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Louder Than Bombs for Arte France Cinéma

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- Joachim Trier’s project will be coproduced by the cinema branch of the Franco-German channel, as is the case for the next films by Loznitsa, Hers and Pariser

Louder Than Bombs for Arte France Cinéma
Joachim Trier

Arte France Cinéma’s first selection committee of 2014 (headed by Olivier Père) has chosen to back four projects in coproduction and pre-purchases. These include Louder Than Bombs [+see also:
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 by the talented Norwegian director Joachim Trier (Reprise [+see also:
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interview: Karin Julsrud
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Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
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). Produced by Memento Films ProductionMotlys and Nimbus, the title will eventually be filmed in the United States in Autumn 2014 with Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert and Jesse Eisenberg in the leading roles. The screenplay, which was written by the director together with his usual partner Eskil Vogt (who has just made his directorial debut with Blind [+see also:
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, a film that won praise at Sundance and is featured on the Panorama programme at the Berlinale), kicks off with the preparations for an exhibition celebrating the amazing work of a famous war photographer, three years after her untimely death. Her husband and her two sons are reunited for the first time in years. A family secret then resurfaces, plunging their seemingly calm lives into chaos.

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The branch of the Franco-German channel dedicated to the seventh art has also selected Babi Yar by the fascinating Ukrainian director Sergeï Loznitsa, which was chosen to compete in Cannes against My Joy [+see also:
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 in 2010 and In the Electric Mist [+see also:
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in 2012. Produced by ARP, GP Film and Pronto Film, his new project reconstructs the chain of events that led to a long-undisclosed tragedy: the death of 33,771 Jews from Kiev, who were shot on 29 and 30 September 1941 in the Babi Yar Ravine, after having been taken to the Germans by the town’s inhabitants.

Arte France Cinéma will also support Ce sentiment de l'été [+see also:
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 by Mikhaël Hers, which will be produced by Nord-Ouest Films. The second feature film by the promising director of Memory Lane will have a notable cast consisting of Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st) and Judith Chemla. It tells the story of a group of young people devastated by the death of someone close to them, and the plot is spread over three years, with the action taking place in Berlin, Paris and New York.

Lastly, a director’s first feature film was among the happy winners: Le Grand Jeu [+see also:
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by Nicolas Pariser (Bizibi Productions), a spy thriller that will delve into the mysteries of the political world, through the meeting of a young, disillusioned author (Melvil Poupaud) with a mysterious yet powerful man (André Dussollier).

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