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Although the Cannes Film Festival line-up has now been unveiled, for the vast majority of those reading, we’ll have to wait some time before we’re sitting in the theater watching this year’s selections. Thankfully, to get a taste of what to expect, a handful of teasers have arrived for a few of our most-anticipated films — and one we’re curious about.
First up, Kiyoshi Kurosawa is back with the fascinating-sounding Before We Vanish, an alien movie which looks to be conveyed in the striking manner only he can deliver. Then there’s a brief preview for another prolific filmmaker’s latest work as François Ozon‘s L’Amant Double, a psycho-sexual thriller starring Jérémie Renier and Marine Vacth, which turned heads with the debut of its first Nsfw look.
- Jordan Raup
The organizers of the five-event Paris Images Trade Show, one of the world’s biggest film production and post-production trade fairs, has disclosed that total foreign spend under France’s tax rebate for international shoots tripled in 2016, with a further rise predicted this year.
Over recent years, France has invested significantly in its technical infrastructure, including the construction of new studio facilities, such as Luc Besson’s Paris Studios and the Provence Studios near Marseille. The country also boasts world-leading animation and VFX shops, including Illumination MacGuff, Mikros Images, TeamTO, Buf and Cube Creative.
One of the key drivers of the rising demand for Gallic technical facilities is France’s Trip international tax rebate scheme, whose rate was upped from 20% to 30% of spend in France from Jan. 1, 2016.
Trip has had a key role in tripling foreign investment, said two of Paris Images’ organizers, Valérie Lépine-Karnik, CEO of Film France, and Yann Marchet, »
- Martin Dale
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