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NORTHERN LIGHTS is in post-production

In Production and in Post-production March 2023

In production

  • SAINT-EX by Pablo Agüero, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin is in post-production. Written by the director, the story takes us back to 1930 and centres around Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, an Airmail pilot in Argentina. When his best friend who happens to be Airmail’s best pilot Henri Guillaumet disappears in the Andes, Saint-Ex decides to set out in search of him, against all odds. This impossible quest forces him to push beyond his limits, turning his capacity to dream into his greatest strength... SAINT-EX is produced by Julien Madon and Aimée Buidine on behalf of Cheyenne Fédération, in co-production with A Single Man Productions and Belgium’s Frakas Productions and RTBF. Also pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the film also enjoys support from the SOFICA company Sofitvcine. The ten-week shoot took place in France (Studios de Bry-sur-Marne, Corsica and a few days in the south of the country), Patagonia and New York

www.frakas.be

  • LES TEMPÊTES by Dania Reymond-Boughenou, co-producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes is in production. Written by Dania Reymond-Boughenou herself, alongside Virginie Legeay and Vincent Poymiro, the story takes us to a forgotten town battered by strange storms of yellow dust. 45-year-old journalist Nacer is covering the phenomenon for his newspaper. He records the rise of similar supernatural events while his partner who’s back from exile, Fajar, moves in with him. His doctor nephew Yacine, meanwhile, starts hearing dead people. Faced with increasingly menacing storms, Nacer is forced to unpick the past that haunts him… LES TEMPÊTES is produced by Jérémy Forni on behalf of Chevaldeuxtrois and by Camille Chandellier for La Petite Prod, in co-production with Belgium’s Hélicotronc and associate co-producers Les Films de l'Autre Cougar and Algeria’s 2Horloges. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film also enjoys support in the form of an advance on receipts from the CNC, as well as backing from Eurimages, the Nouvelle Aquitaine and Pays de la Loire regions, the SOFICA company Cinémage, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre, Shelter Prod, the Doha Film Institute and Procirep-Angoa. The five-week film shoot unfolds in Casablanca and its surroundings.

https://helicotronc.com

  • THE MOROMETE FAMILY 3 by Stere Gulea, producers: EAVE graduates Oana Giurgiu and Tudor Giurgiu is shooting. The film is the third part of what started in 1987 as a one-time adaptation of the famous novel Moromeții by Marin Preda, directed by Stere Gulea, which was followed by a sequel in 2018. The third part will be shot this time on an original screenplay written by Stere Gulea. The film resumes the story of Niculae Moromete, who becomes an appreciated writer in the 50s, but has to choose between becoming a part of the Communist system or paying with his liberty for his ethics. The film is produced through Libra Film Productions and received a production grant from the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) in 2022. The shooting will continue till April and it will resume in November to wrap in December 2023. THE MOROMETE FAMILY 2 was the Romanian film with the most admissions in 2018. It was awarded nine trophies, including Best Feature Film, at the Gopo Awards 2019, and four awards, including the trophy for Best Film, at the 47th Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) gala. THE MOROMETE FAMILY (1987) is considered one of the best Romanian films of all time.

www.librafilm.net

 

In post-production

  • NORTHERN LIGHTS, written by Stephen Jones and directed by Tom Hall, Ruth Meehan and Anthony Schatteman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd is currently in post-production. The 6x52-minute series is based on a stage play of the same name written by Jones and directed by Karl Shiels. Shot in English in both Ireland and Belgium, NORTHERN LIGHTS tells the story of two grieving strangers, Lloyd and Áine, whose worlds collide when Lloyd notices Áine standing on Grattan bridge, completely soaked, for far longer than seems normal. Fearing the worst and based on a past experience, he decides to intervene. A series of revelations, confessions, secrets and lies follow as we delve into these extraordinary ordinary Dublin lives. As Lloyd and Áine's friendship develops, the story also deals with the stories of their respective partners, Denise and Seań. By following the journeys of these various relationships, we begin to understand what led our two protagonists to the place they are now (both physically and emotionally). Jumping back and forth in time between the present and the past, it soon becomes apparent that both characters are dealing with major grief and tragedy in their lives. NORTHERN LIGHTS is being produced by Ireland’s Deadpan Pictures and co-produced by Belgium’s Potemkino. It has received backing from Lionsgate, TG4, ZDFNeo, Streamz, Screen Ireland, Screen Flanders, Creative Europe - MEDIA, VAF Mediafonds, and the tax credits in both Ireland and Belgium.

www.potemkino.com

  • ROME by Niclas Bendixen, co-producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli is in post-production. The film is a life-affirming romantic drama about Gerda and Kristoffer, who arrive in the Italian capital on an extended weekend trip to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Together, they relive the city where Gerda used to study art when she was young. But the trip doesn’t go quite as planned, as the couple meet Gerda’s charismatic art teacher and former flame Johannes. Kristoffer ends up on the sidelines, while Gerda chases her youth in the streets and alleys of Rome to confront the ghosts of the past. ROME is being produced by Andreas Hjortdal and Jesper Morthorst for Denmark’s Motor, in co-production with Italy’s Vivo Film and Sweden’s GimmeABreak, with co-financing from TV2 Denmark and SVT. It has also received backing from the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute and Eurimages.

https://vivofilm.it

  • LA ABADESA by Antonio Chavarrias, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint is in post-production. With this film, the director, producer and screenwriter explores the most human and personal side of a historical character, Emma, a young woman who decides to reclaim her power in order to confront a patriarchal and dominant world in a society that relegates women to a socially secondary role with no substance. It takes place in a dark and violent era, where a 17-year-old girl is appointed abbess and given the task of repopulating and Christianising territories on the border and at war with Islam. In the words of its director, the story “gives us more insight into an almost unknown era, very hard and full of contradictions, to focus on the confrontation of three different, complex and antagonistic female worlds, those of Emma, Eloísa and Clara, united only by their condition as women in a world that denies them any of their rights." LA ABADESA is a production from the Spanish companies Oberon Cinematográfica, Wanda Visión, the Belgium company Saga Films and Icono 2020 AIE, with the participation of RTVE and TV3.

www.sagafilm.be

  • ONE-DIMENSIONAL MAN by Andres Puustusmaa, co-producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis is currently in post-production. The story: Raul's father Viktor, a Soviet-era Estonian militia officer, shaped his son with communist ideology. Raul was raised in a violent and pathological attitude of the despotic father, blindly driven by the ideology. Driven by his jealousy of his wife and her bohemian lifestyle, Viktor, being a high-ranking KGB officer, stated her as a predator against the Soviet nation, and one early morning she is taken by KGB agents to an unknown destination. The film is produced by Katerina Monastyrskaya through Estonian Leo Films and co-produced by Roberts Vinovskis through Latvian Studio Locomotive. The project received support from the Estonian Film Institute. The Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) are also supporting. The principal photography took place in October and November 2022. The film was entirely shot in Tallinn. 

https://locomotive.lv

Page published 30 March 2023.


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