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Dardennes begin Two Days, One Night shoot

The Dardenne brothers have begun shooting their latest film - one of 21 features to receive a major financial boost from Eurimages.

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have commenced principal photography on Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) in Seraing, Belgium.

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Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione play the leads alongside a variety of Belgian actors including Olivier Gourmet, Christelle Cornil and Catherine Salée.

The film follows 30-year old Sandra (Cotillard) and her husband (Rongione) on their hunt across the city for colleagues prepared to sacrifice their bonuses so she can keep her job.

Artificial Eye pre-bought the film for the UK from Wild Bunch, which is handling international sales. Sundance Selects has acquired it for the US.

This €7m ($9.1m) film will be co-produced by Les Films du Fleuve (Belgium), Archipel (France) and Bim (Italy).

The technical crew will be mainly Belgian, including DOP Alain Marcoen, art director Igor Gabriel and editor Marie-Hélène Dozo.

Belgian financing will be secured by the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, principal partner for Belgian majority productions, RTBF Television and the Belgian tax shelter. The film will be distributed in Belgium by Cinéart.

The latest Dardennes film is one of 21 feature-length projects selected for Eurimages production support during the latest Eurimages meeting in Marseille.

It received €500,000 ($650,000) in production support from Eurimages.

The other 20 co-productions to share a pot of €6.71m ($8.75m) include:

Grün Grün Grün (doc)
Monica Lazurean-Gorgan (Romania), Ebba Sinzinger (Austria), Michaela Kirst (Austria)
(Austria, Germany, Romania)

Bouboule
Bruno Deville (Switzerland)
(Switzerland, Belgium)

Sangaile
Alanté Kavaité (France)
(Lithuania, France)

Diplomatie
Volker Schlöndorff (Germany)
(France, Germany)

Tussen 10.00 - 12.00
Peter Hoogendoorn (Netherlands)
(Netherlands, Belgium, France)

Box (Imi Curgi prin Vine)
Florin Serban (Romania - Sweden)
(Romania, Germany)

Sils Maria
Olivier Assayas (France)
(France, Germany, Switzerland)

De Surprise
Mike van Diem (Netherlands)
(Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Germany)

Margherita
Nanni Moretti (Italy)
(Italy, France)

Ma vie de Courgette (animated)
Claude Barras (Switzerland)
(Switzerland, France)

Ochtes (Riverbanks)
Panos Karkanevatos (Greece)
(Greece, Germany, Turkey)

Pasolini
Abel Ferrara (US)
(France, Italy, Belgium)

Vergine giurata
Laura Bispuri (Italy)
(Italy, Switzerland, France, Albania)

Kalt vor
Hafsteinn Sigurdsson (Iceland)
(Iceland, Denmark, France)

Le Procès
Ronit Elkabetz (Israel), Shlomi Elkabetz (Israel)
(France, Israel, Germany)

Montanha
Joao Salaviza (Portugal)
(Portugal, France)

Two Women
Vera Glagoleva (Russsia)
(Russia, Latvia, France)

Fasandræberne
Mikkel Norgaard (Denmark)
(Denmark, Germany, Sweden)

Het leven volgens Nino
Simone van Dusseldorp (Netherlands)
(Netherlands, Belgium) Feature film for children

Slowo/The Word
Anna Kazejak (Poland)
(Poland, Denmark)

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