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The CNC gives an advance on receipts to Un peuple et son roi by Pierre Schoeller

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- The CNC will also be supporting films by Philippe Faucon, Julie Bertuccelli, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Eva Ionesco, Antoine Desrosières and Mikael Buch

The CNC gives an advance on receipts to Un peuple et son roi by Pierre Schoeller
Director Pierre Schoeller

Seven projects have been accepted at the fifth and final 2015 session of the CNC’s second advance on receipts committee. Standing out among them is Un peuple et son roi by Pierre Schoeller, the first instalment in a diptych on the French Revolution. It will be the third feature by the filmmaker, who was very popular in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2008 and 2011 with Versailles [+see also:
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interview: Geraldine Michelot
interview: Pierre Schoeller
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]
(nominated for the César Awards for Best Debut Film and Best Actor in 2009) and The Minister [+see also:
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interview: Pierre Schoeller
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]
(winner of the César Awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound in 2012, and nominated in eight other categories, including those of Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Director of Photography). The production of this new opus, which should begin shooting in summer 2016, will be handled by Denis Freyd for Archipel 35.

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Another advance on receipts has gone to Amin by Philippe Faucon, a regular at the major international festivals, who has just won the Louis-Delluc Prize with Fatima [+see also:
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(read the news) and who will again self-produce his movie through the outfit Istiqlal Films, which he runs with his wife.

The CNC will also be supporting Le dernier vide-grenier de Claire Darling, the third fiction feature by Julie Bertuccelli, whose two previous opuses screened at Cannes, where Since Otar Left (winner of the César Award for Best Debut Film in 2003) snagged the Grand Prix in the Critics’ Week in 2003 and The Tree [+see also:
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interview: Julie Bertuccelli
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]
(nominated for the César Award for Best Adaptation in 2011) brought the festival to a close in 2010. Interestingly, the filmmaker also directed the documentary School of Babel [+see also:
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(nominated for the César Award in its category in 2015). Production of her new project is handled by Les Films du Poisson.

An advance on receipts has also been granted to Une jeunesse dorée by Eva Ionesco (produced by Diligence Films), who shot to fame in the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2011 with My Little Princess [+see also:
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(nominated for the César Award for Best Debut Film in 2012).

Another female director features among those selected for the advance: Laurence Ferreira Barbosa (in competition at Locarno in 1993 and 2004 with Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional and Ordo) with Tous les rêves du monde (produced by Alfama Films [+see also:
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).

Lastly, the list of the lucky few selected during this final 2015 session of the advance includes Yasmina fait des bails by Antoine Desrosières (produced by Les Films de l'autre cougar) and Simon et Théodore by Mikael Buch (produced by Mona Films).

(Translated from French)

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