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Philippe Garrel’s La lune crevée receives a CNC advance on receipts

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- The French film centre will also support upcoming features by the directorial duo Chad Chenouga and Christine Paillard, as well as by Stéphane Demoustier, Barbet Schroeder and Claus Drexel

Philippe Garrel’s La lune crevée receives a CNC advance on receipts
Director Philippe Garrel

Five projects have been selected during the first 2022 session of the CNC’s third advance on receipts committee (for fourth feature films onwards).

Standing tall among them is La lune crevée, which will be the 28th fiction feature film by Philippe Garrel who has been selected to compete six times in Venice (scooping the Silver Lion in 1991 and 2005), once in Berlin (with The Salt of Tears [+see also:
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in 2020), and once in Cannes (in 2008), as well as appearing a further five times in the latter’s Directors’ Fortnight sidebar (with In The Shadow of Women [+see also:
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in 2015 and Lover For a Day [+see also:
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in 2017, to name just two). This latest opus of his will star his own three children for the very first time: Louis, Esther and Léna Garrel. Written by the director alongside Jean-Claude Carrière, Arlette Langmann and Caroline Deruas, the story charts the fantastic yet tragic destiny of three puppet artist siblings. The cast also stars Aurélien Recoing, Damien Mongin, Francine Bergé, Mathilde Weil and Asma Messaoudene. Steered by Rectangle Productions together with Swiss firm Close Up Films, the project is further supported by Arte France Cinéma.

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An advance on receipts is also winging its way to Pourquoi tu souris by Chad Chenouga and Christine Paillard (who co-wrote her co-director’s two most recent opuses). This will be the former’s 4th feature film after Mes Fantômes (screened in Locarno’s Cinéastes du Présent section in 2001), Do It Right [+see also:
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(honoured with a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2018 Lumière Awards) and Le Principal (currently in post-production – read our article). TS Productions are managing the project.

The CNC is also throwing its weight behind Borgo, Stéphane Demoustier’s 4th feature film after 40-Love [+see also:
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(screened in Venice’s Critics’ Week 2014), Cléo & Paul [+see also:
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(awarded a Special Mention in Berlin’s Generation 14plus line-up in 2018) and The Girl With A Bracelet [+see also:
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(unveiled on Locarno’s Piazza Grande in 2019, scooping the Best Screenplay Lumière and the Best Adapted Screenplay César in 2021). Production is entrusted to Petit Film.

Last but not least, two documentary projects jostle among the lucky few awarded an advance on receipts: Ricardo et la peinture by Barbet Schroeder (produced by Charles Gillibert on behalf of Les Films du Losange) and Les Vieux by Claus Drexel (shortlisted for the Louis-Delluc Prize in 2014 thanks to Au bord du monde [+see also:
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, nominated for the genre César in 2019 via America [+see also:
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and well-received last year in Ladies of the Wood [+see also:
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), whose production is overseen by Gloria Films.

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(Translated from French)

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