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

FINANZIAMENTI Francia

Les Particules per la Fondation Gan

di 

- In inglese: Blaise Harrison figura tra i selezionati 2017, tra cui anche Jean-Bernard Marlin, Jayro Bustamante, Meryem Benm'Barek e Florence Miailhe

Les Particules per la Fondation Gan
Director Blaise Harrison

Questo articolo è disponibile in inglese.

Yesterday evening, the Gan Foundation for Film, which this year celebrates 30 years of supporting first and second feature-film projects, unveiled the list of its five selected projects for 2017.

Standing out among them is Particles [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Blaise Harrison
scheda film
]
, which will be the feature-length fiction debut by French-Swiss filmmaker Blaise Harrison, who turned heads with the documentaries Armand, 15 ans l’été (a medium-length film presented in the 2011 Directors’ Fortnight) and Harmony [+leggi anche:
trailer
scheda film
]
 (a feature revealed in the competitive Filmmakers of the Present section at Locarno in 2013).

(L'articolo continua qui sotto - Inf. pubblicitaria)

Written by the director together with Mariette Désert, the story revolves around 17-year-old PA and his gang of friends, who are slogging through their final year at secondary school at the foot of the Jura Mountains. One-hundred metres beneath their feet, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, is causing proton collisions that enable scientists to detect as-yet unknown particles. As winter descends on the region and PA becomes aware that the world is changing all around him, he begins to sense unusual glowing and distortions in the landscape, and tiny changes in the environment... According to Harrison, the film will sit "at a genre crossroads. It’s a trip that rekindles adolescent emotions, a minimalistic and hypnotic ‘teen movie’, a kind of clash between teen chronicle and fantastic film. On one hand, you’ve got this essential research into the creation of the universe, and on the other, the ordinary day-to-day life of teenagers in a somewhat peculiar setting, crossed with the biggest particle accelerator in the world and dominated by the imposing peaks of the Haut-Jura, the real backbone of the country. Three different levels, three worlds bound by a certain essence, which end up meeting.”

Produced by Estelle Fialon for Les Films du Poisson (which also partnered up with the director on his two previous films), Particles will be co-produced by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma and by Swiss outfit Bande à part Films, and has also secured backing from the CNC’s advance on receipts, the Centre region, the MEDIA programme and the SSA grant. The shoot will kick off in the Ain department in January. 

The Gan Foundation will also be supporting Shéhérazade [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
scheda film
]
 by Jean-Bernard MarlinTremblings [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Jayro Bustamante
scheda film
]
 by Jayro Bustamante (produced by Tu Vas Voir – see the article) and Sofia [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Meryem Benm'Barek
scheda film
]
 by Meryem Benm'Barek (Curiosa Films). We should also highlight that this year’s Special Prize was given to the animated film La Traversée by Florence Miailhe (produced by Les Films de l'Arlequin – see the news). Lastly, a “30 Years” Award was bestowed upon L'Image originelle, a series of portraits of filmmakers, set to be directed by Pierre-Henri Gibert and being produced by Caïman Productions.

The Gan Foundation for Film has supported more than 180 films (which have won 31 César Awards, 15 prizes at Cannes and more than 300 accolades around the world) since it was founded, investing a total of almost €30 million. Standing out among the works backed previously are the recent titles Bloody Milk [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Hubert Charuel
scheda film
]
 by Hubert CharuelUntil the Birds Return [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Karim Moussaoui
scheda film
]
 by Karim MoussaouiM [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Sara Forestier
scheda film
]
 by Sara ForestierOblivion Verses [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Alireza Khatami
scheda film
]
 by Alireza KhatamiAfter the War [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Annarita Zambrano
scheda film
]
 by Annarita ZambranoDivines [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Houda Benyamina
scheda film
]
 by Houda BenyaminaMy Life as a Zucchini [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Claude Barras
scheda film
]
 by Claude BarrasMercenary [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Sacha Wolff
scheda film
]
 by Sacha WolffThe Red Turtle [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
scheda film
]
 by Michaël Dudok de WitDogs [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Bogdan Mirica
scheda film
]
 by Bogdan Mirica and Long Way North [+leggi anche:
trailer
scheda film
]
 by Rémy Chayé. Other noteworthy upcoming films are Woman at War [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Benedikt Erlingsson
intervista: Benedikt Erlingsson
scheda film
]
 by Iceland’s Benedikt Erlingsson (see the article), the animated titles The Bear's Famous Invasion [+leggi anche:
recensione
trailer
intervista: Lorenzo Mattotti
scheda film
]
 by Italy’s Lorenzo Mattotti and Mr. Wu by Patrick ZachmannnCornelius, the Howling Miller [+leggi anche:
trailer
scheda film
]
 by Yann Le Quellec (set to be released in France on 2 May 2018 – see the article), and L'Etat sauvage by David Perrault.

(Tradotto dal francese)

Ti è piaciuto questo articolo? Iscriviti alla nostra newsletter per ricevere altri articoli direttamente nella tua casella di posta.