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15 Venice films backed by selective aid from the CNC

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- An advance on receipts for world cinema: the CNC will be very well represented at the Venice Film Festival with no fewer than five films in the running for the Golden Lion

15 Venice films backed by selective aid from the CNC
Francofonia by Aleksandr Sokurov

Support for national production and global diversity: 15 feature films selected for the different sections of the 72nd Venice Film Festival (2-12 September 2015) have received selective aid from the CNC: 4 via an advance on receipts and 11 via world cinema aid.

The CNC will be represented in the battle for the Golden Lion 2015 by five films. French minority productions Per amor vostro [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Giuseppe M Gaudino
film profile
]
by Italian director Giuseppe Gaudino (co-produced by Les Films des Tournelles), Frenzy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
]
by Turkish filmmaker Emin Alper (co-produced by Parisian company Paprika Films) and Rabin, The Last Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Israeli director Amos Gitai (co-produced by LGM, les Films du Worso and Orange Studio – being sold internationally by Indie Sales) received world cinema aid, whilst majority productions Francofonia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov (produced by Idéale Audience and co-produced by Arte France Cinéma and the Louvre Museum with Germany and the Netherlands) and Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
by French director Xavier Giannoli (see news article – produced by Fidélité Films with Belgium and the Czech Republic - sales: Memento Films International) were given an advance on receipts before being made. 

Four other films chosen for the official selection of the competitive section Orizzonti will also be presented by CNC: Taj Mahal [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nicolas Saada
film profile
]
by Nicolas Saada (see news article – produced by Ex Nihilo, co-produced by France 3 Cinéma and Belgium - sales: Bac Films) and Tempête [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Samuel Collardey (produced by Geko Films, co-produced by France 3 Cinéma) received an advance on receipts, whilst Madame courage [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Merzak Allouache (see news article – produced with Algeria by Neon Productions, which is also handling international sales) and Interruption [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daphné Patakia
interview: Yorgos Zois
film profile
]
by Yorgos Zois (co-produced with Greece and Croatia by EZ Films, which is also handling international sales) received world cinema aid.

Four feature films that will be screened in the Venice Days section have also received CNC’s world cinema aid: French majority productions As I Open My Eyes [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Leyla Bouzid
film profile
]
by Leyla Bouzid (produced by Blue Monday Productions with Tunisia, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates – sales: Doc & Film International), Underground Fragrance by Chinese director Song Pengfei (produced by Parisian company House on Fire and sold by UDI) and the revelation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
by Turkish director Deniz Gamze Ergüven (which will be screened on the Lido as part of the Lux Prize selection), along with minority co-production Long Live the Bride [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ascanio Celestini
film profile
]
by Italian director Ascanio Celestini (Aeternam Films with Italy and Belgium).

Finally, world cinema aid was granted to two debut feature films co-produced as minority French productions and selected for Critics’ Week at Venice: Mountain [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: João Salaviza
film profile
]
by Portuguese director João Salaviza (see news article – co-produced by Les Films de l'après-midi and sold by Pyramide) and The Black Hen [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Min Bahadur Bham (co-produced by CDP with Nepal, Germany and Switzerland).

(Translated from French)

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