious Films.

(Translated from French)

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