Screen.brussels to support new projects by Ari Folman, Frédéric Fonteyne and Diane Kurys
- The fund will be supporting ten projects worth €1 million in its 6th session: four Belgian documentaries, two TV series, and four feature films
Four feature films, four documentaries and two TV series are due to receive financial support on the occasion of the 6th screen.brussels session (Brussels' regional investment fund), including the new films by Ari Folman, Frederic Fonteyne and Diane Kurys.
Where is Anne Frank [+see also:
interview: Ari Folman
film profile], the new film by the Israeli director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir [+see also:
film profile], The Congress [+see also:
film profile]), is a fresh take on Anne Frank's diary, following the footsteps of the girl's imaginary friend, Kitty. The film will primarily be made in Brussels and produced by the studio Walking the Dog.
Announced a few days ago, Frédéric Fonteyne is about to start filming his fifth feature film, Working Girls [+see also:
interview: Anne Paulicevich and Frédér…
film profile], starring Sara Forestier and Noémie Lvovsky. Screen.brussels will therefore be assisting Versus with production.
The fund will also be supporting the Italian feature Five is The Perfect Number, the debut film by the famous cartoonist Igort. The film was co-produced in Belgium by Potemkino and the cast boasts both Italian and international stars such as Toni Servillo and Valeria Golino.
The final feature film to receive support is Ma Mère est folle [+see also:
film profile], brought to Belgium by Nexus Factory. The feature tells the fantastic story of Nina who is trying to reconnect with her son, and is set in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. This is Diane Kurys' latest instalment (Diabolo menthe, The Children of the Century, Sagan [+see also:
film profile]) and stars Fanny Ardant and the singer Vianney in his first role.
Note that for this session, screen.brussels will also be supporting four Belgian documentary feature films: Bains publics by Kita Bauchet (Altitude 100 Production), Nos aubes perdues by Eric d’Agostino (Neon Rouge), Remember Souvenir by Nicolas Dedecker and Benoit Baudson (Artémis Productions) and Totems et Tabous by Daniel Cattier (Simple Productions).
(Translated from French)
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