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Film and television news in Wallonia
After the success of La Trêve (Le Truce), it’s now the turn of thriller Ennemi public (Public Enemy) to be exported to the US.
The broadcasting rights for the French-language Belgian series have just been acquired by AMC Networks for its video-on-demand platform, Sundance Now.
Public Enemy, set in the Ardennes, was launched on La Une (RTBF) in May last year. It was produced by Entre Chien et Loup and Playtime Films, with support from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, CasaKafka Pictures and Wallimage-Bruxellimage.
Meanwhile, the Dardenne brothers’ classic film L’Enfant has been included in the New York Times’ list of the 25 best films of the 21st century.
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s fi lm was placed 14th. L’Enfant, starring Jérémie Renier and Déborah François, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005.
Several francophone Belgian films were selected for the Palm Springs International Shortfest at the end of June. The short films were supported by Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
They were: Betelgeuse by Bruno Tracq, produced by Wrong Men; Le scénariste by François Paquay, produced by Take Five; Etat d’alerte sa mère! by Sébastien Petretti, produced by Lovo Films, Abyssal Process, WFA Pictures and Square-fish; plus the documentary Ma Fille Nora by Jasna Krajinovic, produced by Dérives; Dem Dem! by Christophe Rolin, Pape Bouname Lopy and Marc Recchia, co-produced by Man’s Films Production and produced by Ciné Banlieue Dakar (co-production: Belgium, Luxembourg, Senegal).