Belgian director Joachim Lafosse is a very good example. While we can’t wait to discover his latest film, The White Knights, in Cannes, he’s already on track for another, totally different feature film.
L’économie du Couple features a star-studded French cast, including Roschdy Zem and Bérénice Béjo who play a couple confronting each other about the financial conditions of their divorce.
Co-written with Fanny Burdino, Thomas Van Zuylen and Mazarine Pingeot (the daughter of former French President Francois Mitterrand), the film will be shot in Brussels. Editing, sound and the bulk of the postproduction will be managed by Wallonia-based companies, including La Baraque à film, Dame Blanche Genval, L’Autre Compagnie and Olivier de Laveleve for special effects. The film is produced by Versus, in partnership with Les Films du Worso.
In another vein, Wallimage has greenlighted the third instalment of The Visitors. Jacquouille and Godefroid de Montmirail come back, this time in the midst of the French Revolution. To finance this major project, Nexus factory partnered with Gaumont and a Czech producer to manage the segment shot in Eastern Europe.
The cast features a number of impressive names, including French actors Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Karin Viard, Franck Dubosc, and many Belgian artists including Stéphanie Crayencour, Éric de Staercke, Jean-Luc Couchard, Christian Hecq, Christelle Cornil, Alexandre Von Sievers, and the 10-year old Elliot Goldberg.
12 of the scheduled 62-days of shooting will take place in Wallonia.
Last but not least, Wallimage is supporting the new episode of the successful Belgian animated saga Panique au Village. This 21st, deliriously funny chapter, entitled La rentrée des classes, tells the new adventures of Indian, Horse and Cowboy. Directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, well known for their Cesar-winning animated film Ernest et Celestine (2013) and Cesar-nominated short La Bûche de Noël (2015), will work on this new project together with their usual producer, Vincent Tavier. Never change a winning team!