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Bertrand Bonello’s Paris Is Happening for Arte France Cinéma

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- The upcoming films by Mia Hansen-Løve, Sacha Wolff and Jia Zhangke will also be co-produced by the film arm of the Franco-German channel

Bertrand Bonello’s Paris Is Happening for Arte France Cinéma
Director Bertrand Bonello

Arte France Cinéma’s (managed by Olivier Père) first selection committee of 2015 has opted to get involved in co-producing and pre-purchasing four projects. Among these titles is Paris Is Happening [+see also:
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interview: Bertrand Bonello
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 by Bertrand Bonello, the subject matter of which will certainly not fail to spark controversy: “A group of young terrorists plants bombs in Paris and takes refuge in a department store in the capital, where they helplessly witness the consequences of their actions.” Produced by Rectangle, the film, which will be co-produced by Germany, will be the seventh feature by the filmmaker, following Quelque chose d'organique (1998), The Pornographer (Cannes Critics’ Week in 2001), On War [+see also:
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(Directors’ Fortnight in 2008), Tiresia (in competition at Cannes in 2003), House of Tolerance [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Adèle Haenel
film profile
]
(in competition at Cannes in 2011) and Saint Laurent [+see also:
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trailer
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Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
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]
(in competition at Cannes in 2014).

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Arte France Cinéma will also be supporting L'avenir by Mia Hansen-Løve. Produced by CG Cinéma and described by the director as “the portrait of a philosophy teacher played by Isabelle Huppert”, the movie will be her fifth feature, following All Is Forgiven [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: David Thion
interview: Mia Hansen-Löve
film profile
]
(Directors' Fortnight in 2007 and winner of the Louis-Delluc Prize for Best Debut Film), Father of My Children [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
film profile
]
(winner of the Special Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2009), Goodbye First Love [+see also:
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interview: Mia Hansen-Love
film profile
]
(which garnered a Special Mention at Locarno in 2011) and Eden [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
film profile
]
(unveiled in September last year at Toronto and in competition at San Sebastian).

A feature-debut project is also among the selected movies: namely, Mercenaire [+see also:
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interview: Sacha Wolff
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]
 by Sacha Wolff. Staged by 3B Productions and already backed by the CNC’s advance on receipts, the film will tell the story of a young New Caledonian of Wallisian heritage who has come to try his luck as a professional rugby player in mainland France (read the article).

Lastly, Arte France Cinéma will also be providing funding to Mountains May Depart by the masterful Jia Zhangke (winner of the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes in 2013 with A Touch of Sin and the Golden Lion at Venice in 2006 with Still Life, among other prizes), which will be co-produced by MK2 with China and Japan.

For the record, Arte France Cinéma is supporting As We Were Dreaming [+see also:
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Q&A: Andreas Dresen
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]
by Germany’s Andreas Dresen (which is due to be unveiled next week in competition at Berlin) and the upcoming films by Nanni Moretti, Joachim Trier, Miguel Gomes, Corneliu Porumboiu, Bruno Dumont, Sergeï Loznitsa, Philippe Garrel, Stéphane Brizé, Philippe Faucon, Paul Verhoeven, Alessandro Comodin, Mehmet Can Mertoglu, Whit Stillman, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Samuel Maoz, Neeraj Ghaywan, Nicolas Pariser, Mikhaël Hers, Jacques Tardi, Michael Dudok de Wit, Jean-François Laguionie, and sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin, among others. 

(Translated from French)

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