PUENTES project USPANTAN to start shooting

In Production April 2018

  • LA FRONTIÈRE by Frédéric Fonteyne, producer: EAVE graduate Jaques-Henri Bronckart is in production. The film tells the story of three women during a scorching hot summer in the north of France and Belgium. Axelle, Conso and Dominic have nothing in common except that they are colleagues and that together, every day, they cross a border. On one side of the border, in Roubaix, they live dignified lives, while on the other side, in Belgium, they prostitute themselves. It's their little secret, their double life. At the end of summer, when a storm finally descends, these three women will enter into solidarity, as one might join the resistance. They will share a new secret that will bind them together forever. The film, which will be shot from 18 April to 25 May between Brussels and Metz, is produced by Versus Production and co-produced by Les Films du Poisson in France and Prime Time in Flanders, with support from the CCA, VAF, MEDIA, and the Grand Est region. 


  • PUENTES project USPANTAN by César Diaz, producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont is in production. Guatemala nowadays: Ernesto, son of a political missing person, works for a Foundation that searchs and exhumes the corpses of the missing people left by the dictatorship. Through the search for the remains of his father, he'll unearth family secrets to discover his true identity. Produced by Need Productions (BE), Perspective Films (FR), La Casa de Produccion (GUA), the film received production support by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Cinema du Monde and Eurimages. Shooting is planned for May in Guatemala. 


  • SPIRAL by Cecilia Felmeri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu is in production with shooting due in May. The story, written by the director herself, is in the vein of a psychological drama, with a triangular plot involving a man and two women on the edge of a lake. It digs into the themes of letting go, the repetitive aspects of relationships and how difficult it is to change. Produced by Andras Muhi and Monika Mecs for Inforg - M&M Film, Gabor Ferenczy for Spiral Film and co-produced by Oana Giurgiu for Romanian outfit Hai-Hui Entertainment receives support from the Hungarian Film Fund, the Romanian National Film Center and Eurimages. The shoot will take place between May 2018 and February 2019 in Sződliget, with György Reder serving as DoP.

Page published 30 April 2018.

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