ERNA AT WAR now in post-production
In post-production September 2020
- MADELEINE COLLINS by Antoine Barraud, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin is in post-production. Written by Antoine Barraud and Héléna Klotz, the story centres around Judith who is leading a double life divided between Switzerland and France. On the one hand, there’s Abdel, with whom she’s raising a little girl, and on the other, there’s Melvil, with whom she has two older boys. Slowly and dangerously, this fragile equilibrium, composed of lies, secrets and endless comings and goings, begins to tip. Trapped in her own web, Judith chooses to carry on regardless, forging blindly onwards up a slippery, vertiginous slope. Produced by Justin Taurand on behalf of the Parisian firm Les Films du Bélier, MADELEINE COLLINS is co-produced by Swiss group Close Up Films and Belgium’s Frakas Productions. Pre-purchased by Canal+, Ciné+ and RTS, the feature film is also supported by Eurimages, the Hauts-de-France region (Pictanovo), Cinéforom and others.
- ERNA AT WAR by Henrik Ruben Genz, producers: EAVE graduates Sébastian Delloye and Esko Rips is in post-production. The film follows the story of a strong woman called Erna, who goes to war dressed as a man to protect her intellectually disabled son Kalle, called up to fight. Heading to the front disguised as private Julius Rasmussen, Erna must face not only the enemy but also the love of her life when she meets blacksmith Anton in the trenches. One of the story's antagonists is an officer called Meyer who enrols Kalle against Erna’s wishes. The script, penned by Bo Hr Hansen, is an adaptation of Erling Jepsen's novel of the same name. Erna at War is being produced by Birgitte Hald and Nynne Selin Eidnes for Nimbus Film (Denmark), Sébastian Delloye for Entre Chien & Loup (Belgium), and Esko Rips for Nafta Film (Estonia). In addition, the movie has received support from the Danish Film Institute, TV2 Denmark, FilmFyn, TV4, the Estonian Film Institute, the Tartu Film Fund, Wallimage and Creative Europe MEDIA, among other sources.
- DE NOS FRÈRES BLESSÉS by Hélier Cisterne, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin is in post-production. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Joseph Andras the screenplay dives into the heart of a couple's memories, a story of love and commitment. Fernand Iveton is arrested in his factory in 1956, in Algiers, accused of planting a bomb. Helene’s life, who is now the wife of a "traitor," is turned upside down. But she refuses to abandon Fernand to his fate. Produced Les Films du Bélier, the film was co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, the Belgian outfit Frakas Productions and the Algerian company Laïth Media. Pre-purchased by France 3, Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film has also received an advance on earnings from the CNC, as well as support from the South (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) and Ile-de-France regions, Sofica Cinéventure, Manon and Cinémage. Nine weeks of filming will take place in Paris, Algiers and Marseille.
- STILLE POST by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh is in post-production. Khalil, an elementary school teacher in Berlin, gets hold of images of war from his Kurdish hometown of Cizre. The footage eventually leads him to join a network of video activists fighting for more attention in the media. In helping them, he hopes to reconnect with his long-lost sister, who is working as a camera operator in the combat zone. With his actions becoming increasingly influenced by the distant conflict, Khalil is forced to question not only his values but also his entire life in Berlin.
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