General Public / Programme 2019

Three days of screenings and meetings for sharing the best of European series and introducing their creators.

The 8th season took place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd July 2019 in Fontainebleau.

Free of charge, subject to availability. Tickets-holders have priority entry.

Sunday 30 June 20:30 - 23:00 Outdoor scene Open to the publicScreenings
20:30    23:00 - Outdoor scene The Killing, Evening in the Forest of Fontainebleau
Sunday 30 June Outdoor scene Screenings Open to the public

Série Series is taking to the Fontainebleau forest for an extraordinary immersive experience on Sunday 30th June!

In the middle of a clearing surrounded by century-old trees, at twilight, the public will be invited to dive into the mysterious atmosphere of a cult series, a pioneer of the “Nordic Noir”…


THE KILLING

 

Join famous detective Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) and relive her very first case in the heart of the Danish forest.

Série Series, in partnership with the National Forests Office, will give you the opportunity to (re)discover the first episode from the series created by Søren Sveistrup and broadcast on DR in Denmark from 2007 to 2012. The creative team will also be there.


CREDITS FOR EPISODE 1

Screenwriters: Torleif Hoppe, Per Daumiller, Søren Sveistrup Director: Birger Larsen Composer: Frans Bak Cast: Sofie Gråbøl, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Søren Malling 

 
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Monday 01 July 14:30 - 17:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
14:30    17:00 - Théâtre municipal In the Pipeline: Mirage (France Télévisions Focus)
Monday 01 July Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public
France Télévision Focus
In the Pipeline: Mirage
 
Claire lost her husband Gabriel during the tsunami in 2004. His body has never been found.  Back in Paris, she realized that she was pregnant. Enzo came into the world a few months later. That was fifteen years ago. Since then, Claire has started a new life with Lukas. And after a decade of mourning and professional purgatory, she has just landed a dream job in a Middle Eastern city. There, Claire sees Gabriel’s reflection in a window, at a restaurant, she tries to follow him, but he’s already gone. Was it a dream? The day after, she decides to look for him. She desperately needs the truth.
She doesn’t know yet but it’s going to be a very long journey…
 
With Bénédicte Charles, Franck Philippon, Olivier Pouponneau (screenwriters), Christine de Bourbon Busset (producer, Lincoln) and Nathalie Biancolli (head of international fiction, FTV).
 
Chaired by Carole Bienaimé Besse (board member, CSA) 
 
with Alex Berger (producer, The Oligarchs)
 
Countries: France, Germany, Canada Original idea: Bénédicte Charles and Olivier Pouponneau Screenwriters: Bénédicte Charles, Franck Philippon et Olivier Pouponneau Director: Louis Choquette Executive Producer :  Franck PhilipponComposer: A déterminer/TBD A coproduction Lincoln TV, Connect 3 In association with Wild Bunch Germany In coproduction with Gapbusters With the participation of France Télévisions, ZDF, A Super Channel Fuse Original, Bell Media Distributor: Cineflix Rights Casting: Marie-Josée Croze, Clive Standen, Hannes Jaenicke, Shawn Doyle, Maxim Roy, Thomas Chomel, Jeanette Hain, Agathe de la Boulaye and with the participation of Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu and Grégory Fitoussi Format: 6x52’ Date of broadcast: TBD 2020

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Monday 01 July 14:30 - 16:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
14:30    16:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Screening and case study: Happily Never After
Monday 01 July Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Screening and case study: Happily Never After

 

Karen, a 38-year-old couples counselor and mother of three, has her life turned upside down when she discovers her husband's infidelity. Suddenly single, she must say good-bye to the utopian vision of the perfect nuclear family, and the professional advice she gives her clients now seem absurd. Every other weekend, the so-called "daddy weekends", are what Karen now fears most.

 

Screening of an episode and case study with Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir (creator, screenwriter, director, producer, actor).

