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Advance on receipts from the CNC for Gilles Marchand’s Dans la forêt

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- The CNC will also be backing films by Elie Wajeman, Léa Fehner, Benoît Jacquot, Philippe Garrel, Damien Odoul, Wang Bing and Guillaume Nicloux

Advance on receipts from the CNC for Gilles Marchand’s Dans la forêt
Gilles Marchand

Eight feature-film projects have been accepted during the second 2014 session of the CNC’s second advance-on-receipts committee. Standing out among the titles is Dans la forêt [+see also:
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, the third feature by Gilles Marchand as director, which will be produced by Jérémie Elkaïm for Les Films de Françoise. For the record, the filmmaker’s two first opuses were presented at Cannes: Who Killed Bambi? out of competition in 2003 (the film then went on to be nominated for the César for Best Feature Debut) and Black Heaven [+see also:
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in Un Certain Regard in 2010. As a screenwriter, Marchand was nominated twice in 2001 for the César for Best Screenplay for Human Resources by Laurent Cantet and With a Friend Like Harry by Dominik Moll. He was also on the team of writers for Bon Voyage [+see also:
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by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (2002) and Red Lights by Cédric Kahn (2004).

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The CNC will also be backing Les anarchistes (read the article), the second feature by Elie Wajeman, after Alyah [+see also:
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(a revelation at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2012). Produced by Lola Gans for 24 Mai Production, his new opus is set to star Tahar Rahim and Anaïs Demoustier.

Another second feature will also be supported by an advance on receipts: Les Ogres [+see also:
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 by Léa Fehner (produced by Philippe Liégeois for Bus Films). The director attracted audiences’ attention with Silent Voices [+see also:
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(discovered at Venice Days in 2009, winner of the Louis Delluc Prize for Best Feature Debut and nominated for the César in the same category).

Several seasoned filmmakers feature on the list of projects selected for the advance on receipts, including Benoît Jacquot for Journal d'une femme de chambre (for which shooting has just commenced – read the article – produced by Les Films du Lendemain), Philippe Garrel for L'ombre des femmes [+see also:
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(produced by SBS Productions), Damien Odoul for La peur [+see also:
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(produced by JPG Films and MNP Productions), Chinese director Wang Bing for Past in the Present (produced by Les Films d'Ici) and Guillaume Nicloux for Valley of Love (produced by Les Films du Worso). The latter title will star Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu as two parents who come together again following the death of their son, who wrote a letter telling them that they have to go to Death Valley in the United States.

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