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The CNC supports Ciel Rouge by Olivier Lorelle

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- The screenwriter who was awarded a César for Indigènes will be supported by an advance on receipts for his first feature film.

The CNC supports Ciel Rouge by Olivier Lorelle

Among the four first feature film projects selected in March by the National Centre for Cinema and the moving image (CNC)’s first commission for an advance on receipts is Ciel rouge (lit. “Red sky”) by the talented screenwriter Olivier Lorelle (photo), who this time will be behind the camera.

Olivier Lorelle won the 2007 César for Best Original Screenplay for Indigènes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jean Bréhat
interview: Rachid Bouchareb
film profile
]
and was nominated this year for the best adaptation with Omar m’a tuer (two films directed by Rachid Bouchareb with whom he also worked on Little Senegal and London River [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), but he also co-wrote, among others, the screenplays of Home [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Thierry Spicher
interview: Ursula Meier
film profile
]
by Ursula Meier, Diables by Christophe Ruggia, and Summer Games [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rolando Colla
film profile
]
by Rolando Colla.

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Ciel rouge will tell the complicated love story of a young French soldier and a Vietnamese girl his age, in 1947, at the beginning of the Indochina War. Jérôme Dopffer will be in charge of production for Les Productions Balthazar, known for Moon Child [+see also:
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by Delphine Gleize, The Queen of Hearts [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
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by Valérie Donzelli, Water Lilies [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
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by Céline Sciamma, and the co-production Rêve et silence (lit. “Dream and silence”) by Spanish director Jaime Rosales (still in post-production – read the news).

Promises of advances on receipts also went to Terre battue by Stéphane Demoustier (produced by Frédéric Jouve for Les Films Velvet), Vincent by Thomas Salvador (Christmas in July), and Les petits princes by Vianney Chesneau-Lebasque (Mes Films and Rhamsa Productions).

(Translated from French)

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