The nine projects for FrameWork 2015
by Vittoria Scarpa
- TorinoFilmLab’s development programme includes six debut films and three second features, including the new film by Laszlo Nemes, who is garnering praise at Cannes for Son of Saul
The nine projects that will be taking part in this year’s FrameWork, the TorinoFilmLab’s development programme for first and second works, have been selected. The films will be competing for the Production Awards, the Audience Award and the secondary prizes set to be handed out at the next TFL Meeting Event (25-27 November 2015). Six of them are debut films, while the remaining three are second features, hailing from all around the world:
- AA by Jack Faber (Israel) – debut film
Producers: Amir Harel – Lama Films (Israel); Opus Film (Poland)
- Daoud’s Winter by Koutaiba Al-Janabi (Iraq/United Kingdom) – second film
Producers: Trent – Oak Motion Pictures (the Netherlands); Alcatraz Films (France)
- Kids From The East by Aramisova (Slovakia) – debut film
Producers: Michal Kráčmer – Cinédix (Czech Republic); Fly United (Slovakia)
- Nothing Else Matters by Bryn Chainey (Australia/United Kingdom) – debut film
Producer: Christopher Sharp – Sharp Films (Australia)
- Sunset by Laszlo Nemes (Hungary) – second film
Producer: Gabor Sipos – Laokoon Cinema Kft (Hungary)
- The Night Devoured the World by Dominique Rocher (France) – debut film
Producer: Carole Scotta – Haut et Court (France)
Having already reached its eighth edition, this year the TorinoFilmLab is also celebrating the hefty presence of its alumni in every section of the Cannes Film Festival, beginning with Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes (Script&Pitch 2012), the only first-timer in Competition, with his head turner Son of Saul [+see also:
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile], and French filmmaker Clément Cogitore, who with his feature debut, The Wakhan Front [+see also:
film profile] (Script&Pitch 2012), is duking it out in the Critics’ Week.
The Critics’ Week selection comprises works by a further three TFL alumni: the directorial duo of Palestinian brothers Arab and Tarzan Abunasser (Interchange 2013) are taking part with their feature debut, Dégradé [+see also:
film profile], as is the Italian participant in Script&Pitch 2015, Jonas Carpignano, with his debut, Mediterranea.
Lastly, within the Cinéfondation Atelier, two projects that have passed through the TorinoFilmLab are being presented: Pari by Siamak Etemadi (Greece/Iran), developed during Script&Pitch 2013, and Popeye by Kirsten Tan (Singapore/Thailand), which took part in FrameWork 2014, winning a TFL Production Award worth €60,000.
(Translated from Italian)
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