Chine, le nouvel empire, is the historical and political story of the last 30 years of the country. The film starts of with Mao’s death in 1976 and the arrival to the supreme power of Deng Xiaoping in 1979 and it finishes with the international exhibition held in Shanghai in 2010. It’s an historical film which intends to show the beginning of the world’s factory, the authoritarian regime that caused its growth, and the reinforced nationalism that established its power. But it’s also the story of how China needs yet to establish its dominant position worldwide.
Direction: Jean-Michel Carré
Script: Jean-Michel Carré
Production companies: Inicia Films in co-production with Les Films grain de sable /Hikari Films /Simple productions, and with the collaboration of Arte, RTBF, MEDIA, PROCIREP, CNC.
Executive production: Sallah Edine, Valérie Delpierre, Nicolas Wiart, Kathleen de Béthune
Direction of photography: François Cauwel, Jesús Merino
Founded in 2006, Inicia Films is an independent Spanish production company based in Barcelona. After many years of being involved in the audiovisual production industry, Valérie Delpierre decided to create her own company with the aim of developing projects, focused on international co-productions and the development of new talent.
Our feature films, short films and documentaries have been selected and awarded in many international festivals, including the Berlinale (Best Opera Prima Award 2017 for Carla Simón’s Estiu 1993) and La Semaine de la Critique of Cannes (Leica Discovery Prize 2017 for Laura Ferrés’ The Disinherited).
We have produced documentaries with different European production companies and with the support of TV channels such as RTVE, TVC, ARTE, ZDF and CBC as well as regional, national and European institutions.
At this moment, we are developing two fiction feature films, two hybrid short films and a television documentary with the support of TVE.