B’EST EAVE Announces Project Slate


B’EST EAVE 2015 slate consists of a number of first and second features, several of whom by awarded short film makers. Helen Takkin’s (Estonia) debut Don’t Forget to Breathe is a romantic drama of first love and second chances; The Longest Birthday, debut by Maxim Dashkin (Russia), a road-movie of a mother and his cancer-stricken son. Tragicomedy Otar’s Death, is yet another debut by Georgian Ioseb Bliadze, produced by German Eva Blondiau. Similarly, the East and the West have already joined on the project inspired by Azerbaijani history, Basket – a collaboration between Romanian producer Andra Popescu and Azerbaijani writer-director Imamaddin Hasanov. The second features are brought to the slate by Carolina Hellsgård (Germany), whose first feature won her the Berlinale Best First Feature Award, with the coming-of-age / immigration drama Sunburned; Finnish writer-director Jan Forsström with suspense drama The Great Bear, based on his own short story; Marine Zakaryan (Armenia) with My Grandma’s Locks focusing on Armenian history; and award-winning commercial director Konstantin Charmadov (Russia) with comedy Senafon. Participants without projects are producers Michael Geidel (Germany), Marek Novák (Czech Republic), Gabija Budreckyte (Lithuania), and Alina Rizvanova (Russia).

Page published 20 August 2015.

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