The CNC backs La tête haute by Emmanuelle Bercot
by Fabien Lemercier
- Advance on receipts as well for Raphaël Nadjari, Danièle Arbid, J.F. Ossang, Ounie Leconte and Bojena Horackova
Six feature film projects have been selected by the 5th session 2013 of the college of the advance on receipts of the CNC. Amongst them, La tête haute [+see also:
interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
film profile] stands out: it will be the 5th feature by Emmanuelle Bercot, who already had three films showcased in the most important festivals: Clément (Certain Regard in Cannes in 2001), Backstage [+see also:
film profile] (out of competition in Venice in 2005) and On My Way [+see also:
film profile] (in competition this year in Berlin). Produced by Les Films du Kiosque, La tête haute should begin filming next spring in Brittany. The story follows the journey of Malony from 6 to 18 years old, a young delinquent in distress, whom a family court judge (probably played by Catherine Deneuve) and an educator tirelessly try to save.
The CNC also chose Yzkor [+see also:
film profile] by Raphaël Nadjari (production The French Connection), a much appreciated director in great festivals with four titles selected for Cannes (Tehilim in competition in 2007, The Shade at the Certain Regard in 1999, Apartment #5C and A Strange Course of Events at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2002 and 2013) and two in Berlin (I'm Josh Polonski's Brother in the Forum in 2001 and Avanim for the Panorama in 2004).
An advance also for 9 doigts by J.F. Ossang, a project without a producer for now which will be the director’s 5th feature after Trésor des Iles Chiennes (1991) and L'affaire des Divisions Morituri (1985), both screened at the Directors’ Fortnight, Docteur Chance (in competition in Locarno in 1998) and Dharma Guns [+see also:
film profile] (discovered in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Mostra in 2010).
It is also worth mentioning Je vous souhaite d'être follement aimée [+see also:
film profile] by Ounie Lecomte, produced by Gloria Films. The director’s first feature, A Brand New Life [+see also:
film profile], was presented in a Special Screening out of competition in Cannes in 2009 and won a Special Mention at the Berlinale in 2010 in the Generation Kplus section.
Finally, an advance promise also went to Walden by Bojena Horackova (production Sedna Films) which will be the third film of the Czech director living in France after Mirek n'est pas parti (1996) and A l'Est de moi (2009).
(Translated from French)