The Brazilian visual artist and documentary film-maker Maya Da-Rin has directed her first feature-length film, The Fever. This film was released in France on 30 June 2021, and was notably developed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 thanks to the support of the Institut français Fabrique Cinéma. We interviewed Maya Da-Rin just before The Fever was released in France, and she answered our questions about what inspires her, the themes that are important to her and the development of her first feature-length film.
The Franco-Lebanese director Danielle Arbid was selected in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 for her last film, Simple Passion. This year she supports the award winners of the Institut français Fabrique Cinéma as patron. They are developing their first or second feature-length film in Cannes, during the Festival.
The 10 projects supported by the Fabrique Cinéma 2021
Each year the Institut français Fabrique Cinéma supports ten directors and their producer each year at Cannes who are developing their first or second feature-length film. Have a look through the images of the ten feature-length film projects supported in 2021.
The Unknown Saint, by Alaa Eddine Aljem
The Unknown Saint was presented at Cannes in the Critic’s Week section in 2019 and is the first feature-length film by Moroccan director Alaa Eddine Aljem. The film tells the story of a thief who wants to get the loot he hid ten years earlier, which is now under what is a mausoleum today.
Aïcha Macky has already made two short films and two films, work which shows undertakings she makes. Her film Zinder, the project of which the Fabrique Cinéma supported in 2018, was presented in 2021. It is the film she shot of her home town, Zinder in Niger, which changed in front of her camera over a few years.
Danielle Arbid and Wissam Hojeij Masterclass
As part of the Fabrique Cinéma 2021, the director Danielle Arbid and composer Wissam Hojeij, who has produced the music for numerous short films, will each give a masterclass at Cannes, on 8 and 10 July respectively at 10.30am.
Jeanne Cherhal & Thierry Frémaux
Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, and Jeanne Cherhal have invented Cinéma!, a show dedicated to film songs. They were interviewed in June and spoke about where their project came from, the choice of the songs or the bridges between music and cinema.
Should the Wind Drop (2020) by Nora Martirosyan has been shown in cinemas in France since 26 May. It depicts the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, which has been embroiled in a bloody conflict since 1994. Nora Martirosyan answered our questions to explain her career path, the development of her film, featured in the official selection.
The Institut français will be present again at Cannes this year as part of the Fabrique Cinéma 2021. This programme offers a tailored assistance, within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival, for ten directors who are developing their first or second feature-length film.
The Institut français is also organising the 8th edition of Shoot the Book! Cannes as part of the Cannes Film Festival 2021. This international book adaptation market offers to bring together previously selected international and French publishers and international and French producers looking for future adaptation projects through two focal points: Pitches and Rendez-Vous.
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