 

Country : Iceland Original title: Pabblahelgar Original idea: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir Screenwriters: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Huldar Breiðfjörð, Sólveig Jónsdóttir Directors: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Marteinn Thorsson Composer: Gísli Galdur Production: Zik Zak Kvikmyndir, Ungar kvikmyndafélag Producers: Birgitta Björnsdóttir, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir (producers), Thor Sigurjonsson (executive producer) Broadcaster: RÚV The National Icelandic Broadcasting Service Distributor: REinvent Cast: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson Format: 6 x 45’ Date of broadcast: Sept. 2019

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Monday 01 July 17:15 - 18:45 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicDiscussions
17:15    18:45 - Théâtre municipal Masterclass : Veerle Baetens and presentation of Ghosts of the Past
Monday 01 July Théâtre municipal Discussions Open to the public
Veerle Baetens
Actress, writer, singer - Belgium
 
Belgian actor, singer and writer Veerle Baetens is a central figure of European drama. She gained public recognition by playing the role of Elise in Alabama Monroe (2014 César for best foreign fi lm). Since the early 2000s, Veerle has acted in numerous series, including European co-production The Team, French series Beyond the Walls and Cordon from Belgium. More recently she starred in Tabula Rasa (which had its fi rst preview at Série Series 2017), a fantasy thriller which she also created. Veerle will share her experience as an actor but also as a writer and will unveil the new project she is developing, Ghosts From the Past, alongside its producers. 
 
Veerle will be speaking with screenwriter and director Hervé Hadmar, who she knows well since she played the leading role in his series Beyond the Walls. Hervé has also created Witnesses, Pigalle, la nuit and Romance, and is currently working on his second feature film.

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Monday 01 July 17:30 - 19:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
17:30    19:00 - Cinéma Ermitage Screening and case study: Grenslanders
Monday 01 July Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Screening and case study: Grenslanders 

 

In a godforsaken bordertown where nothing is what it seems, a Dutch detective and a Belgian psychiatrist fight an unpredictable battle to save the life of a young girl, who has fallen into the hands of an age old human trafficking organisation.

 

Screening and case study with Rik D’Hiet (co-creator, screenwriter), Chantal van der Horst (producer, Column Film), Peter Bouckaert (producer, Eyeworks Film & TV Drama), Jasmine Sendar (actress), Mylène Verdurmen (broadcaster, AVROTROS), Elly Vervloet (broadcaster, VRT)

 

Modéré par Caroline Palmstierna (consultant)

 

Country: The Netherlands, Belgium Original idea: Erik de Bruyn, Rik D’Hiet Screenwriters: Rik D’Hiet, Erik de Bruyn Director: Erik de Bruyn Production: Column Film, Eyeworks Film & TV Drama Producers: Chantal van der Horst, Peter Bouckaert Broadcasters: AVROTROS, Eén Distributor: Federation Entertainment Cast: Jasmine Sendar, Koen De Bouw, Wim Willaert, Monic Hendrickx, Sebastien Dewaele, Fedja van Huêt, Herwig Ilegems, Nico de Vries, Anne-Laure Vandeputte, Adanna Unigwe, Robin Boissevain Format: 8 x 50’ Date of broadcast: august 2019

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Monday 01 July 19:30 - 21:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
19:30    21:00 - Théâtre municipal Opening ceremony: When The Dust Settles (DR Focus)
Monday 01 July Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public

Presented in the DR Focus : When The Dust Settles

 

When the Dust Settlesis a multi-plot drama that portrays the lives of eight Copenhagen citizens, during the days before and after a tragic terrorist attack shocks the city. As the stories of the eight characters interweave throughout the season, it becomes apparent that their lives are connected in unexpected ways.

 

Screening of the first episode followed by a case study with Dorte Høgh and Ida Ryden (creators, screenwriters) and Stinna Lassen (producer).

