Nord-Ouest is a partnership between three producers: Christophe Rossignon (who previously produced the first three long feature films of Mathieu Kassovitz and Tran Anh Hung in Lazennec company), Philip Boëffard and Pierre Guyard.
In 2001, Nord-Ouest released Christian Carion debut feature film, THE GIRL FROM PARIS. The success of the film (more than 2.4 Million admissions, sold in above 20 countries) put the company on the map for both ambitious and popular talent-driven film production. A few years later, their second collaboration MERRY CHRISTMAS (16 M€ budget, coproduction between 5 European countries and released in about 35 countries) installed Nord-Ouest as one of the leading European independant producers and won numerous prizes and nominations (César, Oscars, Golden Globes, Bafta) following a Cannes screening. Since 2001, Nord-Ouest has produced almost 40 films for a total audience of twenty million, each of them sold to an average of 15 countries.
Nord-Ouest has developed lasting relationships with authors such as Philippe Lioret (THE LIGHT, DON’T WORRY I’M FINE, WELCOME), Michel Ocelot (AZUR AND ASMAR –THE PRINCES QUEST, TALES OF THE NIGHT, DILILI IN PARIS), Vincent Garenq (BABY LOVE, GUILTY, CLEARSTREAM AFFAIR), Mathieu Kassovitz (REBELLION) or Christian Carion (FAREWELL, COME WHAT MAY, MY SON). Yet, it has never lost its ability to discover new talents, such as Thomas Cailley with LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT (409 676 admissions in France, sold in 35 countries and won 3 Cesar awards, including Best Debut Film and Best Actress) and Mikhaël Hers (THIS SUMMER FEELING, AMANDA), nor to engage in new collaborations, with the likes of Stéphane Brizé (THE MEASURE OF A MAN (Best Actor at Cannes 2015 and at Cesar 2016 for Vincent Lindon) and AT WAR which competed for Cannes Palme d’Or in 2018) and Safy Nebbou with IN THE FORESTS OF SIBERIA.
Nord-Ouest has been involved in documentary film production since its creation (Sylvie Randonneix) and has recently started a TV production branch (Quitterie Gausserès). Its development slate expands to a large array of TV films and series, questioning the world through entertaining stories with deep author inputs. Projects include TRUE CRIME describing 30 years of cold cases inquiries in France, a fantasy ecological thriller, a thriller about international illegal wildlife trade, which have already built interest from distributors and broadcasters (Canal+, etc).
J’IRAI OÙ TU IRAS / I’LL GO WHERE YOU GO 2019
Genre: Comedy, Dram
Director: Géraldine Nakach
Screenplay: Géraldine Nakach
Cast: Leïla Bekhti, Géraldine Nakache, Patrick Timsit
Vali and Mina are two sisters who are polar opposites, pushed apart by life’s hardships and trials. One is a singer, a dreamer and emotional. The other is a therapist, distant and rational. Their loving father has finally found the perfect opportunity to bring them together, if only for a weekend, in order to hopefully patch things up between them: Vali has an audition in Paris and it’s mina who has to accompany her despite her contempt for her sister’s pass.
AU NOM DE LA TERRE / IN THE NAME OF THE LAND 2019
Director: Edouard Bergeo
Screenplay: Edouard Bergeon, Bruno Ulmer et Emmanuel Courco
Cast: Guillaume Canet, Veerle Baetens, Anthony Bajon, Rufus, Samir Guesmi
The Jarjeaus are farmers, father and son. Pierre was 25 when he returned from Wyoming to his fiancée Claire and the family farm. Twenty years later, both the business and the family have grown. Emma and Thomas enjoy country living while helping their parents. Happy days, at least on the surface... But Pierre is exhausted, his debts are piling up and his father isn’t making things easier. Despite the love of his wife and children, Pierre is sinking...
Festival d’Angoulême : Best Actor for Bajon;
Namur; Ostende; Les Arcs : Green Lab Award;
Film Français Awards : Best First Film;
Vancouver International Film Festival.
DEUX FILS / FATHER AND SONS 2019
Director: Félix Moat
Screenplay: Félix Moati, Florence Seyvo
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste, Anaïs Demoustier, Matthieu Capella
Joseph and his two sons, Joachim and Ivan, form a close-knit family but fail to see that each one is losing control of his life. Joachim is supposed to be studying psychiatry but spends most of his time daydreaming about his ex-girlfriend, Ivan cannot fit in at school despite being very smart, and Joseph has secretly quit his job as a doctor and is trying to become a writer. While there is plenty of affection at home, all three are also, clumsily, searching for love...
IFFI Goa; Seattle French Cinema Now;
Santa Barbara French FF;
D’A Film Festival Barcelona