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CANNES 2015 Funding

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32 Cannes films supported by the CNC’s selective aid

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- Through its advance on receipts, World Cinema Support and support for new technologies in production, the CNC will be very well represented on the Croisette

32 Cannes films supported by the CNC’s selective aid
Standing Tall by Emmanuelle Bercot

Support for national film production, particularly favouring the younger generation of filmmakers, and involvement in the sheer variety of global production: a total of 32 feature films accepted into the various selections of the 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May 2015) received selective aid from the CNC.

Among the 13 films backed by the advance on receipts are five titles by experienced directors, with Standing Tall [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
film profile
]
by Emmanuelle Bercot (which will open the Official Selection – read the news), The Valley of Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Guillaume Nicloux (in competition) and three features to be showcased in the Directors’ Fortnight: My Golden Years [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Arnaud Desplechin (see the news), Fatima [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Philippe Faucon
film profile
]
by Philippe Faucon (read the article) and In the Shadow of Women [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Philippe Garrel (which will bring the parallel section to a close – read the news). 

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But the support provided by the CNC’s advance on receipts is most remarkable when it comes to the first and second works battling it out on the Croisette. Indeed, the titles having been backed in this way are Maryland [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alice Winocour
film profile
]
by Alice Winocour (read the article) and I Am a Soldier [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Laurent Larivière
film profile
]
by Laurent Larivière (read the article), which will be unveiled in Un Certain Regard; Les Cowboys [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Thomas Bidegain (read the article), which will be premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight; and three titles on the programme of the Critics’ Week: Les Anarchistes [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Elie Wajeman (which will be the opening film – read the article), Les deux amis [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Louis Garrel (read the article) and The Wakhan Front [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Clément Cogitore (read the article). Lastly, the advance on receipts also supported two movies that will be presented on the Croisette in the alternative l'ACID programme: Cosmodrama [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Philippe Fernandez (read the review) and Gaz de France by Benoit Forgeard (read the article). “As these are first or second films, the Cannes Festival is giving genuine artistic recognition to the directors of these titles. The CNC is proud to have contributed to the funding of these works," gushed Frédérique Bredin, president of the CNC.

Seventeen other films that will be revealed at Cannes were aided by World Cinema Support, a record number for this iconic tool that constitutes France’s involvement in high-quality international film production. Among the beneficiaries are several features in the running for the Palme d'Or: The Lobster [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
film profile
]
by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, Mia Madre [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile
]
by Italy’s Nanni Moretti, Louder Than Bombs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier and Mountains May Depart by China’s Jia Zhang-Ke. The CNC also supported The Treasure [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
film profile
]
by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu and One Floor Below [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Radu Muntean
film profile
]
by his fellow countryman Radu Muntean, The Chosen Ones [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Mexican filmmaker David Pablos, The Fourth Direction by India’s Singh Gurvinder, The Other Side by Italian-American director Roberto Minervini, Cemetery of Splendour by Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lamb [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Ethiopian filmmaker Yared Zeleke, An [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Japan’s Naomi Kawase and Journey to the Shore [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by by his fellow countryman Kiyoshi Kurosawa, which will be presented in Un Certain Regard; Arabian Nights [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
by Portuguese director Miguel Gomes and The Here After by Swedish filmmaker Magnus von Horn, which will be duking it out in the Directors’ Fortnight; and La patota by Argentina’s Santiago Mitre, which is in competition in the Critics’ Week.

Lastly, two features accepted into the Official Selection benefited from support for new technologies in production: the animated film The Little Prince [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
by Mark Osborne (out of competition) and Asphalte [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Samuel Benchetrit (special screening – read the article).

(Translated from French)

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