screen.brussels to support Joachim Lafosse’s new movie


– Brussel’s regional investment fund is backing the director’s new feature film Un silence, starring Emmanuelle Devos and Daniel Auteuil

screen.brussels to support Joachim Lafosse’s new movie

Director Joachim Lafosse (© Kris Dewitte)

Within the framework of its 19th session, the Brussels-based regional investment fund screen.brussels is throwing its weight behind 9 projects to the tune of one million Euros.

These include Joachim Lafosse’s new offering Un silence, which is due to begin shooting in August, a year after the director presented his previous film The Restless [+see also:
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in competition in Cannes just ahead of its release last autumn. The subject of the movie is being kept under wraps, but we do know that it will star Emmanuelle Devos and Daniel Auteuil alongside young Belgian actress Salomé Dewaels. Just like The Restless, Un silence is produced by Anton Iffland-Stettner and Eva Kuperman on behalf of Stenola Productions (Belgium), in co-production with Jani Thiltges for Samsa Films (Luxembourg) and Antonio Lombardi for Prime Time (Belgium), and henceforth by Régine Vial in France for Les Films du Losange.

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screen.brussels is also backing 4 additional feature films, including two Belgian works. Michèle Jacob, who turned heads with her short film Juillet 96, is likewise shooting her first feature film Les Enfants Perdus in August, telling the story of 10-year-old Audrey who is gearing up to spend the holidays in an isolated house in the forest with her sister and two brothers. When they realise their father has disappeared, they organise themselves in order to survive and try to find a way to get back home. But the forest prevents them from leaving and the house takes a disliking to Audrey. In an attempt to save her siblings, Audrey has to face up to her nightmares and try to understand their meaning. Les Enfants Perdus is a project supported by the lightweight production subsidy, produced by Sebastian Schelenz on behalf of Velvet Films (Belgium).

For his part, Jawad Rhalib is making his return to fiction following several acclaimed documentaries (including Fadma: Even Ants Have Wings [+see also:
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and When Arabs Danced [+see also:
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). Amal is produced by Geneviève Lemal on behalf of Scope Pictures (Belgium) and by Philippe Lioret for Fin Août Production (France). Lubna Azabal, Fabrizio Rongione and Catherine Salée also appear in the film’s credits.

Another film receiving backing is the animated 2D family feature film Valemon, The Polar Bear King, directed by Mikkel B. Sandemose ( Ragnarok [+see also:
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). The movie is based on a well-known folktale in Scandinavia: a story about love, greed and courage, which is full of suspense, humour, music and landscapes. It’s produced by Cornelia Boysen on behalf of Maipo Film, in co-production with Viviane Vanfleteren for Vivi Film (Belgium) and Fabrice Delville for Belga Productions (Belgium).

The final feature awarded aid is La Graine by Eloïse Lang (Dumped [+see also:
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, The Parisian Bitch [+see also:
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), which is currently being shot in Brussels and presented as a Thelma & Louise set in Belgium, starring Stacy Martin, Marie Papillon and François Damiens. The film is produced by Pathé Films (France) in co-production with Belga Productions in Belgium.

Last but not least, the fund is backing the documentary Le Souffle Court, co-directed by 12 young Belgian filmmakers, the Swiss series Les Indociles, directed by Delphine Lehericey (Puppy Love [+see also:
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, Beyond the Horizon [+see also:
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, and who is presenting her latest feature film Last Dance on Locarno’s Piazza Grande in a few weeks), and the second seasons of two Belgian webseries, Hacked and Messieurs Pipi.

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(Translated from French)





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