 

Chaired by Pierre Zéni (journalist, CANAL+)

 

Country: Denmark Original idea: Dorte W. Høgh, Ida Maria Rydén Screenwriters: Dorte W. Høgh, Ida Maria Rydén Director: Milad Alami (ep 1, 2, 5), Jeanette Nordahl (ep 3, 4), Iram Haq (ep 6, 7, 8), ep 9, 10 TBA Composer: Maartin Dirkov Production: DR Drama Producer: Stinna Lassen Broadcaster: Danish Broadcasting Corporation Distributor: DR Sales Cast : Jacob Lohmann, Karen-Lise Mynster, Peter Christoffersen, Arian Kashef, Henning Jensen, Viola Martinsen, Malin Crepin, Adam Brix Format: 10 x 60' Date of broadcast: 1 Jan. 2020


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Tuesday 02 July 11:00 - 11:45 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
11:00    11:45 - Cinéma Ermitage Screening and case study: Polichinels
Tuesday 02 July Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Screening and case study: Polichinels

 

Marion and Salomé decide to have a child. It's not an easy decision. On one side ther’s Marion who knows she wants to be a mother, on the other Salomé still doubts herself and her ability to be a mother. With humour, they'll have to face social constructs, their friends and family, and the reality of pregnancy and constructing a homoparental family. The couple goes through highs and lows, inevitable conflicts that feed their desire to have a child together... or question it. 

 

Screening and case study with Sandra Parra (creator, actress), Adrien Pallatier (editor), Théo Laboulandine (producer, Melocoton Films)

 

Chaired by Bérengère Legrand (producer, Septembre Productions)

 

Country: France Original idea: Sandra Parra, Armand Robin Screenwriters: Sandra Parra, Armand Robin Director: Armand Robin Composer: Linda Edsjö Production: Melocoton Films Producers: Théo Laboulandine, Archibald Martin (production manager) Broadcaster: Melocoton Films Cast: Sandra Parra, Magali Genoud Format: 6 x 3.30’ Date of broadcast: 17/05/2019

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Tuesday 02 July 12:00 - 13:15 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicDiscussions
12:00    13:15 - Cinéma Ermitage Masterclass: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Tuesday 02 July Cinéma Ermitage Discussions Open to the public

Masterclass: Isobel Waller-Bridge

Composer - United Kingdom

 

Isobel Waller-Bridge is a composer and musician for fi lm, television and theatre. Her notable work includes the soundtracks to Vanity Fair, The Split and Fleabag. Isobel brilliantly and eff ortlessly works with orchestral music, electronic sound design, experimental music and songs - for series 2 of Fleabag, she even played around with a religious choir. All the while, her work is signed off  with her instinctively recognisable and decidedly contemporary tone. We are delighted to be able to showcase a young and talented composer like Isobel, who has had such a phenomenal and fascinating career so far. It’s also a superb opportunity for professionals and the public to approach the subject of music’s role within series with Isobel. 

 

Screenwriter and director Cathy Verney, who notably wrote Vernon Subutex and Hard, will discuss the role music has to play in series and how directors and composer collaborate with the talented Isobel.
 
In partnership with  

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Tuesday 02 July 16:30 - 18:15 Hôtel Aigle Noir Open to the publicDiscussions
16:30    18:15 - Hôtel Aigle Noir Cafés Séries Télérama
Tuesday 02 July Hôtel Aigle Noir Discussions Open to the public
The Cafés Séries are run as open and informal gatherings, that bring together professionals and the public.
 
In French only
 
What about European series on French screens ?
 
Although still outnumbered on French screens, European series are becoming more and more prevalent in French television and streaming platforms. We will discuss French broadcasters views on these works from across Europe and ask the audience about their interest in them. What do co-productions and regional content bring to the audience, as well as series creators in France? What do we get out of them? How should we broadcast them? Why remake them for local audiences? Buyers, broadcaster, distributors, creators and the public will be sharing their points of view on these questions.
 
