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La Fabrique Cinéma 2020 and its patron

Cinema
Updated on 21/04/2020

In order to deal with the global health crisis, the Institut français and its partners [France Médias Monde, the SACEM (French society of authors, composers and publishers of music), the International Organisation of La Francophonie and with the support of Orange Studio] are unveiling exceptional measures to support artists and all culture industry professionals in France and elsewhere.

That is why, by mutual agreement, they have also decided to maintain La Fabrique Cinéma so that the emerging filmmakers taking part in the 2020 edition don’t lose out on the programme’s benefits, and can continue to be supported, while respecting the difficult and unusual situation that they are each currently experiencing.

More details on how La Fabrique Cinéma will operate in 2020 will be announced at a later date as the situation evolves.

Projects

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français is pleased to announce the ten projects selected for this year's program.

 

AFRICA

  • MOZAMBIQUE: The Nights Still Smell of Gunpowder

by Inadelso Cossa – Documentary, second feature film, produced by Inadelso Cossa / 16mmFILMES

 

  • SENEGAL: Coura + Oulèye

by Iman Djionne – Fiction, first feature film, produced by Souleymane Kebe / Sunuy Films

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

  • BRAZIL: Babylon

by Francisco Bahia – Documentary, first feature film, produced by Alice Riff / Sendero Filmes

 

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Without a Name

by Valeria Valentina Bolivar – Fiction, first feature film, produced by Fernando Santos Diaz / Guasábara Cine

 

 

ASIA

  • KAZAKHSTAN: A Pair of Leather Clogs

by Olga Korotko – Fiction, second feature film, produced by Olga Korotko / Seven Rivers Cinema

 

  • THAILAND: 9 Temples to Heaven

by Sompot Chidgasornpongse – Fiction, second feature film, produced by Kissada Kamyoung / Kick The Machine Films

 

  • VIETNAM: Skin of Youth

by Ash Mayfair – Fiction, second feature film, produced by Tran Thi Bich Ngoc /An Nam Productions

 

 

EUROPE

  • MONTENEGRO: Gina

by Sara Stijović –  Documentary, first feature film, produced by Branimir Žugić / LIVE production

 

 

NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST

  • EGYPT: Seeking Haven for Mr Rambo

by Khaled Mansour – Fiction, first feature film, produced by Rasha Hosny / Patchwork Productions

 

  • IRAN: Do you know anything about Omid?

by Keywan Karimi – Fiction, second feature film, produced by Keywan Karimi / Key film

 

 

 

  • This is the 1st time that the Fabrique has selected projects from Kazakhstan and Montenegro.
  • It is also the 1st time the Committee has selected 3 documentary projects and 7 fiction projects.
  • 5 projects are presented by female directors and 5 projects are presented by male directors, represented by 6 male producers and 4 female producers.
  • 5 projects are 1st feature films and 5 projects are 2nd feature films.

 

 

Titre

Le parrain

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Chaque année, un réalisateur ou une réalisatrice de renommée internationale est choisi comme parrain ou marraine. Véritable mentor, il leur consacre plusieurs séances de travail.
Cette année Rachid Bouchareb a accepté l’invitation de l’Institut français à devenir parrain de la Fabrique Cinéma 2020.
 « J'ai abordé dans mes films l’esclavage, la colonisation, la guerre du Vietnam, la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et plus récemment le terrorisme. Le parrainage de l’édition 2020 de La Fabrique me permettra d’entrer dans des préoccupations plus contemporaines à travers les projets de jeunes cinéastes du monde entier. » 
Rachid Bouchareb réalise dès le début des années quatre-vingt une série de court-métrages avant son premier long-métrage Bâton Rouge en 1985. Par la suite, il réalise douze long-métrages, trois d’entre eux ont été nommés à l’Oscar du meilleur film en langue étrangère : Poussière de vie en 1996, Indigènes en 2006 et Hors La Loi en 2010. Indigènes et Hors La Loi sont présentés en compétition officielle au Festival de Cannes, le premier recevra le Prix d’Interprétation masculine attribué collectivement aux acteurs principaux.
En 2009, l’acteur Sotigui Kouyaté remporte l’Ours d’argent du meilleur acteur au Festival de Berlin pour le film London River. En 2011, Rachid Bouchareb réalise le premier volet de sa trilogie américaine : Just Like a Woman, suivi d’un deuxième et troisième volet avec La Voie de l’Ennemi en 2014, et Le Flic de Belleville en 2018. Il réalise en parallèle deux mini-séries télévisées : Frères d’Armes et Champions de France, portraits d’hommes et de femmes issus principalement de l’Empire colonial français ayant combattu au service de la France pour l’un, et remporté des trophées sportifs pour l’autre.
En parallèle de son activité de cinéaste, Rachid Bouchareb est producteur des films de Bruno Dumont, Ziad Doueiri, ou encore Karim Dridi, avec Jean Bréhat et Muriel Merlin au sein de la société 3B Productions.

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français is a programme that aims to identify and promote directors and producers from emerging countries. Working together with other professional partners, it offers personalized support to first and second feature film projects.

 

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français has supported:

  • 111 selected projects, 202 directors and producers from 63 countries, including 23 French-speaking countries.

 

In 2019 and early 2020, eight Fabrique films were released in France or presented at major festivals:

  • All the Dead Ones (Todos os Mortos) by Marco Dutra and Caetano Gotardo (selected to compete in the main competition at the Berlin International Film Festival 2020)
  • Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness by Massoud Bakhshi (World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2020 and selected in the Generation 14plus strand at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival 2020)
  • The Unknown Saint by Alaa Eddine Aljem (in the main competition at Cannes Critics’ Week 2019 and released in France on 1 January 2020)
  • Bombay Rose by Gitanjali Rao (selected at the 2019 Venice International Film Critics’ Week and Toronto 2019)
  • The Fever by Maya Da-Rin (in the main competition at the Locarno Film Festival 2019, best actor award and FIPRESCI prize)
  • The Mercy of the Jungle by Joel Karekezi (Etalon d’Or at Fespaco 2019, released in France on 24 April 2019)
  • The Family by Gustavo Rondón Córdova (in the main competition at Cannes Critics’ Week 2017, released in France on 10 April 2019)
  • Amal by Mohamed Siam (in the official competition at IDFA 2017 and released in France on 20 February 2019)

 

Nine films were shot in 2019 or were in post-production. We will be closely monitoring their progress in cinemas and festivals in the coming months.  

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