Since its creation in 2013, the Parisian production company CG Cinéma has pursued a clear strategy: to accompany great directors and to put auteur cinema back at the center of the industry.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the company’s films have also found a strong following at major international festivals. In 2016, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s film Mustang, winner of four César in France, was nominated for an Oscar. In the same year, Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper won the Director’s Award at the Cannes Film Festival and Mia Hansen-Løve’s L’Avenir won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festival. The company’s track record also includes a César for Best Documentary in 2020 (M by Yolande Zauberman), the Best Digital Series Award at Séries Mania (First Love by Anthony Jorge and Jonathan Cohen-Berry), and three Golden Horse Awards for Bi Gan’s Un Grand Voyage vers la Nuit, which became the biggest hit in the history of Chinese arthouse cinema, with more than $50 million in revenue.
Other titles in recent years include Yann Gonzalez’s second film, Un couteau dans le cœur, selected in official competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, but also Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s second film, Kings, shot in Los Angeles, starring Daniel Craig and Halle Berry, Doubles Vies, by Olivier Assayas, starring Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet, selected in competition at the Venice Film Festival, Telluride, TIFF and NYFF, Cuban Network, by the same director, shot in Cuba with Penélope Cruz and Édgar Ramírez, Bergman Island, the first English-language film by Mia Hansen-Løve, starring Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps and Mia Wasikowska; and Leos Carax’s Annette, a musical comedy with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, which marked the French director’s return to the opening of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Based in Paris, the company has produced films in China, South America, Sweden, Cuba, the United States and Israel. It has accompanied recognized authors and helped talents emerge, such as Nicolas Maury, whose first feature film, Garçon Chiffon, was selected for Cannes in 2020, or Anna Cazenave Cambet, whose first film, De l’or pour les chiens, was selected by the Semaine de la critique.
With the participation of Impala, the company intends to pursue and develop this same editorial ambition in France and in the rest of the world.
- 1 Louis Delluc Prize for Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas
- 1 Goya and 1 César for Best First Film for Mustang by Deniz Gamzë Ergüven
- 1 Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film for Mustang
- 3 Golden Horse Awards for Un Grand Voyage Vers la Nuit by Bi Gan
- 2 awards for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas and Annette by Leos Carax
- 1 Silver Bear for Best Direction for L’Avenir by Mia Hansen-Løve
- 1 César nomination for Best Adaptation for Cuban Network by Olivier Assayas
- 1 César nomination for Best First Film for Garçon chiffon by Nicolas Maury