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Ile-de-France throws its weight behind Jeanne Herry’s Les Champs de fleurs

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- Among the other features selected are the upcoming films by Alice Winocour, Michel Blanc, Rémi Bezançon, Benoît Forgeart, Rémy Chayé and Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

Ile-de-France throws its weight behind Jeanne Herry’s Les Champs de fleurs
Actress Sandrine Kiberlain, director Jeanne Herry and actor Gilles Lellouche are working together on Les Champs de fleurs

Thirteen feature films have been selected at the fourth 2017 session of the Ile-de-France region’s Support Fund for Film and Audiovisual Technical Industries.

Standing out among them is Les Champs de fleurs, the second feature by Jeanne Herry, following Elle l’adore [+see also:
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(nominated for the César Award for Best First Feature Film in 2015). Principal photography started on 20 October, and the film’s cast includes Sandrine Kiberlain (César Award for Best Actress in 2014 for 9 Month Stretch [+see also:
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, nominated four additional times, including in 2010 and 2015, set to grace screens next year in La Belle et la belle), Gilles Lellouche (giving a fine performance recently in C’est la vie! [+see also:
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, on the French cinema listings from this Wednesday in Plonger [+see also:
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), Olivia Côte, Elodie Bouchez and Miou-Miou. Written by the director, the story begins as Théo is given up for adoption by his biological mother on the very day he is born. After this anonymous birth, the mother has two months to change her mind… Or not. The child welfare services and adoption service spring into action… The former have to take care of the baby and support it (in every sense of the word) during this limbo-like time, this period of uncertainty, while the latter must find a woman to become his adoptive mother. She is called Alice, and she has spent the last ten years fighting to have a child. Les Champs De Fleurs is the story of the encounter between 41-year-old Alice and three-month-old Théo… Produced by Hugo Sélignac and Vincent Mazel for Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, and by Alain Attal for Trésor Films, the movie is being co-produced by StudioCanal (which will oversee its French and theatrical distribution as well as the international sales), France 3 Cinéma and Belgian outfit Artémis Productions. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature, which has also secured backing from the CNC’s advance on receipts, will be granted €358,500 in support from the Ile-de-France region. The shoot is taking place over nine weeks, with Sofian El Fani (nominated for the César Award in his category in 2014 for Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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and victorious in 2015 for Timbuktu [+see also:
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) in charge of the cinematography.

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Another title selected is Proxima, which will be the third feature by Alice Winocour, following two Cannes-selected films: Augustine [+see also:
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(Critics’ Week in 2012) and Disorder [+see also:
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(Un Certain Regard in 2015). The movie is being staged by Dharamsala, which will be backed by Ile-de-France to the tune of €400,000.

The Ile-de-France region will get behind seven other fiction projects: La Fête des mères by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (Willow Films - €425,000), Voyez comme on danse by Michel Blanc (see the article - Les Films du 24 - €485,000), Yves by Benoît Forgeard (Ecce Films - €300,000), L'Etreinte by Ludovic Bergery (Moby Dick Films - €396,250), Elsa by Pierre Isoard (Karé Productions - €320,000), La Femme au carnet rouge by Stéphan Archinard and François Prévôt-Leygonie (Les Films du 24 - €353,000), and Le Mystère Henry Pick by Rémi Bezançon (Mandarin Productions - €445,000).

Three animated features can be found on the list of the lucky titles selected: The Summit of the Gods by Patrick Imbert (see the article - Julianne Films – €440,000), My Sunny Maad by Czech director Michaela Pavlatova (Sacrebleu Productions - €280,000) and Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary by Rémi Chayé (Maybe Movies - €360,000).

Last but not least, five documentary features will be supported by Ile-de-France: Système K by Renaud Barret (Les Films en Vrac), Le Voyage d'Ailo by Guillaume Maidatchevsky (Borsalino Productions), Sympathy for the Pepito by Benoit Garel and Gilles Charmant (Atopic), Madagascar 1947, sur les traces des soldats malgaches by Marie-Clémence Paes (Laterit Productions) and L'Attente des femmes by Sandrine Lanno (Les Films de Pierre).

(Translated from French)

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