Net to co-produce Claire Denis' 'Bastards'
Cafe de Flore”), will start shooting Oct. 15 in Canada. Arte will also co-produce drama “The Bastards,” helmed by Claire Denis (“White Material”). Pic stars Vincent Lindon (“Mademoiselle Chambon”) and Chiara Mastroianni (“Beloved”), and is produced by Alcatraz Films. It is co-produced by Wild Bunch, which has taken French distribution and international sales rights. Arte also has boarded Hiner Saleem’s “Aga,” starring Golshifteh Farahani (“Just Like a Woman”) as a school teacher in Iraq. “Aga” is produced by Agat Films & Cie; Memento Film Distribution will release the pic in France. Arte will also co-produce Ritesh Batra’s Mumbai-set feature debut “Lunchbox,” produced by Asap Films. Batra’s “Cafe Regular, Cairo” won Tribeca’s special jury nod for narrative short. The selection was supervised by Arte France Cinema topper Michel Reilhac, who will be replaced by former Locarno fest topper Olivier Pere in November. The company co-produces approximately 20 films and three docus a year.