email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

PRODUCTION / FUNDING Belgium

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre is throwing its weight behind the Dardenne brothers’ work Tori et Lokita

by 

- The institution’s Film Selection Committee is supporting 109 new projects following its two final sessions of 2020

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre is throwing its weight behind the Dardenne brothers’ work Tori et Lokita
The Dardenne brothers, whose project Tori et Lokita is selected by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre (© Aurore Engelen)

The Film Selection Committee of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre has just announced the results of its last two sessions of 2020, with 41 feature films, 20 short films, 44 creative documentaries and 4 Lab Films set to benefit from the institute’s support.

Among these films, 10 full-length works have been awarded a production grant, including Tori et Lokita, the new film by the Dardenne brothers who are returning after their recent offering Young Ahmed [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
film profile
]
(which won them the Best Director trophy in Cannes 2019). The film will look back on the friendship uniting two youngsters who have travelled alone from Africa and find themselves contending with the cruel conditions of their exile in Belgium. Shooting should unfold in the summer while auditions for the two main roles are currently underway, with the filmmakers expected to showcase new faces once again. The film will be produced by the company owned by the brothers together with their producer Delphine Tomson, Les Films du Fleuve, alongside Archipel 35 in France.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Another two duos are set to receive support: Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (Lost in Paris [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
film profile
]
, The Fairy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
film profile
]
, Rumba [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Dominique Abel and Fiona Go…
film profile
]
) are preparing their latest film L’étoile filante, produced by Courage mon amour (Belgium) and Moteur S’il Vous Plait Production (France), while Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jimenez (By the Name of Tania [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Lié…
film profile
]
) are working on Fuga, produced by Clin d’Oeil Films (Belgium) and Tu vas voir (France).

Vanja D’Alcantara (Beyond the Steppes, Kokoro [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) is making her return with Vancouver, produced by Iota Productions and Savage Film (Belgium) in league with Le Bureau (France), as is Marta Bergman (Alone At My Wedding [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marta Bergman
film profile
]
) with L’Enfant bélier, produced by Frakas Productions (Belgium) and Bidibul Productions (Luxembourg).

Having previously revisited the past in Bye Bye Germany [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Sam Garbarski is now projecting himself into the future with Perfect Boyfriend, with the help of previous production partners Entre Chien et loup, whereas Valéry Rosier (Parasol [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) is returning with Lundi, once again produced by Wrong Men, which homes in on an undertaker for… domestic animals.

Last but not least on the list of the lucky few are two debut feature films: Le plus vivant possible by Delphine Girard (whose short work A Sister was an Oscar contender last year), which is produced by Versus Production and which just won an award at the Les Arcs Film Festival (read our news), and Dalva by Emmanuelle Nicot (A l’arraché), produced by Hélicotronc.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

(Translated from French)

Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.

Privacy Policy