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Action!: Marie Monge, Ugo Bienvenu & Rocco Labbé Receive CNC Support

Action!: Marie Monge, Ugo Bienvenu & Rocco Labbé Receive CNC Support

The Cineuropa folks have highlight three action-genre projects we’ll now be keeping tabs on and which have benefitted from some coin from the CNC folks. The screenplays for La vraie vie by Marie Monge, Arco by Ugo Bienvenu and Trompe la mort by Rocco Labbé have been selected. Here is the low down on the three projects.

La vraie vie – Marie Monge
Prod: Cinenovo’s Julie Viez / Sailor Films’ David Pierret
Based on Adeline Dieudonné’s novel of the same name, this revolves around Billie who protects her little brother Gilles from the violence in their family by using her vivid imagination to tell him stories, which act as ramparts against reality. But when a terrible accident upsets this fragile balance, Billie only has one thing on her mind: saving her brother from the looming shadow of their Father. The teen thus throws herself into a frantic quest which forces her to face up to her own fears and contradictions. In the stories she invents, Billie has developed a very clear idea of what courage is. But where are the monsters in real life? And what exactly is a heroine…?

Arco – Ugo Bienvenu
Remembers’ Ugo Bienvenu & Félix de Givry
Written alongside Félix de Givry, the story unfolds around one particular question: what if rainbows were actually men and women from the future who had come to observe the past? Ten-year-old Arco lives in the distant future of 2932. During his first flight, dressed in his rainbow space suit, he goes off course and ends up in the past of 2075. Iris, a little girl his age, sees him fall from the sky. She takes him in and helps him to get back home in any way she can… This is an animated film.

Trompe la mort – Rocco Labbé
Rumble Fish Productions’ Alexis Perrin
Co-written with Clément Tuffreau, this takes place at the beginning of the Battle of Verdun where three French camoufleurs, who are performing artists in civilian life, find themselves trapped behind the German lines. With no weapons to hand, they only have their ingenuity to save them in the face of a new enemy: an armoured flamethrower which burns everything in its path…

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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