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FUNDING Belgium

screen.brussels funds films by Solange Cicurel and Laurent Micheli

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- As part of its seventh support session, the fund has allocated €1,000,000 to 11 feature film, documentary and television series projects

screen.brussels funds films by Solange Cicurel and Laurent Micheli
Directors Solange Cicurel and Laurent Micheli

The regional investment fund screen.brussels has just announced the results of its 7th support session, during which €1,000,000 was allocated to 11 audiovisual projects, including the new films by Solange Cicurel and Laurent Micheli

Winner last February of a Magritte for Best First Film for Don't Tell Her [+see also:
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, Solange Cicurel returns with a new, adorable comedy that focuses on parenting. The film stars French actress Elsa Zylberstein, as well as the Belgian actresses Tania Garbarski and Stéphanie Crayencour (who starred in the director's first feature film) and was produced by Diana Elbaum's new company, Beluga Tree

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Laurent Micheli's second film, Lola vers la mer, is also due to receive funding and will be filmed at the end of the summer. The film tells the story of an 18-year-old transgender girl in the middle of a family crisis and stars Benoît Magimel (seen recently in The Connection [+see also:
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, Standing Tall [+see also:
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and Memoir of Pain) and Mya Bollaers, a non-professional transgender actress. Following his first feature film Even Lovers Get the Blues [+see also:
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, a low-budget production, the filmmaker has teamed up with the company Wrong Men and its producer, Benoît Roland.

Screen.brussels will also be supporting the Flemish project Elke Derde Donderdagby Willem Wallyn, which boasts an excellent Belgian cast, including Maaike Neuville (Zagros [+see also:
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interview: Sahim Omar Kalifa
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), Jan Hammenecker (Tango Libre [+see also:
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interview: Frédéric Fonteyne
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and the TV series, Beau Séjour), Tom Vermeir (Belgica [+see also:
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interview: Artemio Benki, Sylvie Leray
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
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]
, Seule à mon mariage [+see also:
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interview: Marta Bergman
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) and Bouli Lanners. The film was produced by W2.

It’s also worth noting that the fund will be financing the feature-length animation film SamSam, the first foray onto the big screen of the cosmic character well known to the little ones (a La Compagnie Cinématographique production), as well as seasons 2 of Unité 42 and Lucas, etc.

(Translated from French)

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