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Sylvie Pialat crowned Producer of the Year once again

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- Having already been 2014’s champion, the head of Les Films du Worso has won the eighth Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award

Sylvie Pialat crowned Producer of the Year once again
Producer Sylvie Pialat

Sylvie Pialat, who manages Paris-based outfit Les Films du Worso, has walked away with the eighth Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award, which honours the best producers of 2014. Having already snagged the prize last year – thus becoming the second leading figure (following Pascal Caucheteux) to win this trophy handed out by the Academy of Film Arts and Techniques on two separate occasions – the producer was singled out this year thanks to Timbuktu [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Abderrahmane Sissako (which was unveiled in competition at Cannes, is still in the running for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film, has eight nominations for the César Awards, which will be given out on Friday, has already taken 750,000 admissions in France and has had a healthy start to its US theatrical run).

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For the record, Sylvie Pialat (a co-screenwriter on several movies by her husband, filmmaker Maurice Pialat) was named European Film Promotion’s Producer on the Move in 2007, and Cineuropa met up with her on that occasion (read the interview). Les Films du Worso has been growing ever since, with a filmography that includes the recent titles The Nun [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Guillaume Nicloux
festival scope
film profile
]
 by Guillaume Nicloux and Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
festival scope
film profile
]
by Alain Guiraudie. The company currently has The Valley of Love by Guillaume Nicloux (read the article), Evolution [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (read the article – executive-produced with Noodles Production) and Les Chevaliers Blancs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Lafosse
film profile
]
 by Belgian director Joachim Lafosse (read the article – co-produced with Belgian outfit Versus) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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