Advance on receipts for 17 Filles
by Fabien Lemercier
14/04/2010 - Four feature film screenplays were selected at the latest session of the first advance on receipts committee of the National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNC).
The chosen projects include Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s 17 Filles (“17 Girls”), produced by Denis Freyd for Archipel 35. The film already has co-production support and a pre-acquisition from Arte France Cinéma.
The Coulin sisters will shoot 17 Filles in Lorient in Brittany this summer. Set in a little crisis-stricken town by the ocean, the film will recount how 17 teenage girls from the same high school together make an unexpected decision. Although neither the adults nor the boys understand their decision or what they want, one thing is certain: the girls’ lives are about to change.
The pledge of an advance on receipts was also made to Belgian director Henri Liebman’s Je Suis Supporter du Standard (“I’m A Supporter of Standard”, produced by Julien Berlan for 1.85 Films); Elie Wajeman’s Alyah (produced by Philippe Martin for Les Films Pelléas and Lola Gans for 24 Mai Production), a previous prize-winner at Emergence; and Kaveh Bakhtiari’s documentary L’escale (“Stopover”).
(Translated from French)