GIRLS OF THE SUN now in production

In Production November 2017

  • NOS BATAILLES by Guillaume Senez producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc is shooting. Senez once again tackles the question of fatherhood, through the story of a man who has delegated his parental duties to his partner for a long time, and who suddenly finds himself confronted with a role that he must learn to adopt. While 39-year-old foreman Olivier puts as much effort as he can into his work, Laura, his wife and the mother of their two children, vanishes from the family home. She leaves him alone to face up to his responsibilities. A disconcerted Olivier will have to assume his new position as a father and bring up his children on his own – because Laura is not coming back. NOS BATAILLES is being produced by Iota Production (Belgium), Les Films Pelléas (France) and Savage Film (Belgium), with backing from the CCA, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Rhône Alpes Cinema region, BETV, RTBF, Ciné+, Indefilms and Casa Kafka Pictures, in addition to Media Development. The shoot takes place from 6 November-19 December in the Lyon region.


  • GIRLS OF THE SUN by Eva Husson, producers: EAVE graduates Didar Domehri, Vladimer Katcharava and Dan Wechsler is shooting. The story written by Husson is set in Kurdistan. Bahar played by Golshifteh Farahani is the commander in chief of the GIRLS OF THE SUN, a Kurdish female battalion. She is about to take back the town where she was previously captured by the extremists. French journalist Mathilde played by Emmanuelle Bercot covers the first three days of the offensive. Through their encounter, Bahar relives the experience of how the men dressed in black changed the course of her existence. The film is produced by France’s Maneki Films in co-production with France’s Wild Bunch and Arches Films, Belgium’s Gapbusters, Georgia’s 20 Steps Productions, Switzerland’s Bord Cadre Films, in association with Elle Driver, BackUp Media, B Media 2014, Indéfilms 6 and Cinécap, and with the participation of Canal+, OCS, RTBF, Proximus, Tax Shelter Casa Kafka Pictures and the Wallonie-Bruxelles Federation. The French CNC, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA, ANGOA, Aquitaine région and Film In Georgia cash rebate system are supporting the project. The project was selected at Rotterdam and Berlin’s coproduction markets for the Rotterdam- Berlinale Express. Shooting started on 26 September 2017 in Georgia and in France, and is scheduled for 39 days.

Page published 30 November 2017.

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