screen.brussels supporting the mysterious new film by Stephan Streker
by Aurore Engelen
- For its tenth session, the Brussels regional investment fund is backing the new movie by the Belgian director, which is currently being shot shrouded in the utmost secrecy
For its second session of 2019, the screen.brussels fund has accepted 12 projects, seven of which are being fully funded in Belgium. Among the projects are five features, three TV series, two documentary series, one webseries and one batch of short films.
One of the features being supported is the new film by Stephan Streker. Much like he did in A Wedding [+see also:
interview: Stephan Streker
film profile], the Brussels-born director is taking on a news story that hit the headlines in his home country – hence the utmost secrecy surrounding the shoot. What we do know is that the cast includes Belgian actor Jérémie Renier, Alma Jodorowsky, actress-director Emmanuelle Bercot and Félix Maritaud. The movie, which will supposedly be entitled Enfant Terrible, is being produced by Daylight Films in Belgium and by Formosa Production in France.
Three additional Belgian films are being backed by the fund, and all three are being produced entirely in Belgium.
In the wake of The Sex Life of the Belgians, Camping Cosmos and La Vie politique des Belges, director and anarchist Jan Bucquoy is helming a new instalment in the oeuvre he devised to pay homage to his home country: La Dernière tentation des Belges. Among the cast of the film, produced by Stenola, we find actor Wim Willaert, singer Alice on the roof, who will be making her big-screen debut, and comedian Alex Vizorek.
Spaceboy, a children’s film directed by Olivier Pairoux, follows the story of 11-year-old Jim, a gifted dreamer who decides to secretly build a hot-air balloon in order to prove to his father that you can achieve anything when you believe in your dreams. Actors Basile Grunberger (who rose to fame in Our Struggles [+see also:
interview: Guillaume Senez
film profile]) and Yannick Renier topline the movie, which is being staged by Kwassa Films, as is Losers Revolution, the feature debut by Thomas Ancora and Gregory Beghin (see the news), which has also received backing.
The fund is also throwing its weight behind Do You Do You St Tropez by France’s Nicolas Benamou (Babysitting [+see also:
film profile]), written by Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier and Jean-François Halin, the cast of which includes actor Christian Clavier, flanked by Gérard Depardieu, Jérôme Commandeur and Benoît Poelvoorde. The movie is being produced by Curiosa Films and Ouille Productions in France, and by Umedia in Belgium.
(Translated from French)
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