The CCA to support Bouli Lanners’ new road movie
by Aurore Engelen
- The CCA will back the next Bouli Lanners film, the new titles by Matthieu Donck and Kadija Leclère, as well as Rachel Lang’s and Maxime Pasque’s first ventures
The Film Selection Committee of the CCA (Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel – the film and audio-visual centre of the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles) has just awarded 2.6 million euros of aid to 50 audio-visual projects, including 17 feature films, 10 shorts, 21 documentaries and two lab films. Among these is the next feature by Bouli Lanners: Les Premiers et les Derniers is due to be shot next autumn and will feature a number of the director’s cinematographic trademarks, such as the road, the disintegration of family ties, marginalised heroes (who, in this case, are bounty hunters)… As was the case with Lanners’ previous films, Les Premiers et les Derniers will be produced by Versus Production. The two other fiction features that are receiving majority backing by the organisation and are in production are two début titles: Bao by Maxime Pasque, produced by Left Field Ventures, and Seule comme une baignoire by Rachel Lang, produced by Tarantula. The Committee also picked up Brabançonne by Vincent Bal, within the framework of the agreement between the CCA and the VAF.
Also of note in terms of scriptwriting backing is the support given to Frédéric Fonteyne’s new project, Le Grand Cirque, which was co-written with Anne Paulicevich, his scriptwriting partner. She is also an actress and has just received, together with Philippe Blasband, the Magritte Award for best screenplay for Tango Libre [+see also:
interview: Frédéric Fonteyne
film profile], Frédéric Fonteyne’s latest film. Two second films have also received backing: Ma Petite by Kadija Leclère (whose first film, Le Sac de Farine [+see also:
film profile], was among the trio of films fiercely battling it out for the Magritte Award for best film at the weekend), as well as Tribu by Matthieu Donck (Torpedo [+see also:
film profile]). The two titles deal with the difficulties of having a child; the first is angled more towards the administrative battle that adoption entails, and the second focuses more on resorting to a surrogate mother.
(Translated from French)
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