Drama starring Belgian musician Arno (pictured) marks feature debut of filmmaker Antoine Cuypers.
Paris-based Les Films du Losange is to handle international sales and theatrical distribution in France of Prejudice, the feature debut of Belgian filmmaker Antoine Cuypers.
The film, currently in post-production, marks the first feature for Benoît Roland’s Brussels-based Wrong Men production company as main producer, having previously been involved with titles on a co-production basis.
The Benelux rights for Prejudice will be handled by Cinéart.
After his short film A New Old Story, Cuypers has turned to a ‘huis clos’ family drama featuring Nathalie Baye, Belgian musician Arno Hintjens and Cesar-nominated Ariane Labed, who won best actress at Locarno 2014 for her role in Fidelio, Alice’s Odyssey.
The drama begins during a family meal when 32 year-old Cedric (Thomas Blanchard) learns that his sister (Labed) is expecting a baby. While the news is met with genuine excitement by the whole family, Cedric, who still lives with his parents (Baye and Arno), does not seem pleased. It is a resentment that turns into anger as he attempts to establish the prejudice of which he claims he is the victim.
Prejudice is co-produced with Lucil Film (Luxemburg) and CTM Pictures (Netherlands). It received support from the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, the Filmfund Luxembourg, the Dutch Film Fund, Mollywood and Proximus.
Other upcoming Wrong Men titles include The Invisible Enemy by Jonathan Littell, a feature-length documentary co-produced with Veilleur de Nuit (France) and Zero One Film (Germany); Dode Hoek by Nabil Ben Yadir (Les Barons, La marche), a co-production with Antilope Joyeuse (Belgium) and Eyeworks (Belgium); and Pilgrimage by Brendan Muldowney, a co-production with SP Films in Ireland.
All three films also receive support from the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.
Wrong Men is currently also developing first features by Guérin van de Vorst (Putain Lapin, Osez la macédoine) and Valéry Rosier (Dimanches, Silence Radio).