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The CNC grants an advance on receipts to Alain Guiraudie’s Viens je t’emmène

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- The CNC is also throwing its weight behind films helmed by Julia Ducournau, Emmanuelle Bercot, Xavier Beauvois, Thierry de Peretti, Jean-Paul Civeyrac and Mehran Tamadon

The CNC grants an advance on receipts to Alain Guiraudie’s Viens je t’emmène
Director Alain Guiraudie (© Fathi Dafdouf)

Seven projects have been accepted during the third 2019 session of the CNC’s second advance on receipts committee. Standing out among them is Viens je t’emmène by Alain Guiraudie, which will be produced by CG Cinéma and which is slated to begin principal photography at the end of the year. This will be the sixth feature by the filmmaker, following No Rest for the Brave [+see also:
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(Directors’ Fortnight in 2003), Time Has Come [+see also:
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(2005), The King of Escape [+see also:
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(Directors’ Fortnight in 2009), Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
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(Best Director Award in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2013) and Staying Vertical [+see also:
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(in competition at Cannes in 2016).

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A young female filmmaker is also among the batch of directors selected, as the CNC will also be throwing its weight behind Titane by Julia Ducournau, which will be staged by Kazak and will be the second feature by the helmer, who provided the star attraction of the Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2016 with Raw [+see also:
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. Her debut then went on to be screened at Toronto before winning the Louis-Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2017.

Another advance on receipts will go to De son vivant by Emmanuelle Bercot (co-written by Marcia Romano), which will be the sixth feature by a filmmaker who is a familiar face at all the big festivals, such as Cannes (Standing Tall [+see also:
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, opening film in 2015, out of competition; and Clément, in Un Certain Regard in 2001), Venice (Backstage [+see also:
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, out of competition in 2005) and Berlin (On My Way [+see also:
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, in competition in 2013). Production duties will be handled by Les Films du Kiosque.

Also among the titles lucky enough to be selected is Un petit-fils by Xavier Beauvois (co-written by Frédérique Moreau, Marie-Julie Maille and Laurent Macé), which will be the director’s eighth feature, following North (nominated for the César Award for Best First Film in 1993), Don’t Forget You’re Going to Die (Jury Prize at Cannes in 1995), To Matthieu (in competition at Venice in 2000), The Young Lieutenant [+see also:
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(Venice Days in 2005), Of Gods and Men [+see also:
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(Grand Prize at Cannes in 2010 and César Award for Best Film in 2011), The Price of Fame [+see also:
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(in competition at Venice in 2014) and The Guardians [+see also:
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(unveiled at Toronto in 2017). The movie is being staged by Les Films du Worso.

Yet another advance on receipts has gone to Les Années 10 (formerly known as L’Infiltré), the third feature by Thierry de Peretti, after Les Apaches [+see also:
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(revealed in the 2013 Directors’ Fortnight) and A Violent Life [+see also:
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(Cannes Critics’ Week in 2017). The film, which has been co-written by Jeanne Aptekman, will be produced by Les Films Velvet.

The CNC is also backing Une femme de notre temps by Jean-Paul Civeyrac. Produced by Moby Dick Films, this will be the tenth feature by the filmmaker, who rose to fame at Venice in 1996 with Neither Eve Nor Adam, was selected in the Berlinale Panorama in 2018 (with A Paris Education [+see also:
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) and in the Berlinale Forum in 2002 (with two films: Spirits and Man’s Gentle Love), was at Locarno in 2003 with All the Fine Promises (which also won the Jean Vigo Award), took part in Toronto in 2005 with Through the Forest [+see also:
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and was in the 2010 Directors’ Fortnight with Young Girls in Black [+see also:
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Lastly, one documentary feature is also benefiting from an advance on receipts: Mon pire ennemi by Mehran Tamadon (produced by L’atelier documentaire), a director who turned heads with movies such as Bassidji in 2009 and Iranian [+see also:
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, which took part in the Berlinale Forum in 2014 before scooping the Grand Prize at the Cinéma du Réel festival.

(Translated from French)

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