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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Belgium

Wallimage invests over €900,000 in eight projects

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- The Walloon regional investment fund is throwing its weight behind eight new projects, including the ambitious Black Swan Tales collection of features

Wallimage invests over €900,000 in eight projects
Director Patricia Mazuy, whose new project Bowling Saturne has been selected

For its 103rd session, Wallimage, the Walloon regional investment fund, is funding eight new projects with more than €900,000, including the ambitious Black Swan Tales collection of features, staged by Entre chien et Loup in Belgium. This is a set of four feature-length genre films, all standalone artistically speaking, but all produced based on the same template. It’s a system that’s been tried and tested in the USA, inspired by the feat that the company Blumhouse was able to achieve, spawning a well-known and highly successful work of the calibre of Get Out. Two of the four films will be shot in the French language, and three of them will be filmed in Wallonia. Wallimage will also back three fiction features.

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On the heels of Paul Sanchez Is Back! [+see also:
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, Les Films du Fleuve is once again partnering up with French helmer Patricia Mazuy for Bowling Saturne, in which a police superintendent has inherited the family bowling alley. The film is being produced in France by Ex-Nihilo.

Meanwhile, Tarantula is co-producing Angèle Rivière by Blandine Lenoir (Fifty Springtimes [+see also:
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), the story of a female labourer who, after accidentally getting pregnant, will get caught up in the battle to legalise abortion. The main character is played by popular actress Laure Calamy.

The Walloon regional investment fund is also throwing its weight behind Funny Birds, the second feature by Marco La Via and Hanna Ladoul (We the Coyotes [+see also:
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), a chamber comedy-drama revolving around three women from different generations who meet up again in tragic circumstances and must live together for a whole year. The movie is being co-produced in Belgium by Umedia.

Another project that was initiated in Belgium and is being supported by the fund, Des gens bien, a 6x50-minute mini-series financed by RTBF and Arte, reunites the creative team behind the successful French-language Belgian series The Break, with production duties entrusted to Belgian outfit Hélicotronc.

Lastly, Wallimage is also backing three additional projects: the documentary Addio Amore, the documentary series Light +, and the animated series La Cabane à histoires.

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(Translated from French)

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