The French supernatural drama series The Returned (Les Revenants) shown on American Sundance Channel.
This 8x52minute-Series produced by Paris-
based Cannes winner (The Class, 2008)
production company Haut et Court and
coproduced by Canal+ in France was shot from
end of March to mid-August 2012 in the Alps
(in and around Annecy: Seynod, Poisy, Epargny
& the Tignes dam). The Rhône-Alpes Region
supported the project with €180,000 & the
Rhône-Alpes Film Commission supported the
shoot logistically by finding locations &
providing the crew with about 30 local
technicians in all positions.
Synopsis : The Returned opens in a
small mountain community which is rocked to
its core when several local people who are
presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their
homes. Despite having passed away some
years earlier, these ghostly characters appear in
human form, they have not aged, and they are
completely unaware of their own fatality.
Determined to reclaim their lives and start over,
they slowly come to realize that they are not
the only ones to have been brought back from
Already aired on Canal+ in France and Channel
4 in the UK, the series garnered rave reviews
and ratings. The Americans have been seduced,
the series won the International Emmy Award
for 'Best Drama Series'. The series
has been sold in more
than twenty countries, including Sweden,
Israel, Canada, Turkey and the USA. The first
episodes showed this month in the USA have
already received a great response from the
Filming of the second season will start next
year in France.
The Dordogne Departmental Council & the
Dordogne Film Commission in partnership with
the Institut français and Film France organised
a special event "Dordogne Calling" to promote
its magnificent locations to an array of British
The event intended to show the value of
Dordogne as a destination for shootings and
its film commission's many free top services
(finding locations, crew members & talents,
extras, & local service providers...). During the
evening British film and TV professionals were
able to discover the opportunities offered by
the Dordogne while enjoying a feast from the
Périgord: wine, foie gras and other delicacies.
Finally, to give all an example of the fantastic
locations available in Dordogne, the evening
ended with the UK premiere of the film
JAPPELOUP directed by Christian Dugay
starring Guillaume Canet and produced by
Acajou Films, also present in London.
JAPPELOUP not only tells the story of an
exceptional jockey and his horse, but also gives
a tour of the Dordogne's most beautiful
locations and scenery.
The Tunnel is a British/French crime drama television series produced by Shine Ldt and broadcast on Sky Atlantic (UK) and on Canal + (France).
Filming began in march 2012, with location
shooting largely taken place in Kent and
northern France. The shooting last 31 days in
France around Dunkerque, Calais and Boulogne-
sur-Mer. This TV series will benefit from the Tax
Rebate International (TRIP). The Nord-Pas de
Calais Film Commission (Pictanovo) helped the
production especially by finding almost 30
local professionals and more than 200 extras.
Adapted from the Scandinavian drama The
Bridge (Broen/Bron), The Tunnel is set
against the backdrop of Europe in crisis. When
a dead body is found in the Channel Tunnel, at
the exact midpoint between France and the UK,
detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann
are sent to investigate on behalf of their
respective countries. However, the case takes a
surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made
at the crime scene: the upper-half body is from
a French politician woman, and the lower-half a
British prostitute. The serie stars Stephen
Dillane and Clémence Poésy as British and
French police detectives, forced to work
together into an uneasy partnership.
The first 3 episodes shown in the UK have
pulled between 240000 and 433000 viewers.
Bretonische Verhältnisse - Ein Fall für Kommissar Dupin is a German TV drama whose entire plot takes place in Brittany.
Based on the eponymous novel written by Jörg
Bong alias Jean-Luc Bannalec, bestseller in
Germany (with more than 500000 copies sold),
the producer Mathias Lösel decided to shoot an
adaptation for the first German TV Channel
ARD. The filming took place from September
9th to October 5th in southern Finistère
(Concarneau, Pont Aven, ... ). The Brittany Film
Commission helped the production with
scouting, finding locations and local
Synopsis : Captain George Dupin is transferred
for disciplinary reasons from Paris to
Concarneau in Brittany. A few months after his
arrival, he investigates the murder of a hotel
manager in the small town of Pont-Aven and
discovers a great mystery behind the curtains
of the venerable Hotel Central: did the old
hotelkeeper Pennec own an original and yet
unknown Paul Gauguin picture?
Meet Film France in Annecy from June 11th to June 14th
Film France will introduce you to the French
savoir faire, the tax rebate for
international production (TRIP), and the local
subsidies for animation.
Three regions will be present on the Ficam - Film France - Audiens booth: Aquitaine, Lorraine and Poitou-Charentes.
Other regions/counties will also be present at Annecy: Brittany, the Centre
(Ciclic), the Charente (Magelis), Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Nord-Pas de Calais (Pictanovo), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes (Imaginove).
Come and get your copy of our Animation Incentives Guide, a booklet on financing animation productions in France, at the Ficam - Film France - Audiens booth (#4.B04)!
On Saturday June 22nd will take place for the second time a touristic rally, organized by the Dordogne Film Commission Ciné Passion en Périgord
Leaving from Bergerac, 60 vintage cars will follow the tracks of a small black horse become legendary, of an enigmatic wine merchant, a magnificent bandit, rugby players from the ancient times and the immortal knight, through the magnificent landscapes of the bergeracois vineyard... before ending their journey in the ancient country-house of Monpazier with a drive-in of the movie Jappeloup, (more than 1.6 million spectators) shot in Dordogne with the actors Guillaume Canet and Daniel Auteuil (jury member of the last Cannes Film Festival).
The prize list of the Cannes Competition honors the regions, as Nord-Pas-de-Calais supported the last movie of Abdellatif Kechiche
Adapted freely from Julie Maroh's comic strip, Blue is a warm color, the movie follows the birth and the evolution of a passion absolved between the characters of Adèle, a high school student, played by Adèle Exarchopoulos and Emma, a young woman with blue hair, student in the Fine arts ( Léa Seydoux ).
" We were favored to see this movie and not bothered ", declared Steven Spielberg, foreman of the jury, by hinting at the very raw scenes of sex of the movie.
Shot for about 100 days in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, this movie was supported by the fund of Pictanovo (formerly CRRAV) at the level of 175 000 euros. The shooting was also accompanied by the Film Commissin of Pictanovo, for pre-locations, the searchfor technicians and for comedians, the follow-up of the project all year round. The shooting had an important impact on the territory because it allowed the employment of about fifteen regional technicians and more than 400 small roles and extras participated in the movie.