Moretti, Mouret and Odoul backed by Arte France Cinéma
by Fabien Lemercier
- Mia Madre, Caprices and La peur will be coproduced by the cinema branch of the Franco-German channel
Managed by Olivier Père, Arte France Cinéma selected three projects to back in coproduction and pre-purchases. The first one is Mia Madre [+see also:
interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile] (provisional title) by famous Italian director Nanni Moretti (selected six times in competition in Cannes, Best Director Award in 1994 and Palme d'Or in 2001). Produced by Sacher Film and Le Pacte, this Italian-French coproduction will be filmed in January and February 2014 in Rome. Written by the director with Francesco Piccolo and Valia Santella, the screenplay offers a surprising projection of Nanni Moretti in the shoes of a female alter ego. Through the tragicomic mishaps of a committed filmmaker who is going through a personal and professional crisis, Moretti wants to “describe our confusion and difficulty in understanding and telling the cultural and social crisis which affects everyone of us.” The main role will be held by Margherita Buy whilst Nanni Moretti will play the brother.
Arte France Cinéma will also back the 8th feature by Emmanuel Mouret: Caprice [+see also:
film profile]. This sentimental comedy (produced by Moby Dick Films, like all of the director’s other films) will begin filming next March. The cast will include Anaïs Demoustier, Virginie Efira, Laurent Stocker and the director himself. Mouret’s previous film, Une autre vie [+see also:
film profile], appreciated in competition in Locarno, will be launched on January 22 in French theatres by Pyramide.
This selection by Arte France Cinéma is completed by La peur [+see also:
film profile] by Damien Odoul (JPG Films and Tu vas voir production), an adaptation in eight parts, halfway in between hyperrealism and nightmarish hallucinations, of the novel by the same name by Gabriel Chevallier on the horror underwent by a young French soldier in the trenches during World War One.
As a reminder, these projects join Arte France Cinéma’s 2013 coproduction list, which already includes Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas (article), Sommeil d’hiver by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Histoire de Judas Iscariote by Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Mercuriales by Virgil Vernier (article), L’Institutrice by Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, Pasolini by American director Abel Ferrara, FrancoØonia, Le Louvre sous l’occupation by Russian director Alexandre Sokourov, La Cour de Babel by Julie Bertuccelli, 3 Hearts by Benoît Jacquot (article), Les Mille et Une Nuits by Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes, Deux fenêtres by Japanese director Naomi Kawase and Bande de filles by Céline Sciamma (article), Les deux amis byLouis Garrel, Fidelio by Lucie Borleteau, La Chambre bleue by Mathieu Amalric (article) and Saint Laurent byBertrand Bonello (news).
(Translated from French)