Wallimage-Bruxellimage supports six projects
by Aurore Engelen
- Wallimage is supporting the behemoths of genre film Cattet and Forzani for the first time, as well as Flemish director Bavo Defurne and four French co-productions
For the first time, Wallimage (and, by extension, Wallimage/Bruxellimage) has decided to co-finance a feature film by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Nominated in 2011 for the Magritte Award for Amer [+see also:
film profile], the duo then followed this up with The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears [+see also:
film profile], which won a host of prizes in Europe, the United States and even Brazil. After these two great homages to the Italian maestro Dario Argento, the pair are now sinking their teeth into a film noir, approaching it from a fetishist angle, which is Cattet and Forzani’s hallmark. Anonymes Films is once again helming their third project, which is slated to be shot on 16 mm and will be lensed by Manu Dacosse.
As for co-productions, Wallimage-Bruxellimage will be supporting Tamara [+see also:
film profile], an adaptation of the successful comic book by Belgian author Zidrou, aimed at a teenage audience. The film will be directed by Alexandre Castagnetti, whom we have to thank for Le Grimoire d’Arkandias [+see also:
film profile]. The movie will be co-produced in Belgium by Nexus Factory.
Another major co-production, Le Docteur de Kinshasa [+see also:
film profile], is a film by Julien Rambaldi that tells the story of a turbulent process of settling in; it revolves around a Congolese doctor who decides to move to a small village in France, much to the dismay of his family, who had been hoping to live in Paris. The film recounts the story of singer Kamini’s father. The topliners include Marc Zinga and Aïssa Maïga, and the movie is co-produced in Belgium by Scope Pictures.
Frakas Productions had presented Grave, by Julia Ducourneau, the story of a vegetarian who is about to stray dramatically from her nutritional principles and try out forbidden pleasures. Frakas is co-producing another film that is receiving support, Souvenir [+see also:
film profile], the second movie by Flemish director Bavo Defurne, set to star Isabelle Huppert and Kevin Azaïs. Lastly, Panache and La Compagnie Cinématographique are co-producing Grand Froid by Gérard Pautonnier, adapted from a Joel Egoff novel, as was his short film; it stars Arthur Dupont and Jean-Pierre Bacri.
(Translated from French)