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)
Bruno Deville (Switzerland)
Alanté Kavaité (France)
Volker Schlöndorff (Germany)
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Peter Hoogendoorn (Netherlands)
(Netherlands, Belgium, France)
Box (Imi Curgi prin Vine)
Florin Serban (Romania - Sweden)
Olivier Assayas (France)
(France, Germany, Switzerland)
Mike van Diem (Netherlands)
(Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Germany)
Nanni Moretti (Italy)
Ma vie de Courgette (animated)
Claude Barras (Switzerland)
Panos Karkanevatos (Greece)
(Greece, Germany, Turkey)
Abel Ferrara (US)
(France, Italy, Belgium)
Laura Bispuri (Italy)
(Italy, Switzerland, France, Albania)
Hafsteinn Sigurdsson (Iceland)
(Iceland, Denmark, France)
Ronit Elkabetz (Israel), Shlomi Elkabetz (Israel)
(France, Israel, Germany)
Joao Salaviza (Portugal)
Vera Glagoleva (Russsia)
(Russia, Latvia, France)
Mikkel Norgaard (Denmark)
(Denmark, Germany, Sweden)
Het leven volgens Nino
Simone van Dusseldorp (Netherlands)
(Netherlands, Belgium) Feature film for children
Anna Kazejak (Poland)