With: Nathalie Biancolli (head of international fiction - France Télévisions), Emmanuelle Guilbart (distributor - About Premium Content), Claire Lemaréchal (screenwriter)
 
Chaired by Pierre Langlais (journalist, Télérama)

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Tuesday 02 July 16:45 - 18:45 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
16:45    18:45 - Cinéma Ermitage Screening and case study: Hide and Seek
Tuesday 02 July Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

Screening and case study: Hide and Seek

 

In an ordinary looking apartment, a father and daughter play a game of hide-and-seek. While searching for his daughter, she is nowhere to be found... Later, a video is posted which shows the girl holding a sign with a mysterious set of numbers. But what do they mean? She’s the first of several children who disappear without a trace in a small industrial town.

 

Screening and case study with Simor Galsenko (scriptwriter, author of original idea), Iryna Gromozda (director), Sergey Krutko (director of photography), Olesya Lukanenko (producer, FILM.UA)

 

Chaired by Philippe Triboit (screenwriter, director)

 

Country: Ukraine Original idea: Simor Glasenko Screenwriter: Simor Glasenko Director: Iryna Gromozda Production: Film.UA Producers: Olesya Lukyanenko (creative producer), Andriy Ryzvanyuk (executive producer), Kateryna Vyshnevska (co-producer), Viktor Mirsky (producer) Broadcaster: ICTV Ukraine Distributor: ZDF Enterprises Cast: Yulia Abdel Fattakh, Pyotr Rykov, Vyacheslav Dovzhenko, Aleksandr Kobzar, Mikhail Troynik Format: 8 x 60’ Date of broadcast: fall 2019

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Tuesday 02 July 20:00 - 21:30 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
20:00    21:30 - Théâtre municipal Evening event: Dark Money
Tuesday 02 July Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public
Screening and case study: Dark Money
 
Money cannot remove guilt. Money cannot erase memories. Money cannot change the past. Money cannot replace love. A struggling working-class father accepts a substantial pay-off from a renowned
filmmaker to keep silent about the molestation of his youngest son. The father felt this would enable his family to heal and move on – he was so wrong. Dark Money sees a guilt-ridden dad decide to accept ‘hush money’ rather than drag his family through publicity hell by pressing charges against a celebrity. The series is told from the point of view of the family. We follow their journey, from accepting the money and starting a new life – to the family splintering and the father seeking vengeance for his son.
 

With Lewis Arnold (director) and Babou Ceesay (actor)

 

Chaired by Pierre Zéni (journalist, CANAL+)

 
Country: United Kingdom Creator: Levi David Addai Screenwriter: Levi David Addai Director: Lewis Arnold Composer: Sarah Warne Production: The Forge, All3mMedia International Producer: Erika Hossington Broadcaster: BBC One Distributor: All3Media International Cast: Babou Ceesay, Jill Halfpenny, Susan Wokoma, Rebecca Front Format: 4 x 60’ Date of broadcast: TBC

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Wednesday 03 July 11:00 - 13:00 Cinéma Ermitage Open to the publicScreenings
11:00    13:00 - Cinéma Ermitage In The Pipeline: On Death Row (En el corredor de la muerte)
Wednesday 03 July Cinéma Ermitage Screenings Open to the public

January 27, 1994. The bodies of a man and two 25-year-old models are found riddled with bullet holes in the house of a nightclub owner. The police find a camera set up in the living room of the victim, which has filmed the murder. Three weeks later, at a police station in another district, an officer thinks he recognizes one of the killers: Pablo Ibar. None of the evidence found at the crime scene points to him… But it does not matter. Pablo is sentenced and sent to death row.

