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Fabien Lemercier


7687 articles available in total starting from 02/07/2002. Last article published on 15/07/2020.

Review: Paradise

Review: Paradise

The first feature film by Polynesia’s Paul Manate sees the depths of wild nature and ancestral ties clash with the corruption of minds and economics  

21/05 | Films | Reviews | France/French Polynesia

The Champs-Élysées Film Festival unveils its programme

The Champs-Élysées Film Festival unveils its programme

Unspooling online from 9–16 June, the 9th edition of the Parisian event will see ten films battling it out in competition and will feature Stephen Frears and Edgar Wright as its guests of honour  

20/05 | Champs-Élysées 2020

Ropes gets results for Reel Suspects

Ropes gets results for Reel Suspects

Despite the health crisis, the French international sales agent has sealed deals for the thriller by Spain’s José Luis Montesinos and is readying itself for the online Marché du Film  

20/05 | Cannes 2020 | Marché du Film

20 feature films in competition in Annecy

20 feature films in competition in Annecy

The new animation opuses by Joann Sfar, Rémi Chayé, Mariusz Willczynski and the duo composed of Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson will headline the online event unspooling 15–30 June  

19/05 | Annecy 2020

Manuel Chiche  • Distributor, The Jokers

Interview: Manuel Chiche • Distributor, The Jokers

"We’re not trying to predict the future anymore"

French firm The Jokers head Manuel Chiche sheds light on the dilemmas currently faced by independent distributors who must either wait for cinemas to re-open or opt for VOD releases  

18/05 | France

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

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