Four Belgian majority co-productions supported by Wallimage
by Aurore Engelen
06/07/2012 - Wallimage has just announced the results of its 45th feature film session and its 10th animation film session. The latter granted aid to a very ambitious project inspired by French comics artist Jacques Tardi's visual universe, whose work is now to feature on the big screen for the second time after The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec [trailer]. Un monde truqué (lit. “A rigged world”) takes us back to 1941, in an alternative Paris in which the world oddly seems to have stopped during the industrial revolution. Why? Because the greatest scientists have all been kidnapped... The film is co-produced by Need, who is launching into animation for the first time.
As for feature films, Wallimage is supporting four majority co-productions out of the five film projects it has selected, which is rare enough to be noted! Two Benoît from Namur, Mariage and Poelvoorde, will again act side-by-side (after Cowboy [trailer, film focus] and The Carriers Are Waiting) in Akwaba, the story of a football agent specialised in representing promising young African players. The film, to be partly shot in the Ivory Coast, is produced by Michael Goldberg (MG Productions) and Boris Van Gils (Dolce Vita), who also worked together on Viva Riva ! [trailer] by Djo Munga.
Ismaël Saïdi’s first Belgian film Moroccan Gigolos, produced by Frakas Production, has also received support.
(Translated from French)