EAVE project DRIVE ME HOME is shooting

In Production September 2017

  • 7 FACES, episodic online mini-series by various directors, producers: Ersan Çongar and EAVE graduate Cihan Asli Filiz, is in production. The 7 episode series is produced by Bir Film, for the SVoD platform BluTV. The series tells stories of self-confontation of each character in the different episodes which will have different cinematography and tones. The episodes are being directed by four different directors, Tunç Şahin, Umut Aral, Ceylan Özgün Özçelik and Alphan Eşeli. The shootings will take 9 weeks in Istanbul and the cast includes many acclaimed actors and actresses as well as many cameos. This will be the first episodic online series of Turkey.


  • NIET SCHIETEN by Stijn Coninx, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert is shooting. The Flemish director started principal photography for his new film in late August. Coninx is trying his hand at depicting the Brabant killers, the criminals at the source of a news story that shook Belgium in the 1980s and that still haunts it today, given that the identities of the perpetrators are still hazy. NIET SCHIETEN is based on the book by, and life of, David Van de Steen, who lost his parents and his sister in the attack on a supermarket in 1985, the last such crime attributed to the Brabant killers. The film starts off with the attack itself. David, then aged nine, is taken in by his grandparents after the death of his family. The film therefore aims to portray the victims, their resilience and the way they overcome such immense trauma. Produced by Eyeworks, in co-production with Les Films du Fleuve, and Kaap Holland Film, NIET SCHIETEN has received backing from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.


  • THE MOROMETE FAMILY 2 by Stere Gulea, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu is shooting. Released in 1988, THE MOROMETE FAMILY, an adaptation of Marin Preda’s classic novel of the same name, soon became one of the most critically acclaimed films in Romanian cinema. Rumours about a sequel have been circulating ever since, and now they have become a reality. The Libra Film project has received a grant from the Romanian National Film Center. The film follows Ilie Moromete, a peasant whose intelligence, sense of humour and common sense have turned him into a symbol of the Romanian psyche. He is facing the biggest challenge of his life: the infamous collectivisation, where the communists seized private property and made it state property. The protagonist will oppose the state decision with all his might. The film will be released next November, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original production.


  • THE HUMORIST by Michael Idov, producers: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina and Artemio Benki is in production. The story written by Michael Idov follows a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, in 1984. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship, but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships. The comedian will eventually take his revenge through his “insult humor”. The film is produced by Artem Vasilyev through Russia’s Metrafilms, Andrey Saveliev, Aija Berzina through Latvia’s Tasse Film and Artemio Benki through Sirena Film from the Czech Republic. The project is supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture, the National Film Centre of Latvia, the Riga Film Fund and Eurimages. |


  • ASYMETRY – THREE TERRITORIES by Masa Neskovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev is shooting in Belgrade. Masa Neskovic co-wrote the script together with the prominent and popular Serbian writer Vladimir Arsenijevic. The film is produced by the Belgrade-based production company This and That Production and is supported by Film Center Serbia and the City Assembly of Belgrade.


  • EAVE project DRIVE ME HOME by Simone Catania, producer: EAVE graduate Michele Fornasero is shooting. Antonio is 25-year-old boy who grew up in a small Sicilian village. Today he’s living in Bruxelles and life’s expenses begin to bear heavily on him. Having no one to go home to, he decides to sell the property he inherited from his grandfather and cover his financial needs. When he receives an offer, he needs to return to the village to conclude the deal. Before going back to Sicily, however, he decides to meet and spend some time with Agostino, the childhood friend he hasn’t seen or heard from for nearly 10 years who he discovers to be a truck driver and homosexual living just close to him in Antwerp. On a truck ride back home across Europe, the two friends find themselves confronting on their new lives, on the reasons that divided them and on what their true origins are. Produced by Caviar, Indyca, Inthelfilm, in co-production with RAI CINEMA with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA slate, Trentino Film Commission.

Page published 28 September 2017.

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