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FUNDING France

Laurent Cantet’s Arthur Rambo receives an advance on earnings from the CNC

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- The CNC announces funding for films by Emmanuel Carrère, Malek Bensmaïl, Caroline Vignal, Maxime Roy, Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh, Diane-Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe

Laurent Cantet’s Arthur Rambo receives an advance on earnings from the CNC
Director Laurent Cantet

Seven projects have been selected to receive an advance on earnings from the CNC as part of its initial 2019 session: three as part of its first college and four as part of its second. Among the films that have been selected is Laurent Cantet’s soon-to-be eighth feature film, Arthur Rambo. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2008 with The Class [+see also:
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, the filmmaker won the prize for Best New Director at San Sebastian back in 1999, as well as the César Award for Best Feature Film for Ressources humaines in 2000, before winning the Lion Award in the Cinema of the Present section at Venice in 2001 with Time Out. Her third feature, Heading South [+see also:
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, competed at Venice in 2005 and won the prize for Most Promising Actor, while Foxfire [+see also:
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won the Best Actress Award at San Sebastian in 2012, and Return to Ithaca [+see also:
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won an award at the Giornate degli Autori at Venice in 2014. Finally, her most recent film to date, The Workshop [+see also:
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, was screened at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard in 2017. Produced by Les Films de Pierre, Arthur Rambo’s screenplay was written by Fanny Burdino and Samuel Douy and was pitched as follows: Who is Karim D? A young writer committed to success? Or his alias Arthur Rambo, who posts hateful messages that are later unearthed on his Twitter feed?

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The CNC will also be supporting Le Quai de Ouistreham, the third feature by Emmanuel Carrère (Label Europa Cinemas at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2005 with The Moustache, after his documentary Retour à Kotelnitch was screened at Venice in 2003 in the New Territories section), an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Florence Aubenas, with is due to start filming imminently and stars Juliette Binoche in the main role (production: Cinéfrance and Curiosa Films).

Meursault, contre-enquête by Malek Bensmaïl will also be receiving an advance on earnings, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Kamel Daoud (Goncourt Prize in 2015 for her first novel), the film marks the director’s first foray into the world of fiction after a number of documentaries (including Checks & Balances [+see also:
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presented out of competition at Locarno in 2015, China is Stil Far [+see also:
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and Aliénations). Archipel 35 is in charge of production.

Finally, the second college has selected Cévennes, the second feature by Caroline Vignal after Other Girls (unveiled at the International Film Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2000). Production is being handled by Chapka Films.

Two first fiction features have been selected by the first college for an advance on earnings from the CNC (Les Héroïques by Maxime Roy with TS Productions and Gagarine by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, which will be produced by Haut et Court) and a documentary entitled Jusqu’à ce que la terre nous sépare by Diane-Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe (production: Les Films de Force Majeure).

(Translated from French)

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