Today, Asghar Farhadi movie, in offical competition, The Past, was financially supported by Ile-de-France, and logistically by the film commissions of Paris and North East of Paris Film Commission (for instance, some sequences were shot at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nanterre, in the "salle des pas perdus").
The movie Stranger by the lake, by Alain Guiraudie, from "Un certain regard" selection, was helped by Paca (200 000 euros). The film was entirely shot in PACA for 6 weeks, from September to October 2012, in particular in the Haut Var Verdon, the Sainte Croix lake, and the Salles sur Verdon village.
Synopsis: Summertime. A cruising sport for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.