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The CNC grants an advance on receipts to Robin Campillo’s École de l’air

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- The French institution will also throw its weight behind films coming courtesy of Léonor Serraille, Sylvie Verheyde, Mathias Gokalp and Sylvain Desclous

The CNC grants an advance on receipts to Robin Campillo’s École de l’air
Director Robin Campillo

Five projects were selected during the 1st 2020 session of the CNC’s second advance on receipts committee. Standing tall amongst them is École de l’air, which will be Robin Campillo’s fourth feature film after They Came Back (discovered in Venice 2004 in the Orizzonti line-up), Eastern Boys [+see also:
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(the winner of the Best Film award in Venice’s Orizzonti section in 2013, which earned itself three nominations at the 2015 Césars) and BPM [+see also:
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(awarded the Grand Prix in Cannes 2016 and six César trophies in 2017, including that of Best Film).

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Written by the director and Gilles Marchand, the story of this new opus takes us to Madagascar during the late 60s-early 1970s, where soldiers are living out the final carefree years of colonialism on a French army air base. Influenced by his readings of Fantômette, Thomas, who’s not yet 10 years old, slowly builds up an idea of the world around him… Produced by Mariage-Ange Luciani for Les Films de Pierre, École de l’air might begin filming in July.

An advance on receipts has also been awarded to Un petit frère by Léonor Serraille, whose film feature film Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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walked away with the Caméra d’Or at Cannes 2017 following its presentation in the Un Certain Regard line-up. Written by the director herself, the story begins in the early 1980s. A woman from the Ivory Coast moves to the inner Parisian suburbs with her two sons, marking the beginning of an intimate and initiatory journey exploring the construction and deconstruction of a family over the course of 30 years, in a country which has been longed for and much fantasised over, but where life can also turn on a dime. Three paths. Three different experiences of France… Production is entrusted to Sandra da Fonseca on behalf of Blue Monday Productions, with filming expected to begin in September.

The CNC are also throwing their weight behind the project intitled 1986 by Sylvie Verheyde (who wrote the script alongside William Wayolle), which was discovered in November at the French-German Film Meetings (read our news) and is steered by Atelier de Production. This will be the 7th feature film to come from the filmmaker, notably following on from A Brother (Directors’ Fortnight 1997), Stella [+see also:
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(Venice Days 2008), Confession of a Child of the Century [+see also:
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(Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section in 2012) and Madame Claude [+see also:
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An advance on receipts will also go to L’Établi, which will be the second feature film put forward by Mathias Gokalp after The Ordinary People [+see also:
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(unveiled in Cannes’ Critics’ Week 2009 and nominated for the Best First Film Louis-Delluc Prize). Written by the director alongside Nadine Lamari and Marcia Romano, based upon Robert Linhart’s novel of the same name, the story centres around a young, Maoist student at the French École Normale Supérieure who starts a job working on the Citroën production line, a short while after May 68. He hopes to revive the revolutionary flame but the workers, it turns out, are no longer politically minded. When Citroën decides to recoup the costs incurred by the Grenelle Agreements, he and several others spot an opportunity for a potential social movement. Filming is set to kick off in June, with the project steered by Antoine Rein for Karé Productions.

And finally, an advance has also been accorded to the documentary project La Campagne de France by Sylvain Desclous, who attracted attention in 2016 with her first fiction feature Who’s Your Daddy [+see also:
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. Production is in the hands of Florence Borelly on behalf of Sésame Films.

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(Translated from French)

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