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Fabien Lemercier


7632 articles available in total starting from 02/07/2002. Last article published on 28/05/2020.

French distributors take the VoD path

French distributors take the VoD path

Uncertainty over the re-opening of cinemas in France is forcing distributors to make difficult and, at times, counterintuitive decisions in order to clear their backlog of films  

15/05 | Distribution | Releases | Exhibitors | France

Christian Volckman  • Director of The Room

Interview: Christian Volckman • Director of The Room

"I could introduce ideas such as mental labyrinths: the puzzle of the human mind"

French director Christian Volckman talks about his transition to fiction via The Room, genre cinema and trepidation towards the form in France  

14/05 | /France/Luxembourg/Belgium

First clapperboard to slam on Erasing Frank in July

First clapperboard to slam on Erasing Frank in July

Steered by Frank Production and Otherside Stories, Gábor Fabricius’s first feature takes a peak behind the Iron Curtain and to the heart of the state-led oppression of anti-conformist minds  

13/05 | Production | Funding | Hungary

Andrea Queralt  • Producer, 4 A 4 Productions

Interview: Andrea Queralt • Producer, 4 A 4 Productions

"The future is yet to be written"

One of the EFP’s 2020 Producers on the Move, Andrea Queralt of French firm 4 A 4 Productions speaks of her career, her projects and the current predicament  

13/05 | Producers on the Move 2020

Review: The Room

Review: The Room

For his first foray into fiction fourteen years after the animated work Renaissance, Christian Volckman offers up a chilling, thrilling and abstract genre film  

12/05 | Films | Reviews | France/Luxembourg/Belgium

Mathieu Debusschère  • Managing Director, ARP

Interview: Mathieu Debusschère • Managing Director, ARP

"Funding is at risk for French works over the next two years"

Mathieu Debusschère, Managing Director of the ARP, offers his analysis of the crucial and urgent need to include platforms within the French film funding system  

11/05 | France

Cannes will reveal its list of films given the Cannes 2020 label in June

Cannes will reveal its list of films given the Cannes 2020 label in June

The festival will put an official seal on the films that would have been part of its 2020 selection. It will be on the directors, producers and sales agents to decide, as Venice remains uncertain  

11/05 | Cannes 2020

Maria Bonsanti  • Director, Eurodoc

Interview: Maria Bonsanti  • Director, Eurodoc

"This fragility is also the strength of documentary film"

Creative documentaries programme director Maria Bonsanti speaks of the paradoxes of working online, the future return to filming and the identity of Eurodoc  

07/05 | Europe

Six feature films selected for Annecy’s MIFA Pitches

Six feature films selected for Annecy’s MIFA Pitches

Alexis Ducord and Benjamin Massoubre’s Saba stands tall among the 38 projects set to be pitched online during the international animated film market  

06/05 | Annecy 2020 | MIFA

Lina Soualem  •​​ Director of Their Algeria

Interview: Lina Soualem •​​ Director of Their Algeria

"I needed to break that silence"

Lina Soualem tells us about her first feature film, the documentary Their Algeria, revealed and well received at the Visions du Réel festival  

05/05 | Visions du Réel 2020

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