News 11 JUL 2020

Home Front by Lucas Belvaux and The Enemy by Stephan Streker at the Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême

The Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême has announced yesterday its film selection for the 2020 edition. Home Front by Lucas Belvaux and The Enemy by Stephan Streker will be present.

Should the Wind Drop

The Festival du FIlm Francophone d'Angoulême, known to be one of the rendez-vous of French-speaking cinema, just one month before Namur's FIFF,  has announced its film selection yesterday for the 2020 edition. French-speaking Belgium will once again be well represented at the festival with two feature films: The Enemy by Stephan Streker and Home Front by Lucas Belvaux, and also the co-production Should the Wind Drop by Nora Martirosyan. Our country has already been represented by several films at FFA, amongst which Illegal by Olivier Masset-Dépasse, which received the Valois d'or in 2010.


In competition, there is The Enemy by Stephan Streker. It is the new film by the director of A Wedding, which received Valois d'or for both best actress and best actor, awarded to Lina El Arabi et Sébastien Houbani, at the 2016 edition of FFA. The cast of The Enemy is Jérémie Renier, Alma Jodorowsky, Emmanuelle Bercot, Félix Maritaud, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Sam Louwyck, Peter Van den Begin, Bruno Vanden Broecke & Jeroen Perceval.
 
The Enemy is produced in Belgium by Daylight Films, in Luxembourg by Bac Cinéma and in France by Formosa Productions, Polaris Film Production & Finance and Libellule Films. The film was made with the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, but also Voo & Be tv, Europe Créative - MEDIA of the European Union, Proximus, screen.brussels, RTBF, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, FILM FUND Luxembourg and BNP Fortis Film Finance.

Internationalal sales will be handled by Bac Films.
 
Home Front by Lucas Belvaux, which received the Festival de Cannes 2020 label, will be previewed at this year's FFA. Home Front is an adpation of the eponymous novel by Laurent Mauvignier, starring Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot, Jean-Pierre Daroussin and introducing the young Belgian actor Yoann Zimmer.
 
Synopsis: In 1960 they were called up to fight in the Algerian War. Two years later, Bernard, Rabut, Février and others came back to France. They kept quiet, living in silence. But 40 years later, it takes almost nothing — a birthday party, or a gift held in one’s pocket — for the past to overwhelm those who have denied it for so long.
 
Home Front is produced in Belgium by Artémis Productions and in France by Synecdoche. The film was made with the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. It is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, RTBF, Voo & Be tv, Shelter Prod, with the participation of Canal +, Ciné +, France Télévisions, Ad Vitam Distribution, Fonds Image de la Diversité, Commissariat Général à l'Égalité des Territoires, CNC, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Procirep, Angoa, in association with Taxshelter.be, ING, Banque Postale Image 13, Manon 10, SofiTVCiné, Cinéaxe.
 
The film will be distributed in Belgium by Cinéart and in France by Ad Vitam Distribution. International sales will be handled by The Party Film Sales and Wild Bunch International.
 
Should the Wind Drop by Armenian director Nora Martirosyan, which received the Festival de Cannes 2020 label also, will feature in the "Premiers rendez-vous" category. The film is co-produced by Kwassa Films in Belgium, Sister Productions in France and Aneva Production in Armenia. The film is supported by the Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, with the help of Amiens Festival, CNC, Eurimage, Hubert Bals Fund, Kinokentron, Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, Région Occitanie, Procirep, Sofica, BNP Paribas Fortis and TV5 Monde.

Synopsis: Frenchman Alain, an international auditor, has come to assess the airport in a self-proclaimed republic in the Caucasus, with a view to approving its reopening. Edgar, a local boy, wanders around the airport, involved in a strange trade. The man and the child end up meeting one another...
 
The film will be distributed in France by Rouge International and in Armenia by Paradise Film Distribution. International sales will be handled by Indie Sales.
 
Last but not least, the Belgian actor Marc Zinga will be a member of this year's international jury alongside, among others, Elsa Zylberstein and jury presidents Benoît Délépine & Gustave Kervern.