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The CCA supports Fabrice du Welz, Joachim Lafosse, Guillaume Senez, Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi

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- The Film Selection Committee has selected 42 new projects, including 17 feature-length titles, for its first support session of 2017

The CCA supports Fabrice du Welz, Joachim Lafosse, Guillaume Senez, Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi
Directors Fabrice du Welz, Joachim Lafosse, Guillaume Senez, and Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi

Seventeen features, seven shorts, 14 documentaries and four experimental films have received a promise of writing, development or production support from the CCA, including the new films by Fabrice du WelzJoachim LafosseGuillaume Senez, and Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, the shoots for which should take place between now and the end of the year. 

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Guillaume Senez (Keeper [+see also:
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) is planning an autumn shoot for his second feature film. Dans nos batailles, produced by Iota Production, will follow Olivier, played by Romain Duris, a foreman who is forced to accept his new status as a father following the disappearance of his wife and the mother of his two children. Joachim Lafosse is adapting Continuer, the novel by Laurent Mauvignier. Again being produced by Versus Production, the film is about the journey undertaken by Sybille (played by Virginie Efira) on horseback across Kyrgyzstan together with her son, Samuel, in order to keep him away from hatred and violence. With Adoration, Fabrice du Welz will round off the trilogy that began with The Ordeal [+see also:
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and Alleluia [+see also:
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interview: Fabrice Du Welz
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. As he revealed to us recently, he hopes to shoot the film, which depicts the madcap escapade of Paul and Gloria, two children lost in the heart of the forest, this summer. The movie is being produced by Panique and Vincent Tavier. 

Meanwhile, Billal Fallah and Adil El Arbi (Black [+see also:
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) are also receiving production support for Gangsta [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Simoni
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, the story of Adamo, a Moroccan-Italian boy scarred by the loss of his parents at the age of six and taken in by his uncle Farid in Belgium. The shoot will kick off later this month. The film will be co-produced on the French side by brand-new production outfit 10.80 Films, set up by director Nabil Ben Yadir (Les Barons [+see also:
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interview: Nabil Ben Yadir
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, Blind Spot [+see also:
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) and producer Benoît Roland (of Wrong Men). 

We should also highlight the writing support granted to Mon légionnaire, the second feature by Rachel Lang (Baden Baden [+see also:
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); the return of documentarian Patric Jean, with Icare ou la mesure des choses; and the development aid given to C'est de famille! by Elodie Lelu, co-written with Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem and produced by Iota, Recherche emploi désespérément, the new film by Joël Franka (Une chanson pour ma mère [+see also:
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), co-penned with Bulle Decarpentries and produced by Novak Prod, and Sous la glace, the feature debut by Zeno, staged by Tarantula.

(Translated from French)

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