TALES FROM THE PRISON CELL now in post-production

In post-production March 2019

TALES FROM THE PRISON CELL by Abel Visky, producer: EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas is in post-production. The shoot for the creative documentary, which is the feature debut by the 31-year-old Romanian-born director, kicked off two years ago, and has just wrapped. The screenplay revolves around the relationship between fathers in prison and their children at home. In addition to the focus of presenting three incarcerated fathers, we gain an insight into the forever-altered lives of their families and children. As we become familiar with their daily lives, we witness the distance and even the closeness that grows between the inmates and their families. As a way of keeping contact, the inmates write fairy tales for their kids, which are then made into films with the children playing the lead roles. The stories convey messages that the fathers have come to see as basic truths during the course of their own lives and believe are important to pass on. Within these stories, in the freedom created by fiction, father and child can be united once again. Produced by EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas for Proton Cinema, the film is being co-produced by London-based outfit Taskovski Films (which will also take care of the international sales), Croatia’s Fade In and Hungary’s Arisona MPS, with backing from the Incubator programme of the Hungarian National Film Fund, the Croatian Film Fund (HAVC) and Creative Europe.

BEYOND THE HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye is in post-production. 1976. A scorching summer. On the family farm, 13-year-old Gus senses that the heat is not only affecting the animals and the fields, but is also disrupting the behaviour of the adults around him. During his vacation, Gus will witness the end of his father's traditional world of farming as well as the explosion of his family nucleus. In a few months, he will have left his childhood innocence behind for good. The film is produced by Box Productions sàrl, Elzévir Films, Entre Chien et Loup, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Teleclub AG, BeTv.

MARE by Andrea Staka, producer: EAVE graduate Tami Berkovits is in post-production. The plot: In the morning, when she's alone at home, Mare watches the planes taking off. One day a man moves in next door. They become acquainted, enjoy each other’s company, and have an affair. Mare embarks on a journey into a parallel universe that has little to do with her family and everyday life. Produced by Okofilm Productions, Dinaridi Film, ZDF Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ARTE, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.

LOLA AND THE SEA by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland and Sébastien Haguenauer is in post-production. While Lola, a transgender girl of 18, learns that she will finally be able to have surgery; his mother, who was to support her financially, dies. In order to respect her last wishes, Lola and her father, who have not seen each other for two years and who oppose everything, are obliged to travel to the Belgian coast. Along the way, they will realize that the outcome of the trip may not be the one they expected ...
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, RTBF (Télévision belge), Proximus TV, CNC, Région Aquitaine and the Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge.

Page published 27 March 2019.

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