Brazilian filmmaker to be patron of sixth La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde.

Walter Salles has been announced as the patron of the sixth edition of La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde.

The Brazilian film-maker will hold a master class on May 16 for the ten selected teams of directors and producers who have been selected to take part in the Fabrique programme, organised by the Institut français working closely with the International Organisation of La Francophonie, the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film.

“I want to share my views but also hear from young directors from different cultures who are working on their first films. For me, there is no more fascinating way to learn about the world than through the eyes of others,” commented Salles.

Bangladesh, Cuba, Syria, Laos and Venezuela will be represented for the first time at this year’s Fabrique. The ten projects, selected from 125 entries, are:

  • Algeria - Chedda by Damien Ounouri, produced by Taj Intaj, Djaber Debzi
  • Bangladesh - Silence of the Seashell by Kamar Ahman, produced by Dhaka, Sara Afreen
  • Brazil - All the Dead Ones by Caetono Gotardo and Marco Dutra, produced by Dezenove Som e Imagens, Sara Silveira – in partnership with LA RESIDENCE de la CINEFONDATION
  • Cuba - August by Armando Capó Ramos, produced by LaFeria Producciones, Marcela Esquivel Jimenez
  • South Africa - The Wound by John Trengove, produced by Uruca Media, Elias Ribeiro
  • Syria - My Favourite Fabric by Gayaneh Jiji, produced by La Prod, Lamia Chraibi
  • Venezuela - La Familia by Gustavo Rondón Córdova, produced by La Pandilla, Marianela Illas

Three guest projects have been selected with the participation of the International Organisation of La Francophonie:

  • Georgia - Dede by Mariam Khatchvani, produced by 20 Steps Productions, Vladimer Katcharava
  • Laos - Dearest Sister by Mattie Do, produced by Lao Art Media, Douangmany Soliphanh
  • Senegal - Une Si Longue Lettre by Angèle Diabang, produced by Astou Films, Karoninka, La Chauve-souris