LING is the movie adaptation of Louise G. Asher's short-story. The film is directed by François Pragnère & Thibault Prevost.

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<p> <u><strong>SYNOPSIS</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Clara, a twenty-two year-old young woman, gets ready for the night.</p> <p> Ling, a twelve year-old chinese girl, walks alone in the street. </p> <p> What do they have in common? Nothing, at first sight. Although a same drama binds them. </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>DIRECTORS</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>François Pragnère</strong><img alt="000009" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> François Pragnère was first inspired by the work of American directors Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, Ghost Dog) and Gus Van Sant (Elephant, Paranoid Park). </p> <p> After moving to Paris at 20, he worked as set boy for different film productions. </p> <p>  </p> <p> In April 2010, he flew to Australia where he directed Troubled Waters, his first short film, shot on the Pacific Ocean in a couple of days. </p> <p>  </p> <p> In April 2011, François Pragnère returned to Paris, where he developed a scenario imagined after meeting a refugee from Sierra Leone. </p> <p>  </p> <p> After Hell, his latest achievement featuring an African child soldier, came out in June 2012. This short film is now supported by Amnesty International. </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Troubled Waters</strong></p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//;src_secure=1&amp;;;key=4bca658af8d811e08ea84040d3dc5c07&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=vimeo" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Après l'Enfer</strong></p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//;src_secure=1&amp;;;key=4bca658af8d811e08ea84040d3dc5c07&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=vimeo" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Thibault Prevost</strong></p> <p> <img alt="Thibault_prevost" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Thibault Prevost takes his influences as much in the feature films of Robert Aldrich, David Cronenberg or Gus Van Sant as in Cioran’s or Burrough’s novels. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Born in Normandy, he started studying music at « Conservatoire de Rouen ». </p> <p> He plays and writes for several bands while offering his music for different short-films. </p> <p>  </p> <p> While in Paris, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Cinema &amp; Audiovisual Media at La Sorbonne.</p> <p> Alongside, he works as a screenwriter and as an assistant director for some short-films, to play his scales. </p> <p>  </p> <p> He is currently preparing a master’s degree at Paris VIII University (« Realisation &amp; Creation ») </p> <p>  </p> <p> LING (directed with François Pragnère) and SOMNOLENTE will be his first works as a director. </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>PROJECT NOTE - LOUISE G. ASHER</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> When I was asked to write a short story about China, I didn’t know much about it. I took it as a challenge, and it made me want to do my best to write something interesting and new. The memory of a newspaper article about human trafficking and prostitution in China came to my mind. It was the perfect occasion to try to make other people feel what I felt when I read this article. But you can never really talk about some reality you don’t know personally. At least I feel that way.</p> <p>  </p> <p> So I chose to compose a double short story, or rather two short stories mirroring. The first one about Ling, a little girl born and raised in the Yunnan Mountains, in a very poor family, who falls in the hands of some human traffickers. The other about a young woman, living in a rich district of a great city, who is victim of another kind of trauma, but of the same kind of violence : she is raped by a stranger she met in a discotheque and took home.</p> <p>  </p> <p> A year after the publication of my short story in the magazine Bordel Made in China, I have my friend Thibault, who studies cinema, read it. He immediately tells me he wants to realize a movie from it, and contacts François, a friend of his who already has a great experience in the world of movie making. He accepts to help us, I meet the two guys to talk a little bit about the movie’s atmosphere, and here begins our adventure.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>CHARACTERS</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>LING</strong><em> (Kunzang Emo)</em></p> <p> <img alt="Image" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>CLARA</strong><em> (Clara Fosset)</em></p> <p> <img alt="F1010005m" src=""></p> <p> © François Pragnère</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Y </strong>(<em>Antoine Berry-Roger</em>)</p> <p> <img alt="Abr" src=""></p> <p> © Lucie Sassiat</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>EXTRACT FROM THE SHORT-STORY</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Ce soir-là, la lune était rouge et nimbait les montagnes du Yunnan d’une aura mystique et terrible. Ce soir-là, un enfant était né. Et puis le temps passa, et jamais plus la lune ainsi n’enfanta.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Ling était née clandestine.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Elle mourrait sûrement clandestine.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Elle vivait clandestine.</p> <p>  </p> <p> ...</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>REFERENCES</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Sub-laborcamp-master675" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Gregory-crewdson-photograph" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//;;;key=4bca658af8d811e08ea84040d3dc5c07&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2014-01-24___10.34.14" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Chambre_clara_2" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Ling" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="405" src="//;;;key=4bca658af8d811e08ea84040d3dc5c07&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>SOUND TEASER</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> The whole soundtrack and the sound-design will be composed by Thibault Prevost.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="500" src="//;;;key=4bca658af8d811e08ea84040d3dc5c07&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=soundcloud" width="500"></iframe></p>

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<p> Where does your money go? </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>600 €</strong> - UNIT MANAGEMENT (<em>Meals for the comedians and the staff - diverse additional costs</em>)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>600 €</strong> - SET, DECORATION (<em>C</em><i>hinese inside</i>)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>400 €</strong> - STAFF TRIPS (<em>Train, vehicles &amp; fuel)</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>250 €</strong> - COSTUMES</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>150 €</strong> - MAKE-UP / HAIRSTYLE</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>100 €</strong> - YOUR REWARDS + KissKissBankBank costs </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>100 €</strong> - RENTING OF A CINEMA FOR THE FILM PREVIEW</p> <p>  </p>



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