36th Wallimage session: Catherine the Great between Gérard and Géraldine! Oh, and two Belgian films!

  • 20.10.2009

Wallimage’s Board of Directors never analysed a film project starring Catherine Deneuve … until now. Probably eager to catch up with Isabelle Huppert (twice seen in Wallimage films: in Home and in Nue Propriété!), she was featured in no less than two applications this session. In Les Yeux de sa Mère, directed by former Studio-journalist Thierry Klifa, she is a successful news anchor, mother of a star dancer played by Géraldine Pailhas, while in Potiche by François Ozon she is the fantasy of Gérard Depardieu’s youth, playing in this vaudeville alongside Fabrice Lucchini, Karine Viard and Jérémy Régnier, what a cast! The first film is co-produced by Tarantula, the second by Scope.
Apart from these two big French productions we also selected two ambitious Belgian films:
Approved for Adoption, based on the terrific Manga Couleur de peau: miel by Jung, directed by the author himself and documentary maker Laurent Boileau. You can find the teaser for this Artemis production on the authors’ blog. And finally, Wallimage decided to aid Joachim Lafosse for the third time, his newest film Aimer à perdre la raison is produced by Versus. Note that the Board put this last decision on hold until juridical advice has been obtained.