NEVERS, un film d'Emilie Lamoine

A road movie by foot, two young Africans lost in the French country. NEVERS is an uncompromising first-feature. Join us to make it happen!

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NEVERS, un film d'Emilie Lamoine

<p>  </p> <p> <strong>Project overview</strong></p> <p> <em>Nevers</em> is Emilie Lamoine's first feature film.</p> <p> It stars Jean Christophe Folly - Claire Denis’ <em>35 Rhums</em> and upcomings film <em>The Bastards</em> - and Alvie Bitemo - singer actress from Congo Brazaville. A road movie by foot, two young Africans lost in the French country, the collapse of their love story... The film was shot during the summer 2011 and, at the time, it was financed by a first round of contributions from KissKIssBankBank and was even "picked" by La Banque Postale for an additional bonus fund. Today, with young producer Paul Conquet and his production house ZAMIZDAT on board, we still need your help. Post production is crucial and any contribution will help make the film better and ultimately seen by everyone !</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Synopsis</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Justin is from Togo and Almina is from Congo. They are leaving Paris, fearing an expulsion. They hitch hike to Nevers where an uncle lives. Cars won't stop. On foot, along roads and fields, they roam through deserted places and edges. The more they walk, the more they feel how the distance between them has grown, how their love and desire have run out.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_1" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Cast</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Alvie Bitemo</p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_2" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> Jean-Christophe Folly</p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_5" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> Roch Banzouzi</p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_8" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> Eve Bitoun</p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_9" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> Yves-Noël Genod</p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_7" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> Sigrid Bouaziz et Florent Ruppert</p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_6" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Intentions</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Originally, I wanted my first feature to be a French film, shot in France: by French, I meant rooted in the French space (the country, the landscape) and in France's zeitgeist (the present of France). What struck me then, was how immigration was less and less tolerated, how a foreigner was not allowed to move if he was not born there. This was the story I wanted to tell: the story of strangers, living here against the law. It was also a brand new desire to write and stage the feelings of my characters, by getting closer to them. I found this intimacy by depicting the alienation, or I should say, the unlove of a couple, as a slow weariness, rather than a clear cut break up. As a result, the exiles of my characters -both in space and in feelings- were able to resonate with each other. Justin and Almina are thriving for freedom but they cannot be free (the global reality of a "grounded" South), and, on a more granular scale, they want out of their couple (the intimate reality of a pair as an isolated island).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Nevers</em> is a walkers' film -their trip is also a sentimental journey. How Justin and Almina relate to the word, how they inhabit and pass by, as illegals, is at the center of the mise en scene. This is the core of a film I meant to be raw and sharp.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_3" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Post-production</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The film is now in psot production. The editing was made by the director, Emilie Lamoine, with the generous support of Johan Samacoits and the precious pieces of advice from Marie Robert. The sound editing is almost completed and was carried on subtely by Charlotte Butrak (La Fémis 2010). Lionel Fernandez and Erik Minnkinen recorded a hypnotic drone music, with fuzzy guitars. The conformation will be done by Guillaume Faure (we were impressed by his delicate work on Lou Ye's <em>Spring Fever</em>). Gilles Bernardeau, a seasonned professional, will mix the film.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Enregistrement_de_la_musique_de_nevers_-_lionel_fernandez" src=""></p> <p> Soundtrack recording session with Lionel Fernandez.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The director</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> A video artist and a filmmaker, Emilie Lamoine was born in 1977. She is a graduate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy. Her films (short, middle-lenght and art videos) were picked by numerous festivals and broadcasted on television (France 3), exhibited in galleries and programmed by Pointligneplan et Jonas Mekas. Her blog : <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2013-02-04___08.51.43" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> FILMOGRAPHY</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Romain dans le sable</em> / Video art / 3 min. / 2013</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="" width="492"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Ceux de la dune</em> / video art / 15 min. / 2010</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="" width="492"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em><a href="" target="_blank">JUVENTA</a></em> / middle-length film / Aurora Films / 40 min. / 2008</p> <p> <img alt="Juventa" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em><a href="" target="_blank">Le matin va venir</a> </em>/ short-film / Aurora Films / 28 min. / 2006</p> <p> <img alt="Le_matin_va_venir" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Sarahetclara</em> / short film / 22 min. / 2004</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="395" src="" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>A Bright Interval</em> / short film / Suspiria Films / 12 min. / 2002</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="" width="492"></iframe></p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> The writing of <em>Nevers</em> was first supported by the CNC and the region Languedoc-Roussillon. Later, eager to shoot, we hit the road with a guerilla crew, thanks to a first round of crownfunding on KissKissBankBank. After the shooting, Paul Conquet, a producer, joined us. Thanks to the dedication of the post production team and the support of Fresnoy –Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, we are now close to finishing the film. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Your support in this last round of funding is crucial for <em>Nevers</em> to be completed, as the last expenses need to be covered :</p> <p> - 2 weeks of sound mixing : recorder and transport/living expenses for the mixer in Tourcoing</p> <p> - 1 day of music recording in studio</p> <p> - 3 days for conformation.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Should we raise more than 5000 (which would be fantastic), we will be able to produce the film's master DCP and clear the music rights. <em>Nevers</em> will up and kicking, ready to hit the screens, festivals and movie theaters!</p> <p>  </p> <p> If you took part in the first funding, your total contribution will be calculated based on the two rounds. Let;s say you initially gave 100 and top it with 200, you will not only get the credit, DVD, EP and access to the premiere screening and party, but also a box set with Emilie's other films.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Nevers_de_emilie_lamoine_-_still_10" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2013-02-03___21.26.37" src=""></p> <p>  </p>



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your name in the credits + access to a film premiere


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previous rewards + Nevers DVD


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previous rewards + poster + "thank you" credit on imdb


  • 13 contributions
previous rewards + an EP of the original score + exclusive access to the release party


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previous rewards + a DVD box set of Emilie's previous work


previous rewards + 5 signed and framed stills from Nevers (to be chosen among a selection)


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previous rewards + signed copy of the logbook or script used by the director + one exclusive accreditation to a festival where the film will be shown

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