PUENTES project AGOSTO is shooting

In Production May 2017

  • DUELLES by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Olivier Bronckart is in production. The psychological thriller is based on a book by Barbara Abel, it brings together two remarkable Belgian actresses, Veerle Baetens and Anne Coesens. DUELLES takes place in Brussels, in the early 1960s. Alice and Céline live in two adjoining middle-class houses that are identical to one another. They are the definition of best friends, like their eight-year-old sons. This almost perfect harmony is turned on its head the day that Alice witnesses the accidental death of Céline’s son Maxime, powerless to stop it. Blinded by suffering, Céline blames Alice for failing to do everything in her power to save her son. And it all falls apart between the two friends. Produced by Versus Production, the director’s faithful companion throughout his endeavours, and co-produced by Haut et Court, Savage Film, RTBF, VOO and Be tv, with the participation of Canal+ and Ciné+, and support from the CCA, the VAF, Wallimage,, the Tax Shelter, Eurimages and the MEDIA programme. Filming kicked off on 4 May.


  • PUENTES project AGOSTO by Armando Capó, producer: Puentes graduate Marcela Esquivel Jiménez is shooting. Cuba (Agosto,1994)  About the film: The world of Carlos is collapsing. His little hometown is a chaos. His friends are leaving, his grandmother dies, he is exploring sexuality. He was hoping for a normal summer but his emotions are upside down while he tries to survive with an uncertain future when government politics change and thousands of cubans are throwing themselves to the sea with the hope of escaping. The film was selected by Fabrique Cinema du Monde, Cannes, 2014, Winner of the co-production forum, Festival San Sebastián, 2014 and Winner of Latino American Project, Festival Amiens 2014. 

Page published 30 May 2017.

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