Frakas Productions is a production company founded by Jean-Yves Roubin in 2007.
Always aiming to produce films that match the expectations of the market without denying cultural diversity, always casting a critical glance at our society, Jean-Yves Roubin and Cassandre Warnauts aim to work with young directors, both Belgian and international, with a pronounced interest for so-called “genre” cinema, including Christophe Hermans, Delphine Noels, Banu Akseki, Giordano Gederlini, Thibaut Wohlfahrt, Aline Magrez and Fabrice du Welz.
Frakas actively develops their international coproductions counting Katell Quilévéré, Arthur Harari, Davy Chou and Michaël R. Roskam’s films.
Frakas Productions counts in its catalog: "Between Life and Death" by Giordano Gederlini, "Titanium" by Julia Ducournau (Palme d'Or 2021), "Onoda" by Arthur Harari (Opening of Un certain Regard Cannes 2021), "Madeleine Collins" by Antoine Barraud (Giornate degli Autori 2021) "Grave" by Julia Ducournau (Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2016), "Seule à Mon Mariage" by Marta Bergman (ACID Cannes 2018), "Girl" by Lukas Dhont (Caméra d'Or Cannes 2018), "Atlantic" by Mati Diop (Grand Prix du Jury Cannes 2019), "Vivarium" by Lorcan Finnegan (La Semaine de la Critique 2019), "Sea Fever" by Neasa Hardiman (TIFF 2019), "Exile" by Visar Morina (Sundance and Berlin 2020), and "The Girl with the Bracelet" by Stéphane Demoustier (César for Best Screenplay 2021).
Frakas is currently working on numerous productions including: "Sans Soleil" by Banu Akseki, "Retour à Séoul" by Davy Chou, "Earwig" by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Official Competition San Sebastian 2021), "Don Juan" by Serge Bozon, "La bête dans la jungle" by Patric Chiha, "The Damned Don't Cry" by Fyzal Boulifa, "L'enfant Bélier" by Marta Bergman, "Maldoror" by Fabrice du Welz, "Blood Makes Noise" by Marion Renard, "Enclos" by Antoine Cuypers and Giordano Gederlini's next project.
Director : Julia Ducournau
Screenplay : Julia Ducournau
Cast : Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rouselle
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ONODA, 10.000 NUITS DANS LA JUNGLE 2021
Director : Arthur Harari
Screenplay : Arthur Harari, Vincent Poymiro
Cast : Endo Yuya, Mastuura Yuya
Japan, 1944. An apprentice pilot prone to vertigo and resistant to the logic of military sacrifice, the young Hiroo Onoda, 22, is chosen by the charismatic Major Taniguchi to be trained in a secret school, in an unknown discipline: secret war. Learning the fundamentals of survival and intelligence, Onoda essentially discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide, no surrender, the mission is more important than anything, even if it means relying on free will and moral transgression. Soon parachuted into Lubang, where the Americans were about to land, he had to lead a guerrilla war until the Japanese troops returned. But the reality in Lubang is quite different from what Onoda expected: the weak and mediocre Japanese contingent does not want to fight, let alone obey such a young officer. Onoda barely had time to impose his authority before the Americans arrived.
THE HIVE – CHRISTOPHE HERMANS 2022
Director : Christophe Hermans
Screenplay : Christophe Hermans, Noémie Nicolas
Cast : Ludivine Sagnier, Sophie Breyer, Mara Taquin, Bonnie Duvauchelle, Tom Vermeir
As far back as they can remember, Marion Claire and Louise have always lived to the rhythm of their mother Alice's joy and pain. Today, they only have their love to oppose this destructive spiral in which Alice sinks more and more. An infinite love, as violent as it is unspeakable.
Director: Lukas Dhont
Screenplay: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Cast: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter
Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.
71ème Festival de Cannes - Prix Un Certain Regard
ALONE AT MY WEDDING 2019
Director: Marta Bergman
Screenplay: Marta Bergman, Laurent Brandenbourger, Katell Quillévéré, Boris Lojkine
Cast: Alina Serban, Tom Vermeir, Marian Samu, Rebecca Anghel, Viorica Rudareasa, Jonas Bloquet
Insolent, spontaneous, funny. Pamela, a young Roma, is different from other girls in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in small hut where the three of them share a bed. How can she reconcile the needs of her two-year old daughter and her dream of freedom? Pamela embarks on a journey into the unknown, breaking away from the traditions that suffocate her. «Lapin, pizza, amour». All she has are three words in French and the hope that marriage will change her and her daughter’s destiny.
Best Film - Cinédays 2018
Director: Julia Ducournau
Screenplay: Julia Ducournau
Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Naït Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Sophie Breyer, Bouli Lanners
An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.
69ème Festival de Cannes - Semaine de la Critique - Prix FIPRESCI
Festival du Film Fantastique de Gerardmer - Grand Prix & Prix de la Critique.