Wallimage supporta il prossimo lungometraggio di Giordano Gederlini e altri 10 progetti
- Il fondo di investimento regionale vallone sostiene 11 progetti di cui 8 lungometraggi per un importo record di 1.670.000 euro
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During its 99th session, held in exceptional circumstances, the Walloon regional fund Wallimage has chosen to distribute an amount higher than usual to support 11 audiovisual projects, including 8 feature films, in particular Entre la vie et la mort, the sophomore feature from screenwriter Giordano Gederlini, who showed his talents with Mothers' Instinct [+leggi anche:
intervista: Olivier Masset-Depasse
scheda film], Above the Law [+leggi anche:
intervista: François Troukens
scheda film] and Les Misérables [+leggi anche:
intervista: Ladj Ly
scheda film]. The thriller, set to star Spanish actor Antonio de la Torre and Marine Vacth, is produced in Belgium by Frakas and co-produced in France by Noodle Productions.
Also supported is L’Empire du Silence, a documentary by Thierry Michel, produced by Les Films de la Passerelle. The Belgian director returns to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country he has already long scrutinised and traveled, to investigate the double homicide of two United Nations experts in March 2017.
Regarding co-productions, Wallimage is supporting the new collaboration between the Belgian team of Wrong Men and the Irish Savage Productions, The Ten Steps, a horror film directed by Brendan Muldowney (Pilgrimage [+leggi anche:
scheda film]). Frakas is also helped on a second project, Vous n’aurez pas ma haine, adapted from the eponymous story from French journalist Antoine Leiris, which centres on the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, a film directed by Kilian Riedhof and co-produced with Haut et Court (France) and Komplizen Film (Germany). Frakas’ sister company Gapbusters will also be supported for Piove, directed by Gustavo Hernandez, co-produced in Italy by Propaganda Italia, and by Mother Superior Films in Uruguay.
The fund is also supporting Philippe Faucon’s new film, Harkis, starring Vincent Rottiers and Benoît Magimel, produced by Istiqlal Films (France) and co-produced in Belgium by the Dardenne brothers and Les Films du Fleuve; as well as L’Enfant Caché, from Luxembourgish producer and director Nicolas Steil, handled by Iris Productions in Luxembourg and Iris Films in Belgium.
Finally, the last feature film to be supported is animated film Chickenhare, the new project from the studio nWave (which is now putting the finishing touches to Bigfoot Family, the sequel to Bigfoot Junior [+leggi anche:
intervista: Ben Stassen
scheda film]), co-directed by Ben Stassen and Benjamin Mousquet, based on a script bought from Sony Pictures.
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