CNC lends support to Louis-Do de Lencquesaing’s Au galop
by Fabien Lemercier
18/10/2011 - Among the five first feature film projects kept at the October session of the advance on receipts of the National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNC) the first film as director by actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing [photo] (discovered in The father of my children [trailer, film focus] and featuring many times in Cannes last May in Polisse [trailer, film focus], The Silence of Joan [trailer], My Little Princess [trailer] and L’Apollonide [trailer]) stand out.
Filming began yesterday in Normandy, and the cast includes Marthe Keller, Italy’s Valentina Cervi, Alice de Lencquesaing, the director himself, Xavier Beauvois, Denis Podalydès, Laurent Capelutto, Ralph Amoussou, Jeanne La Fonta and Jicey Carina.
Written by Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, the screenplay centres on Ada, who is happy with her life, or so she thinks. Apart from the usual domestic worries, everything was fine. She had had a child, her life was well organised, but then she meets Paul, a writer living alone with his daughter who has lost his father just before the pair meet. Ada’s life takes on a new pace. It was about time…
Produced by Didier Creste and Gaëlle Bayssière for Everybody On Deck, Au galop is co-produced with Hérodiade, pre-sales from Canal + and support from Soficinéma. Filming will take place until December 2, mainly in Paris. Distribution to French cinemas and international sales will be led by Pyramide.
The CNC also selected Hier for advance on receipts, by Hungary’s Bálint Kenyeres (see the article - co-produced by French company Les Films de l’Après-Midi), Edouard Deluc’s Mariage à Mendoza (Bizibi Productions), Alain Choquart’s Une rivière verte et silencieuse (Le Bureau) and Jean Denizot’s La belle vie (Mezzanine Films).
(Translated from French)