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19 april 2012 - 12:29:57 spacer  
Les Films du Fleuve, Versus, Wallimage : our trio is ready for Cannes !
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A perdre la raison has been selected for “Un Certain Regard”.
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It has become a splendid habit: as was the case the past few years, Wallimage will once more be strongly represented at the Cannes Festival. While we are still waiting on the nominees for the Semaine de la Critique and the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, we already know that two of our major co-productions are part of the official selection: De Rouille et d’Os by Jacques Audiard, with Matthias Schoenaerts, Marion Cotillard and Bouli Lanners, is in the competition and Joachim Lafosse’s À perdre la raison, with Emilie Dequenne, Niels Arestrup and Tahir Rahim, goes to the “Un Certain Regard” section.
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This year, the Cannes Festival will be held between 16 and 27 May. As usual, things start getting serious a month earlier, when the nominees are announced: first the official selection, then the other sections. Those will be known on Monday and Tuesday.

As expected (almost announced), Jacques Audiard will partake in the official competition with a powerful film. Its release was brought forward to 17th May, suggesting a possible selection. It was a right bet. The film with Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Bouli Lanners will indeed be among the official competition.

On the menu, an extraordinary love story, human dramas, tension, free fight and a director’s universe which is unlike any other: Matthias plays Ali, who lives in the North and is without money. He never had any either. Money is not a problem when being young and alone. However, it becomes one when suddenly the woman with whom you had a child leaves him with you. So he decides to take Sam to join his sister, living in Antibes. Father and son, strangers to each other, will find a refuge for the winter there, in the basement of a pavilion. Ali will also meet Stéphanie, who works as an orca trainer at the Aquatic Park. When she finds herself bound to a wheelchair, their lives are turned upside down and a new dynamic emerges between them.

Another gem co-produced by Wallimage will be featured in the section “Un certain regard » : À perdre la raison, Joachim Lafosse’s new film, co-written by Matthieu Reynaert and Thomas Bidegain.


Niels Arestrup and Tahar Rahim who brightened up Cannes with Jacques Audiard’s Un Prophète now return to the Festival Palace. Thirteen years after her award for her first film, Rosetta, Émilie Dequenne is back with a deeply moving performance. The rest of the cast certainly stands their ground as well: Baya Belal, Stéphanie Bissot, Mounia Raoui, Redouane Behache, Yannick Renier and Nathalie Boutefeu.

The film, slated to be released on 30th May in Belgium and 5th September in France, is currently unfinished, but its producer supplied the following synopsis :

Murielle and Mounir live a passionate love. Since childhood, the young man lives with Doctor Pinget, who provides him with a materially easy life. When Murielle and Mounir decide to get married and have children, their dependency towards the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle becomes trapped in an stifling affective atmosphere, which inevitably leads to a dramatic end for the family.

À perdre la raison is based on real facts, but it transcends reality and universalises it to make the film stand on its own and make a real impression.

Here are two films which aren’t going to Cannes as filler material. Wallimage, just like last year, is once more a privileged partner for Les Film du Fleuve, who are a fixture at Cannes thanks to the Dardenne brothers’ film, as well as for Versus who shone just last year with Bouli Lanners’s Les Géants.

On Monday the other sections of the Festival will be revealed, such as the Directors’ Fortnight and the Semaine de la Critique, hopefully with good news for the Walloon fund!
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