Six feature film projects were selected during the first 2013 session held by the committee for advance on receipts of the CNC.
By
Fabien Lemercier

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Cineuropa.org
6 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM  UPDATED 6 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM

They include in particular Aimer, boire et chanter by Alain Resnais (photo). For what will be the 21st feature film in his very creative career, the filmmaker (90 years old) will draw inspiration for the third time (after Smoking/No Smoking in 1993 and Private Fears in Public Spaces in 2006) from the theatrical universe of British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, and more specifically in this case from the play Life of Riley, which has been adapted by Alex Réval, Laurent Herbiet, Caroline Silhol and Jean-Marie Besset.

Filming should start this month with a cast featuring Sabine Azéma, Hyppolyte Girardot, Sandrine Kiberlain, André Dussollier, Caroline Silhol and Michel Vuillermoz . The story begins with a group of close friends discovering that one of them has only a few months left to live. This terrible news will have unexpected and very funny repercussions on this little friendly circle...

Produced by Jean-Louis Livi for F comme Film, Aimer, boire et chanter is coproduced by France 2 Cinéma. Pre-purchased by Canal+, the movie, to be filmed over a period of about ten weeks, will be distributed by Le Pacte.

A promise for an advance on receipts also went to another regular at major international film festivals, Xavier Beauvois, for his 6th feature film, which will be shot in the spring: La rançon de la gloire (article - Why Not Productions).

The CNC will also be backing Arrête ou je continue by Sophie Fillières (Pierre Grise Productions), the director's 5th feature film after Grande Petite, Aïe, Nice Girl and Pardon my French.

An advance will also go to Ce sentiment de l'été by Mikhaël Hers (screenplay co-written by the director and Mariette Désert – production Nord-Ouest Films), whose first movie, Memory Lane, discovered in Locarno in 2010, was highly acclaimed by critics on its French release.

Finally, this year's first session for advances on receipts included the selection of Les Loups by Canadian director Sophie Deraspe (a French coproduction by Athénaïse) and the documentary project Le bouton de nacre by Patricio Guzmán (Atacama Productions), who has already been selected six times for Cannes (notably with Nostalgia for the Light in 2010).

Translated from French

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