 
Original idea: Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Diego Sotelo Screenwriters: Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Diego Sotelo, Nacho Carretero Director: Carlos Marqués Marcet Production: Movistar+, Bambú Productions (collaboration) Producers: Domingo Corral, Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández-Valdés Broadcaster: Movistar+ Distributor: Studiocanal Format: 4 x 50’ Date of broadcast: TBC
 
Speakers: Diego Sotelo, creator, scriptwriter and executive producer 
 
Chaired by Dominic Schreiber (Global Drama Executive, Reel One Enterteinment)

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Wednesday 03 July 17:00 - 18:45 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicScreenings
17:00    18:45 - Théâtre municipal Screening and case study: Back To Life
Wednesday 03 July Théâtre municipal Screenings Open to the public
Screening and case study: Back To Life 
 
Freed from prison, sentenced to small town life.
Haggard plays ‘Miri’, who has just been released from a decade in prison following a terrible crime. Now in her late thirties, with no job, no friends and no choice but to move back in with her parents. Miri is desperate to move on, put the past behind her and get back to her life; but, in a small town where her crime is the most dramatic thing that has ever happened, will anyone let her?
 

Screening of two episodes followed by a discusison with Amy Chappelhow (script editor, Two Brothers).

 

Chaired by Marike Muselaers (co-CEO, Lumiere Group)

 
Country: United Kingdom Original idea : Daisy Haggard Screenwriters : Daisy Haggard, Laura Solon Director : Christopher Sweeney Composer : Solomon Grey Production : Two Brothers Pictures Producers : Sarah Hammond, Jack Williams, Harry Williams Broadcaster : BBC Three, UK Distributor : all3media International Casting : Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James, Jamie Michie, Souad Faress, Frank Feys, Jo Martin, Liam Williams, Adeel Akhtar Format : 6 x 30’ Date of broadcast : 15/04/2019

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Wednesday 03 July 17:00 - 18:30 Hôtel Aigle Noir Open to the publicDiscussions
17:00    18:30 - Hôtel Aigle Noir Café Séries AAFA: The inner workings of a shoot
Wednesday 03 July Hôtel Aigle Noir Discussions Open to the public
The Cafés Séries are run as open and informal gatherings, that bring together professionals and the public.
 

 

In French only

 

The inner workings of a shoot

 

See backstage into the making of a series by attending a work session with a screenwriter, a director and actors. 

 

With Dominique Baron, director, Sandra Luce, actress, and Issaka Sawadogo, actor.

Chaired by Cécile Camp et Mathéo Capelli, actors.

 

In partnership with 


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Wednesday 03 July 19:30 - 21:00 Théâtre municipal Open to the publicEvenings
19:30    21:00 - Théâtre municipal Closing ceremony : screening of 45 Revoluciones
Wednesday 03 July Théâtre municipal Evenings Open to the public

Closing ceremony : screening of 45 Revoluciones

November 1962. First morning of the Price Circus. Thousands of young people congregate to sing and dance to the songs of the leading bands of the moment. The show is about to end, when a boy jumps on stage, it is Robert Aguirre, who with all the nerve of the world begins to play a song.

Upon leaving the Price, Guillermo intercepts Robert and offers him to be part of his new project: Futura. His idea is to convince Don Alfredo, the president of Golden Records, to bet on rock and create Futura as the new sub-label at the record company. In reality, Golden has a portfolio made of folkloric music, singers of copla and even the prodigy Marisol, but Guillermo is convinced that rock is the future. He has three months period to present a proposal that convinces the board of directors.

Screening of the first episode in presence of Gema R. Neira (creator, screenwriter) and David Pinillos (director) and Guiomar Puerta (actress).

Chaired by Pierre Zéni (journalist, CANAL+).

Country: Espagne Original ideaRamón Campos, Gema R. Neira Screenwriters: Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Mª José Rustarazo, Paula Fernández, Javier Chacártegui, Salvador S. Molina, David Orea, Curro Serrano, DC Torallas, Moisés Gómez DirectorsDavid Pinillos, Gustavo Ron Compositeur : Federico Jusid Production : Bambu Producciones Producters : Sara Gonzalo, Marta Miró et Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández-Valdés (executive producers) Broadcaster: Antena 3 TV (Atresmedia) Distributor : Atresmedia International Sales With: Carlos Cuevas, Guiomar Puerta, Iván Marcos Format: 13 x 50' Date of broadcast: 18 Mar. 2019

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