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Noé Debré’s Le dernier des Juifs scoops a CNC advance on receipts

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- The French film centre will also lend its support to first fiction features by Léa Todorov and Stephan Castang, as well as the animated project Le Noël des animaux

Noé Debré’s Le dernier des Juifs scoops a CNC advance on receipts
Writer-director Noé Debré

Four debut feature film projects have been selected for support during the fourth 2021 session of the CNC’s first advance on receipts committee.

Standing tall among these is Le dernier des Juifs, which will be the first feature film directed by screenwriter Noé Debré. Nominated for 2016’s Best Screenplay César by way of Dheepan [+see also:
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, having also written Stillwater, Racer and the Jailbird [+see also:
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, Le Brio [+see also:
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, Cowboys [+see also:
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and Smart Ass [+see also:
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, as well as the Parlement [+see also:
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series, to name just a few works, Noé Debré first forays into film direction came by way of three short works: On n’est pas des animaux (in competition in Sundance 2021), A Progressive Girl and The Seventh Continent (in Clermont-Ferrand’s national competition in 2020 and 2018). Le dernier des Juifs, whose story is being kept under wraps for the time being, will commence filming in the spring and will be produced by Moonshaker.

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An advance on receipts has also been granted to the French-Italian co-production La nouvelle femme [+see also:
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 by Léa Todorov, which featured among the Emergence film direction residency’s 2021 selection (read our news, which includes a mini-synopsis). Shooting on this production, steered by Grégoire Debailly on behalf of Geko Films in league with Carlo Cresto Dina on behalf of Tempesta, is scheduled to kick off in March 2022.

The CNC will also be throwing its weight behind Vincent Must Die [+see also:
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 by Stephan Castang. Produced by Capricci Production and Bobi Lux in league with Arte France Cinéma, and written by Mathieu Naert, the project should include Karim Leklou and Vimala Pons in its cast. As for the story, protagonist Vincent is attacked out of nowhere and for no apparent reason by a group of people who try to kill him. He tries to carry on with life as usual, but when things begin to spiral out of control he is forced to run away and change the way he lives…

Last but not least, an advance on receipts is also winging its way to the animated film Le Noël des animaux, which will be composed of five chapters based around a Christmas theme. Six women directors from all over the world (Camille Alméras, Caroline Attia, Ceylan Beyoglu, Oleysha Shchukina, Haruna Kishi and Natalia Chernysheva) are set to work on this production steered by Les Valseurs.

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(Translated from French)

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