A THOUSAND FIRES produced by EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, May Odeh and Palmyre Badinier is in production

In Production July 2020

 A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouki, producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, May Odeh and Palmyre Badinier is in production
A THOUSAND FIRES is a story about the human scale of the oil industry in Myanmar, and the marks it leaves on the body and soul. It is a film about transformation, reincarnation, and generational clashes. Supported by Region Pays de la Loire, Region Rhône Alpes, Procirep, CNC – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Creative Europe Media (slate funding), Al Jazeera documentary, Netherlands Film Fund, Buddhist Programing KRO-NCRV, OFC – Office Fédéral de la Culture (Suisse), Cineforom, RTS, Swiss OFC, Cineforom and the Swiss TV RTS, the Buddhist Channel and the Netherlands film fund.
 ERIK STONEHEART by Ilmar Raag, producers: EAVE graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Aleksi Bardy is shooting
The film revolves around an 11-year-old boy called Erik, who is convinced that he has a stone for a heart. That’s why he doesn’t mind that his parents have no time for him or that he has no real friends. When his family moves to a villa they inherited from Aunt Brunhilda, he discovers another family living there – Maria and her dad, whom Erik’s parents want to kick out. When the family gets an eviction notice, Maria hatches a secret plan to bring back her missing mother to save them. Together, they end up on a fantastical journey to the In- Between-World, and Erik learns how hard it really is to wear a heart of stone. The first shooting session took place in November in Luxembourg’s Filmland Studios, whilst the ongoing one began on 6 July and will wrap on 25 July. Current locations are Tallinn’s Haven Kakumäe Marina and Toila (in Ida-Viru County). A third and final filming session is scheduled to take place from 3-18 August at Meysembourg Castle (Luxembourg).
ERIK STONEHEART is being produced by Riina Sildos for Estonia’s Amrion, in co-production with Paul Thiltges and Adrien Chef for Luxembourg’s Paul Thiltges Distributions, Uljana Kim for Lithuania’s Uljana Kim Studios, Aleksi Bardy for Finland’s Helsinki-filmi Oy and Roberts Vinovskis for Latvia’s Locomotive Productions. The project is being backed by the Estonian Film Institute, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the Viru Film Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg, the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme, the Lithuanian Film Centre, the Finnish Film Foundation, YLE and the National Film Centre of Latvia.
 MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY by Elmo Nüganen, producers: EAVE graduaze Esko Rips, EAVE + graduate Kristian Taska is in production
The protagonist of the story is Apothecary Melchior, who needs to discover the secrets behind a wave of murders set in medieval Tallinn. The Estonian/Latvian/German coproduction is based on Indrek Hargla's successful crime novels. The first part of the medieval crime trilogy started shooting on in July in Tallinn. The Estonian Film Institute supported the first film. The film has recently been approved for the Riga Film Fund cash rebate scheme. Besides Tallinn, the shooting will take place in Narva, Purtse, Lääne-Viru County, Saare County, and in Latvia. The shooting will wrap at the end of this year.
 BURIAL by Emilija Skarnulyte, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite is in production
The 70-minute film is a reflection on the effect of nuclear power, and looks at its impact from the archeological perspective of a visitor from the future. The journey goes from an Etruscan burial site to New Mexico, which was the site of the world’s first nuclear test. The sequences presented are notable for their striking visual images and minimalist soundscape. The project participated in the Eurimages Lab Project Award presentation at the online edition of Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises in July 2020.

Page published 30 July 2020. Updated 31 August 2020.

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