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CANNES 2006 Selection

15 films funded by advance on receipts system

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Hats off to the French system of public film funding, with 15 features selected in the different sections of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival having been financed by advances on box office receipts from France’s Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC).

These films include three French titles in Official Competition: Flanders [+see also:
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by Bruno Dumont (3B productions - advance on receipts of €450,000), Charlie [+see also:
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by Nicole Garcia (Les productions du Trésor - €350,000) and The Singer [+see also:
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by Xavier Giannoli (Rectangle Productions - €380,000).

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Other films funded were Days of Glory [+see also:
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by Algeria’s Rachid Bouchareb (Tessalit - €500,000) and The Weakest Are Always Right [+see also:
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by Belgian director Lucas Belvaux (Agat Films & Cie - €340,000).

The CNC advance on receipts system has also benefited two features presented out of competition – Transylvania [+see also:
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by Tony Gatlif (Princes Films - €300,000) and Ici Najac, à vous la terre by Jean-Henri Meunier (Little Bear) – as well as Nouvelle Chance by Anne Fontaine (Mosca Films - €400,000), which will be shown in the Special Screenings.

In the Un Certain Regard selection, Bled Number One [+see also:
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by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche (co-produced by Sarrazink and Les Films du Losange) received an advance on receipts of €470,000 and Murderers [+see also:
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by Patrick Grandperret (Les Films du Worso), €410,000.

Les amitiés maléfiques [+see also:
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by Emmanuel Bourdieu (4 à 4 Productions), which will open the 45th International Critics’ Week, was made with an advance of €450,000. In Directors’ Fortnight, four films were funded by the CNC system: Azur et Asmar [+see also:
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by Michel Ocelot (Nord-Ouest productions), Ça brûle [+see also:
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by Claire Simon (Maïa Films - €10,000), Congorama [+see also:
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by Philippe Falardeau (Tarantula France) and Les anges exterminateurs [+see also:
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by Jean-Claude Brisseau (TS Productions - €380,000).

(Translated from French)

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