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Cleven, Garbarski, Duculot and Akerman backed by the CCA

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- Almost €3 million has been granted by the CCA for 42 projects, including 14 fiction features, during its last selection round in 2014

Cleven, Garbarski, Duculot and Akerman backed by the CCA
Director Yves Hanchar (© JMV)

The last round of the Brussels-Wallonia Federation Film Selection Commission for 2014 has reached its verdict. The CCA will distribute grants to the writing, development and production of 14 fiction features, seven shorts, 18 documentaries, one TV fiction and two film labs, to the tune of €2,899 million.

It will mean a return to business for two directors who had been keeping a low profile. Yves Hanchar returns six years after No Hard Feelings [+see also:
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 (2009), with an adaptation of Balzac’s A Harlot High and Low, a plunge into the conventions of 19th century Bourgeois society where rich bankers, young ambitious men, scheming policemen and promiscuous women all meet. He will receive a screenwriting grant and the film will be produced by Tarantula.

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Harry Cleven, following several TV projects, returns to film with Mon ange (lit. My Angel). The movie depicts a boy with the gift of invisibility who is hopelessly in love with a young blind girl. The screenplay is co-written with Thomas Gunzig, who also co-wrote the screenplay for Jaco Van Dormael’s upcoming film, The Brand New Testament, which buyers were quick to snap up during the last Berlin Market. Production will be managed by Terra Incognita Films. The project has received a production grant, just like the upcoming movie by Sam Garbarski (Irina Palm [+see also:
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interview: Sam Garbarski
interview: Sébastien Delloye
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, A Distant Neighbourhood [+see also:
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interview: Sam Garbarski
film profile
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, Vijay and I [+see also:
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interview: Sam Garbarski
film profile
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), who sticks to the dramatic comedy register with Les Teilacher, the story of a group of German Jewish friends in the wake of liberation from the camps, determined to emigrate to America. Based on the eponymous novel by German author Michel Bergmann, co-screenwriter, the movie will be co-produced by Entre Chien et Loup with its partners in Luxembourg and Germany.

Pierre Duculot (Miles from Anywhere [+see also:
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) will receive a development grant for his adaptation of the novel by Nicolas Ancion, L’Homme qui valait 35 milliards where the abduction of a steel billionaire by an artist, a steelworker and a drug addict doesn’t turn out as planned. The film will be produced by Need Productions.

Finally, the Commission will also support Chantal Akerman’s upcoming project, Home Movie, a documentary feature in which the director depicts the portrait and journey of her mother arrived from Poland to Belgium in 1938 in order to escape the pogroms and atrocities.

(Translated from French)

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