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Garrel, Faucon and Kurosawa backed by Arte France Cinéma

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- L’ombre des femmes, Fatima and La femme de la plaque argentique are being co-produced by the film branch of the Franco-German channel

Garrel, Faucon and Kurosawa backed by Arte France Cinéma
Philippe Garrel

Arte France Cinéma (headed by Olivier Père) has conducted its second selection committee of 2014, choosing to commit to co-producing and pre-purchasing three projects, including L’ombre des femmes [+see also:
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by Philippe Garrel. The 25th feature by the filmmaker, who has been selected six times in competition at Venice (in 1991, with a Silver Lion into the bargain, and in 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011 and 2013 with La jalousie [+see also:
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) and once at Cannes (in 2008), will revolve around a love triangle in modern-day Paris (the screenplay has been written together with Jean-Claude Carrière, Caroline Deruas and Arlette Langmann). Produced by SBS Productions and with shooting due to start in June, the film will star Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau and Lena Paugam.

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Arte France Cinéma will also be backing Fatima [+see also:
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, the ninth feature by Philippe Faucon, particularly popular for The Betrayal [+see also:
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selected at Toronto in 2005) and La désintégration [+see also:
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(out of competition at Venice in 2011). A loose adaptation of the autobiographical story Prière à la Lune (“Prayer to the Moon”) by Fatima Elayoubi, the film, whose screenplay has been written by the director, will focus on a North African cleaning lady, a single mother bringing up her teenage daughters who were born in France. The Istiqlal Film production will begin shooting in mid-June.

Lastly, the Franco-German channel will be supporting La femme de la plaque argentique by Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a fantasy film that is due to be shot in France at the end of 2014 and which is being produced by Film-In-Evolution, Les Productions Balthazar and Bitters End.

For the record, Arte France Cinéma’s first session of 2014 selected Louder Than Bombs [+see also:
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by Norway’s Joachim Trier, Babi Yar by Ukrainian director Sergeï Loznitsa, Ce sentiment de l’été by Mikhaël Hers and Le Grand Jeu [+see also:
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by Nicolas Pariser. Out of all the titles chosen in 2013, several are now in post-production: Clouds of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas (read the article), Girlhood by Céline Sciamma (read the article), La Chambre bleue by Mathieu Amalric (read the article), Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello (read the news), 3 coeurs by Benoît Jacquot (read the article), Winter Sleep by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, FrancoØonia, le Louvre sous l’occupation by Russia’s Alexandre Sokourov, Still the Water by Japanese director Naomi Kawase, Pasolini by Americain filmmaker Abel Ferrara (whose filming wrapped two weeks ago), Fidelio by Lucie Borleteau and Mercuriales by Virgil Vernier (read the article). Among the other titles co-produced last year, the following are currently being filmed: Mia Madre by Italian director Nanni Moretti, Caprice [+see also:
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by Emmanuel Mouret and Histoire de Judas Iscariote by Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche (read the article). Meanwhile, Les Mille et Une Nuits by Portugal’s Miguel Gomes, Les deux amis by Louis Garrel and La peur [+see also:
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by Damien Odoul
 are currently in pre-production. 

(Translated from French)

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