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Arte France Cinéma backs Le Daim by Quentin Dupieux

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- The upcoming works by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmèche, Mohamed Ben Attia, and duo Felipe Barbosa and Clara Linhart will also be co-produced by the French-German channel

Arte France Cinéma backs Le Daim by Quentin Dupieux
Director Quentin Dupieux

Arte France Cinéma’s (managed by Olivier Père) fifth selection committee of 2017 has decided to get involved in the co-production and pre-purchasing of four projects. Standing out among them is Le Daim, which will be the seventh feature by Quentin Dupieux, following Steak [+see also:
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 (2007), Rubber [+see also:
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 (Cannes Critics’ Week in 2010), Wrong [+see also:
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 (in competition at Sundance in 2012), Wrong Cops [+see also:
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 (Piazza Grande at Locarno in 2013), Reality [+see also:
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 (Venice Orizzonti in 2014) and Au poste (currently in post-production – see the article). Staged by Atelier de Production, this dark comedy will star Jean Dujardin as Georges, who abandons his suburban home and packs everything in overnight to buy himself the 100% suede jacket of his dreams. This purchase costs him all his savings and turns into an obsession. George’s combination of possessiveness and jealousy will end up plunging him into a crime frenzy...

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Arte France Cinéma has also selected Terminal Sud, which will be the sixth feature by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmèche, following Wesh, Wesh, What’s Happening? (2001), Back Home [+see also:
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 (Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2006), Dernier maquis [+see also:
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 (Directors’ Fortnight in 2008), Smugglers’ Songs [+see also:
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 (in competition at Locarno in 2011) and The Story of Judas [+see also:
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(Berlinale Forum in 2015). Starring Ramzy Bediah and Leïla Bekhti, and teetering halfway between a war tale and a political thriller, his new film will depict the life of a hospital doctor immersed in an atmosphere of terror and violence during the Algerian Civil War in the 1990s, torn between his feelings for his partner exiled in France and his sense of duty. The production will be staged by Sarrazink and Les Films du Lendemain.

Arte France Cinéma will also be supporting Domingo by Fellipe Barbosa (in competition at Rotterdam in 2014 with Casa Grande, Visionary Award in the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2017 with Gabriel and the Mountain [+see also:
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) and Clara Linhart, which will be an ensemble film offering multiple points of view within an upper-class Brazilian family, and which will unfold over the course of one day, 1 January 2003, as Brazil celebrates the historic inauguration of President Lula. Production duties will be handled by French outfit Damned Films, together with Brazil’s Pureza and Gamarosa.

The fourth title to be selected at this session is Weldi by Mohamed Ben Attia, who won two awards at Berlin in 2016 with his feature debut, Hedi [+see also:
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. Produced by Tanit Films (France), Nomadis Images (Tunisia) and Les Films du Fleuve (Belgium), the film will paint a portrait of a petty bourgeois couple who harbour high hopes for their only son, and who discover out of the blue that he has left for Syria. The father will set off on a trip to Turkey in an effort to locate his child and find answers to questions about his own life.

As a reminder, Arte France Cinéma is supporting the upcoming movies by Nuri Bilge CeylanJia ZhangkeAlice RohrwacherMia Hansen-LoveKleber Mendonça FilhoOlivier AssayasPawel PawlikowskiPhilippe FauconLeos CaraxCorneliu PorumboiuNadav LapidCédric KahnClaire BurgerMati DiopArthur HarariMikhaël HersEmmanuel MouretGustave Kervern and Benoît DelépineChristophe HonoréBenoît JacquotNicolas PariserJean-Bernard MarlinJayro BustamanteHafsia HerziDror Moreh, and the duo Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, in addition to animated films helmed by Florence Miailhe and Michel Ocelot.

(Translated from French)

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