EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot is in production

In Production July 2021

  • LAST DANCE by Delphine Lehericey, co-producers: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan started shooting. The feature is produced by Box Productions and co-produced by Need Productions. Germain, a 75 year old man living a contemplative retirement, enjoying an indecent idleness fed by a slight misanthropy. Lise, his wife of 50 years, takes care of everything at home, and happily fills her diary with artistic and charitable activities. The day Lise suddenly dies, Germain’s life is invaded by his family, who imposes on him a surveillance that he would gladly do without.


  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel is in production. CLOSE follows the disruption of two 13-year-old boys’ friendship, which makes one seek comfort with the other’s mother. Dhont’s brother Michiel Dhont is producing for Belgium’s Menuet in co-production with France’s Diaphana Films, the Netherlands Topkapi Films and Belgium’s Versus Production, with support from The Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter Programme, Eurimages, the Netherlands Film Fund (NL) Le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE) VTM and RTBF.


  • EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes, PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmit is shooting. The film follows the twelve-year-old Dalva. One evening, the police burst into her home which she shares with her father and take him away. Dazed and confused, Dalva defends the man tooth and nail, but to no avail. Abruptly deposited in a home for teenagers, Dalva forges a friendship with her roommate Samia and slowly places her trust in youth worker Jayden. Thanks to them, she will learn why she was torn away from the father she loves so much… DALVA is produced by Hélicotronc in co-production with Tripode Productions (France), ARTE, Canal+, RTBF, Proximus and Shelter Prod, with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Brussels-Capital region, Europe Creative Media, Eurimages and the Gan Foundation. Having kicked off on Monday 19 July, shooting will proceed until 24 September in Brussels, the Braine-L’Alleud municipality and in France’s Grand Est region.


  • EAVE project ORDINARY FAILURES by Cristina Grosan, producers: EAVE graduates Marek Novak, Marica Stocchi is in production. The film tells a story of three women of different generations, connected by an apocalyptic dream. Production started on June 28th, will last until August 17th and it's eventually a Czech-Hungarian-Italian-Slovak co-production, with national minority funding support from these territories. Support comes from Eurimages in collaboration with ARTE G.E.I.E. Co-producers are Judit Stalter from Laokoon Filmgroup (Hungary), Marica Stocchi from Rosamont, and Monika Lostakova, Zuzana Jankovicova from Super Film (Slovakia).


  • KAYMAK by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic started shooting in Skopje. KAYMAK (meaning buttercream) is a taboo-busting black comedy of haves and have-nots: when a rich couple and a poor couple who live too close to each other get involved in separate threesomes, the consequences are tragic. Personal desires, family secrets and class relations are all exposed on the journey into the unconventional. The film is produced by Jane Kortoshev through Banana Film. Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen and Mette Børch are co-producing through Danish Meta Films, Dutch co-producers are Isabella Depeweg and Els Vandevorst of N279 Entertainment. Sinisa Juricic is co-producing through Croatian Jaako dobra produkcija, and Ivan Doykov through Bulgarian Dare Films. The team also includes filmmakers from England, Italy and Serbia. The co-production between North Macedonia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Croatia and Bulgaria is supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, as well as by the Danish Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Fund, Bulgarian National Film Center and Croatian Audiovisual Centre. Macedonian Radio Television is also co-producing. The film received support from Eurimages.

Page published 30 July 2021.

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