Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat voted Best Producers of the Year
by Fabien Lemercier
- The duo from Why Not has once again won the Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award, making it the third victory for Caucheteux and the second for Sorlat
Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat, who head up Paris-based outfit Why Not Productions, have taken home the ninth Daniel Toscan du Plantier Award, handed out by the Academy of Film Arts and Techniques to acknowledge the best producers of 2015. The duo were crowned once before in 2010, and Pascal Caucheteux was victorious on his own in 2009, which brings his running total over his career to three trophies, thus making him the overall record holder in terms of the number of wins (ahead of Sylvie Pialat and also Grégoire Sorlat, who have snagged two awards each).
Why Not recently produced Dheepan [+see also:
Q&A: Jacques Audiard
film profile] by Jacques Audiard (which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and has nine nominations for the César Awards, which will be handed out next Friday; it also racked up 660,000 admissions in France), My Golden Days [+see also:
film profile] by Arnaud Desplechin (which was premiered in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, 11 nominations for the Césars, 216,000 admissions) and The Sweet Escape [+see also:
film profile] by Bruno Podalydès (one nomination for the Césars, 500,000 admissions).
For the record, Why Not currently has Aventura Park [+see also:
Q&A: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
film profile] by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, I, Daniel Blake by the UK’s Ken Loach and Blood Father by Jean-François Richet (an English-language film starring Mel Gibson) in post-production. Standing out among its films in production is the eagerly awaited animated feature The Red Turtle [+see also:
film profile] by Dutch filmmaker Michaël Dudok De Wit (read the news), and among the projects we find the upcoming movies by Audiard (most likely an English-language film, with the adaptation of the novel The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt, which unfolds during the gold rush in California), Desplechin, Bruno Podalydès and Richet (the diptych Lafayette: Révolution Américaine and Lafayette: Révolution Française), but also the feature-length directorial debut by actress Karole Rocher and You Were Never Really Here by Scottish director Lynne Ramsay.
(Translated from French)
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