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FUNDING Belgium

Lucas Belvaux and Rachel Lang supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre

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- For its final session of 2018, the CCA is throwing its weight behind 42 new projects, including three features that are poised to enter production

Lucas Belvaux and Rachel Lang supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre
Directors Lucas Belvaux and Rachel Lang

The Film Selection Committee of the Film and Audiovisual Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation has just announced that it is supporting 42 new films, including the latest projects by Lucas BelvauxRachel Lang and Patrick Ridremont.

A total of €2.2 million will thus be granted to 13 features, eight short films, 18 creative documentaries and three experimental films, which are receiving guaranteed writing, development or production support.

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While Joachim Lafosse’s Keep Going [+see also:
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, an adaptation of the novel by Laurent Mauvignier, has just been released in Belgian theatres, the French author is about to have another one of his books adapted, as Lucas Belvaux is bringing The Wound to the big screen. The novel is about the Algerian War and its consequences on a small group of men, and the film version is being produced by Artemis Productions in Belgium and Synecdoque in France. Apparently, Catherine Frot and Gérard Depardieu will be among the cast. 

With Mon légionnaire, Rachel Lang (Baden Baden [+see also:
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), who recently won funding from the Gan Foundation, explores the world of the French Foreign Legion, the crème de la crème of the country’s army. The movie, which is scheduled to be shot in the spring on Corsica and in Eastern France, is being produced in France by Chevaldeuxtrois and in Belgium by Wrong Men (see the news).

Six years after his feature debut, Dead Man Talking [+see also:
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 (nominated for the César Award for Best Foreign Film in 2014), Patrick Ridremont is back with Le Calendrier, which follows the trials and tribulations of Eva, a former swimming champion who is now a paraplegic, and who receives a strange Advent calendar containing surprises, which are sometimes pleasant, but more often than not terrifying. It is being produced by Frakas Productions

Other lucky recipients of support include Emmanuel Marre (the man behind the medium-length films D’un château l’autre and Le Film de l’été, which have been festooned with awards at various festivals), who has received development support for Rien à foutre (also a Wrong Men production), while David Lambert (Beyond the Walls [+see also:
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All Yours [+see also:
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Troisièmes noces [+see also:
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) and Marta Bergman (Alone at My Wedding [+see also:
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, presented last May in the ACID section at Cannes) are the recipients of writing support for their new films, Les Tortues and Sans empreinte.

(Translated from French)

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