Charles Gillibert

Source: CG Cinéma

Charles Gillibert

Need to know: Charles Gillibert launched CG Cinéma in 2013 after a decade at mk2 Films, where he got his first taste of producing films by the likes of Olivier Assayas, Xavier Dolan and Abbas Kiarostami. He originally joined the mk2 fold after his short-film outfit NADA, which he set up aged just 17, was acquired by the company in 2002. CG made its Cannes debut in Competition in 2014 with its first production, Assayas’ Clouds Of Sils Maria. Other early highlights include Assayas’ Personal Shopper, Mia Hansen-Love’s Eden and Things To Come, Kiarostami’s 24 Frames, Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Oscar-nominated Mustang and Kings, and Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Recent credits include 2021 Palme d’Or contenders Bergman Island by Hansen-Love and Annette from Leos Carax. Last year Gillibert expanded into distribution and international sales with the acquisition of Les Films du Losange, in partnership with film financier Alexis Dantec.

Key personnel: Charles Gillibert, CEO and producer; Romain Blondeau, head of development; Nina Poretzky, production manager.

Incoming: CG Cinéma is at Cannes with three features: it is the lead producer on Pietro Marcello’s Directors’ Fortnight opener Scarlet; Lola Quivoron’s debut film Rodeo plays in Un Certain Regard; and it co-produced Directors’ Fortnight documentary De Humani Corporis Fabrica by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-­Taylor, produced by Norte Productions. It also supported Chinese director Bi’s short A Short Story in official selection.

Charles Gillibert says: “I am very attached to my freedom as a producer, to produce films with big and small budgets, with established and emerging directors from across the world, and to work rapidly or take time, maybe years, depending on what a production needs. I am very attached to this freedom because my freedom is then mirrored in the work of the auteurs.”