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screen.brussels to lend support to Delphine Lehericey’s new film

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- The regional investment fund pledged its support to 14 new projects during its 16th session, including 6 Belgian feature films

screen.brussels to lend support to Delphine Lehericey’s new film
Director Delphine Lehericey

Brussels’ regional investment fund screen.brussels has just announced the results of its 16th session. Among the 14 projects set to receive support, we find a podcast (for the very first time), a TV series, 2 animated projects, 2 documentaries, 2 digital series and 6 new Belgian feature films, no less.

Among these is the new film by Delphine Lehericey, whose beautiful earlier work Beyond the Horizon [+see also:
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was hampered by Covid but should at long last hit cinemas at the end of the summer. Her present film, Last Dance, produced by Need Productions (Belgium) and Box Productions (Switzerland), follows in the footsteps of 75-year-old Germain. He leads a contemplative life in retirement, involving an indecent amount of relaxation fuelled by an underlying vein of misanthropy. His wife of 50 years, Lise, takes care of everything house-related and happily fills her day with artistic and charitable activities. But when Lise dies out of the blue, Germain suddenly finds his life invaded by her family, who take it upon themselves to monitor him, much to his displeasure. The film’s lead roles are played by François Berléand and Astrid Whettnall.

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The fund is also throwing its weight behind two directors who have already proved their worth in the world of short films and who are now making the leap to feature films. Emmanuelle Nicot, who turned heads with A l’arraché, will shoot L’Amour selon Dalva in the summer, a movie produced by Hélicotronc (Belgium) and Tripode Productions (France), while Zénon Graton will likewise begin filming this summer, on Le Paradis, which is produced by Tarantula (Belgium) in league with Menuetto Film (Belgium) and Silex (France).

Other films on the receiving end of screen.brussels’ support are the Dardenne brothers’ new film Tori et Lokita, which will also be shot this summer (produced by Les Films du Fleuve and Savage Films in Belgium and by Archipel 35 in France), Philippe Van Leeuw’s highly awaited new film (after In Syria [+see also:
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) The Wall, which paints a dark portrait of post-Trump America on the Mexican border, produced by Altitude 100 (Belgium), Beofilm Pictures (Denmark) and Les Films Fauves (Luxembourg), and the new film by Caroline Strubbe (Lost Persons Area [+see also:
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, I’m the Same I’m an Other [+see also:
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) entitled The Silent Treatment, which is produced by Minds Meet (Belgium) together with Artémis (Belgium), Laokoon Film (Hungary), Volya Films (the Netherlands) and Soilfilms (Germany).

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(Translated from French)

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