The CNC supports Ciel Rouge by Olivier Lorelle
by Fabien Lemercier
27/03/2012 - Among the four first feature film projects selected in March by the National Centre for Cinema and the moving image (CNC)’s first commission for an advance on receipts is Ciel rouge (lit. “Red sky”) by the talented screenwriter Olivier Lorelle (photo), who this time will be behind the camera.
Olivier Lorelle won the 2007 César for Best Original Screenplay for Indigènes [trailer, film focus] and was nominated this year for the best adaptation with Omar m’a tuer (two films directed by Rachid Bouchareb with whom he also worked on Little Senegal and London River [trailer]), but he also co-wrote, among others, the screenplays of Home [trailer, film focus] by Ursula Meier, Diables by Christophe Ruggia, and Summer Games [trailer, film focus] by Rolando Colla.
Ciel rouge will tell the complicated love story of a young French soldier and a Vietnamese girl his age, in 1947, at the beginning of the Indochina War. Jérôme Dopffer will be in charge of production for Les Productions Balthazar, known for Moon Child [trailer] by Delphine Gleize, The Queen of Hearts [trailer] by Valérie Donzelli, Water Lilies [trailer] by Céline Sciamma, and the co-production Rêve et silence (lit. “Dream and silence”) by Spanish director Jaime Rosales (still in post-production – read the news).
Promises of advances on receipts also went to Terre battue by Stéphane Demoustier (produced by Frédéric Jouve for Les Films Velvet), Vincent by Thomas Salvador (Christmas in July), and Les petits princes by Vianney Chesneau-Lebasque (Mes Films and Rhamsa Productions).
(Translated from French)