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Mathieu Amalric's Serre moins fort mélo(drame) receives an advance on earnings from the CNC

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- The CNC will also support the next films by Lucas Belvaux, Raoul Peck, Rachel Lang, Samuel Theis, Sepideh Farsi and the duo Denis Robert and Yannick Kergoat

Mathieu Amalric's Serre moins fort mélo(drame) receives an advance on earnings from the CNC
The actor-director Mathieu Amalric's project Serre moins fort mélo(drame) will receive an advance on earnings from the CNC

Six projects were selected as part of the second college’s fifth 2018 session for an advance on earnings from the CNC. Among them is Mathieu Amalric's Serre moins fort mélo(drama), which will be the director's eighth feature after Barbara [+see also:
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(awarded in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2017, winner of the Louis-Delluc Award and Jean Vigo Award in the same year, and in receipt of nine César nominations in 2018 with two wins, including for Best Actress), The Blue Room [+see also:
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(also unveiled in the Un Certain Regard section in 2014) and On Tour [+see also:
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(Best Director Prize at Cannes in 2010). Production will be handled by Les Films du Poisson.

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The CNC will also be supporting the Franco-Belgian co-production Des hommes, Lucas Belvaux's 11th feature (in competition at Cannes in 2006 with The Right of the Weakest [+see also:
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, having previously opened Rotterdam Film Festival in 2012 with 38 Witnesses (One Night) [+see also:
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), an adaptation of Laurent Mauvignier's novel about veterans of the Algerian war. Produced by Synecdoche, the film, which is due to be co-produced by Artemis, has already received funding from Eurimages.

Also due to receive an advance on earnings is Les Cris, the sixth feature film by Raoul Peck, adirector accustomed to major festivals (in competition at Locarno in 1988, Cannes in 1993, Berlin in 2005, the Directors' Fortnight in 2000, the Berlinale Special in 2010, the Panorama in 2014 and out of competition at Berlin in 2017 with The Young Karl Marx [+see also:
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) and also appreciated for his documentaries (in particular I Am Not Your Negro [+see also:
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, nominated for an Oscar in 2017 and winner of the César Award in 2018). Co-written with Pascal Bonitzer, the director's new film will be produced by Velvet Film.

The CNC has selected two second feature film projects: the French-Belgian co-production Mon légionnaire by Rachel Lang (read the article - director known for Baden Baden [+see also:
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), which is being produced by Chevaldeuxtrois and Wrong Men, and Samuel Theis' Petite Nature (co-director of Party Girl [+see also:
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and winner of the Camera d'Or and the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes in 2014) to be produced by Avenue B.

Also on the list is the animated project La Sirène by Sepideh Farsi (read the article - screenplay by Djavad Djavahery - produced by Les Films d'Ici and co-produced by the Belgian outfit Lunanime) and a documentary project entitled La Très Grande Évasion by Denis Robert (a famous investigative journalist who covered the Clearstream affair, which went onto inspire The Clearstream Affair [+see also:
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) and Yannick Kergoat, which will be produced by Le Bureau.

The results of the first college of 2018’s final session were also announced, with five first feature film projects selected: Garçon chiffon by Nicolas Maury (co-written with Sophie Fillières and Maud Ameline - produced by CG Cinéma), Le Grand Marin by the Russian actress Dinara Droukarova (screenplay by Raphaëlle Desplechin and Gilles Taurand - produced by Rouge International), La Troisième Guerre by Giovanni Aloi (co-written by Dominique Baumard - produced by Capricci Films and Bien ou Bien Productions), Vacances by Béatrice de Staël and Julien Léo Wolfenstein (produced by Films Grand Huit and RNB! Films) and Mémoire pour Anne Grandjean qui changea d’habit, de nom et de sexe by Jean-Claude Monod (production: Les Films d’Ici).

Lastly, the CNC has unveiled the first list of projects selected under the new funding scheme for genre films. Targeting fantasy, science fiction and horror, the 2018 selection (the 2019 edition will focus on musicals) has awarded funding of up to €500,000 to La Nuée by Just Philippot (screenplay by Jérôme Genevray and Franck Victor – production: Capricci Production and The Joker Films), Ogre by Arnaud Malherbe, (produced by Gloria Films) and Else by Thibault Emin (produced by Tobina Film).

(Translated from French)

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