Louise Michel scoops Best Screenplay at San Sebastian
The third feature by Kervern and Delépine after Aaltra and Avida [+see also:
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film profile] stars Belgian actors Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners and Benoît Poelvoorde alongside France’s Albert Dupontel, Philippe Katerine and Mathieu Kassovitz (who also produced the film).
The title takes the form of a burlesque chase led by a woman worker and an incompetent contract killer, as they try to track down a lawless boss who wants to relocate his company. The MNP Entreprise production was made for €2.56m. This included co-production backing from Arte France Cinéma, an advance on receipts from the National Film Centre (CNC), and pre-sales from Canal + and Ciné Cinéma.
This year’s winner of the Golden Shell for Best Film at San Sebastian is Pandora’s Box [+see also:
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Meanwhile, the Jury Prize awarded to Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf’s Two-Legged Horse brings reflected glory to France’s Wild Bunch, co-producer and seller of the film.
(Translated from French)
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