B’EST project SUNBURNED now in post-production

In post-production August 2019

MONEYBOYS by Bo Chen, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Pichler is in post-production. The plot: Fei works illegally as a hustler in Beijing to finance his family. When he realizes that they accept his money, but not his homosexuality, there is a rift. Through the relationship with the idiosyncratic Long, Fei seems to be making a fresh start in his life. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Xiaolai and confronts him with the guilt of his repressed past. Produced by KGP, Zorba Productions and Panache Productions and funded by the Austrian Film Institute, Filmfonds Wien, MEDIA-Creative Europe, EURIMAGES, Taiwan Film Commission, CNC, Tax Credit Belgium, ORF and ARTE. The shooting took place in Taiwan undtil July.


B’EST project SUNBURNED by Carolina Hellsgard, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, co-producer: B’EST graduate Johanna Aust is in post-production. Claire (13) is vacationing with her sister Zoe (15) and mother Sophie (40) at a resort hotel in southern Spain. Sophie spends her days by the pool and shows a minimum of interest in her daughters. In the beginning Claire clings to her older sister Zoe, who mercifully lets her tag along. But when Zoe meets a boy her own age, Claire is left alone. By the beach Claire befriends Amram, a young Senegalese beach vendor. As their relationship deepens, Claire tries to help him, but unintentionally ends up making his desolate situation even worse. Produced by NiKo Film, FLICKFILM, The Film Kitchen, Staron Film, WDR, SWR, the film is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Creative Europe MEDIA, nordmedia, FFA, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, The Film Kitchen Amsterdam.


ONE FOR ALL by David Ilundain, producers: EAVE graduates Adrià Monés (Fasten Films) and Valérie Delpierre (Inicia Films). The movie recounts how a supply teacher takes on the task of serving as a year-seven tutor in a town he is totally unfamiliar with. When he finds out that he has to reintegrate a sick student back into the classroom, he runs up against a huge problem: none of his schoolmates wants him to return to class. This is a story of self-improvement and hope, which talks about the need to forgive – and to know how to ask for forgiveness – in an environment shot through with obvious cultural and generational differences. ONE FOR ALL poses the question: what’s the point of fighting and learning? With the collaboration of RTVE, Movistar + and TV3; and the support of ICAA - Ministerio de Cultura de España, MEDIA Creative Europe, ICEC - Generalitat de Catalunya and Gobierno de Navarra.

THE OFFERING by Ventura Durall, produced by EAVE graduates Adrià Monés (Fasten Films) and Dan Wechsler (Bordcadre Films) in co-production with TV3 and the support of A punt, ICEC - Generalitat de Catalunya and IVC - Institut Valencià de Cultura.


BLACK GARDEN, BLUE SKIES by Nora Martirosyan, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri is in post-production. Written by Martirosyan herself together with novelist Emmanuelle Pagano, the story revolves around Alain, a French international auditor, who comes to assess the airport of a self-proclaimed republic in the Caucasus in order to give the green light for its reopening. A little boy from the local area, Edgar, roams around the airport, seemingly engaged in some bizarre transactions. The man and the child eventually cross paths. Produced by Julie Paratian for French outfit Sister Productions, the film is being co-produced by Armenia’s Aneva Production and Belgium’s Kwassa Films. The feature has secured backing from the CNC’s advance on receipts, Eurimages, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the Wallonia-Brussels fund, the Occitanie region, the Procirep, the Hubert Bals Fund and the Armenian national film centre KinoKentron.


SPIRAL by Cecilia Felméri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Bogdan Craciun is in post-prduction. The film is a love triangle about a young biology teacher, who takes care of a lake in the Hungarian plains, and two women who appear in his life one after the other. This psychological drama is also a reflection on letting go of the past and on how life and nature’s cycles are connected. Hungary’s Inforg M&M Film is producing in coproduction with Hungary’s FocusFox Studio and Romania’s Hai-Hui Entertainment. The Hungarian Film Fund, the Romanian Film Centre and Eurimages are supporting the project.

The film was shot between May 2018 and February 2019 during 28 shooting days in all the four seasons.

Page published 28 August 2019.

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