Van Dormael, Cattet and Forzani among those chosen by the CCA’s latest selection committee
by Aurore Engelen
- The Film Selection Committee of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation is supporting 47 projects to the tune of €3,267,000 for its second session of 2014
A total of 19 fiction feature-film projects, ten short films, 14 documentaries and four television fictions are to receive support for their writing, development or production, for a total sum of €3,267,000, following the latest session of the Film Selection Committee of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
The new film by Jaco Van Dormael, Le Tout Nouveau Testament, which is currently being shot, will receive €500,000 in production support. The plot sounds intriguing: God is among us, living in Brussels. Contrary to what you might think, He’s not really a very nice guy, and his daughter, who has a grudge against Him, has decided to get her own back. This surrealistic fable boasts a somewhat incongruous cast, consisting of Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve and Yolande Moreau.
This session also celebrates the return of the new champions of giallo, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Following the remarkable and attention-grabbing Amer [+see also:
film profile] and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears [+see also:
film profile], they are taking on a legend of the crime-novel universe, Jean-Patrick Manchette and his book Laissez bronzer les cadavres! Also on the list of movies receiving production support is the second feature by Frédéric Dumont (Angel at Sea [+see also:
film profile]), Animal, produced by Nexus Factory, as well as Kebab Royal [+see also:
film profile], a new surrealistic tale about the last king of the Belgians lost in the Balkans, which is directed by the duo Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-produced by Artemis, and being backed in the context of the joint CCA/VAF committee.
Among the directors receiving writing support, we find the very prolific David Lambert (whose All Yours [+see also:
interview: David Lambert
film profile] was revealed this summer at Karlovy Vary) and Olivier Masset-Depasse, who has just wrapped a TV film for Canal Plus and is co-writing (with Giordano Gederlini) Irremplaçable, a dark story of friendship, bereavement and revenge.
Lastly, it is interesting to note that the Committee will also be supporting the first directorial effort by actress Pauline Etienne, the short film Mémoires sélectives.
(Translated from French)