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An advance on receipts from the CNC for Mon initiation chez les chamanes

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- The CNC will support the upcoming film by Fabienne Berthaud, along with those of Rithy Pahn, Boris Lojkine, Jeanne Herry, Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine

An advance on receipts from the CNC for Mon initiation chez les chamanes
Director Fabienne Berthaud

Six projects were chosen at the third 2017 session of the second college for advances on receipts of the CNC. Among them are Mon initiation chez les chamanes by Fabienne Berthaud, who wrote the screenplay with Claire Barré, based on the book of the same name by Corinne Sombrun. It will be the fourth feature film by the director, who rose to prominence with Frankie [+see also:
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(2006), was acclaimed in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes in 2010 with Lily Sometimes [+see also:
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, and selected for the Platform competition of the Toronto Film Festival in 2015 with Sky [+see also:
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. The film is being produced by Carole Scotta for Haut et Court and Christine Palluel for 3x7 Productions.

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Another female director is also being supported by the CNC: Jeanne Herry with Les champs de fleurs. As in her first feature (Elle l'adore [+see also:
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– nominated for the César for Best First Film in 2015), the director has cast Sandrine Kiberlain, who will share the screen with Gilles Lellouche. The film is being produced by Les Productions du Trésor and Chi-Fou-Mi Productions.

Another second feature that has been chosen for an advance on receipts is Camille by Boris Lojkine. Discovered in Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2014 with Hope [+see also:
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, the filmmaker wrote his latest screenplay with Bojina Panayotova, taking his inspiration from the last two years in the life of photo journalist Camille Lepage, who was killed in May 2014 while reporting from the Central African Republic, at the tender age of 26 years. The film will be produced by Bruno Nahon for Unité de Production.

Another advance on receipts will go to Rendez-vous avec Pol Pot, a fictional feature film project by Rithy Panh, co-written by Pierre-Erwan Guillaume and based on the book When the War Was Over by Elizabeth Becker. Widely known for his documentaries (most notably S-21 : The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers, Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell [+see also:
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, The Missing Picture [+see also:
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and Exile [+see also:
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), the filmmaker also has a few fictional works to his name (including Rice People, shown in competition at Cannes in 1994, One Evening After the War, shown in Un Certain Regard in 1998, and The Sea Wall [+see also:
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, shown at Rome in 2008). The plot for his latest film centres around an American journalist who was invited in 1978 to interview the mysterious dictator Pol Pot. She is accompanied by a French left-wing academic and a British photo reporter, but during their journey into the jaws of hell in Cambodia, horror lies in ambush. The film will be produced by Siècle Productions.

Produced byNo Money Production and JD Prod, I Feel Good (see news article) by duo Gustave Kervern - Benoît Delépine,filming on which will kick off on 31 July with a cast featuring Jean Dujardin and Belgian actress Yolande Moreau, will also receive an advance on receipts, as will documentary project L'avenir dure longtemps by Pierre Carles (C-P Productions).

The first college, for its part, selected five debut feature film projects : Sofia by Meryem Benm'Barek (production: Curiosa Films), La prochaine fois, le feu by Mati Diop, filming on which will take place in Dakar (Les Films du Bal), Les vœux by Sarah Suco (co-written by Nicolas Silhol and produced by Mon Voisin Productions), Intime conviction by Antoine Raimbault (Delante Films), and documentary project Fugue by Artemio Benki (Petit à Petit Production).

(Translated from French)

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