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The 2013 TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event kicks off

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- The sixth edition of the Turin-based laboratory directed by Savina Neirotti is celebrating 17 films touring the world and 9 films coming out next year

The 2013 TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event kicks off

A total of seventeen films touring the world, with another nine ready to be launched in 2014. This year, the TorinoFilmLab is all about results. The Turin-based laboratory dedicated to training, development and financing of new film projects, which exists within the realm of the Turin Film Festival, is celebrating its sixth year in operation, affirming itself as the precious enabler of new talent from around the world. The Lunchbox [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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 (selected in Cannes), Salvo [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fabio Grassadonia and Anton…
interview: Sara Serraiocco
festival scope
film profile
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 (Grand Prix at Critics’ Week on the Croisette), Wolf [+see also:
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interview: Marwan Kenzari
film profile
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 (in competition in Sarajevo) and Il sud è niente [+see also:
film review
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interview: Miriam Karlkvist
festival scope
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]
 (Toronto FF), are just some of the titles that can currently be seen in Turin, that the TFL helped develop (other include Le quattro volte [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
film profile
]
Buon anno, Sarajevo [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Aida Begić
film profile
]
La bicicletta verde [+see also:
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). And seeing as the Lab is a machine that never stops, a new Script&Pitch programme was once more launched this year, at the centre of the first day of the 2013 Meeting Event (25-27 November).

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There are sixteen new projects being presented this year, seeking co-producers and financing. Countries represented include Germany, Greece, Finland, Italy, Columbia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. The recurring theme is family. From the dark story of a dysfunctional family in Quit Staring at My Plate [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Hana Jušić
film profile
]
 by Croatian Hana Jušić (production by Kinorama), to a mother looking for her rebellious son in Greek Iranian Pari by Siamak Etemadi (produced by Heretic), a boy seeking to get closer to his father by becoming a professional cyclist and overcoming the problem of doping in Coureur by Belgian Kenneth Mercken (produced by Czar TV), to a man looking for truth after his parent is killed in Salt by Columbian William Vega (Contravia Films). Space is also given to extreme love stories like that narrated by Chilean Dutch film Out of Love [+see also:
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film profile
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 by Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito (Topkapi Films), where tenderness and violence are mixed and Frozen Fire by German Eicke Bettinga (Flabbergasted Films), which tells the story of a self-destructive love between two men.

Italy is represented by a psychological thriller by Piero MessinaThe Wait (Indigo Film), about two women in a villa awaiting the arrival of someone who never turns up, while Bogdan Mirica presents Dogs [+see also:
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interview: Bogdan Mirica
film profile
]
 (42 Km Film), a western-style film set in rural Romania where archaic laws and wickedness rule. The most curious pitches are perhaps Polish Swedish Masakra Profana by Kristoffer Rus and Jaroslaw Stawirej (Otter Films), and Greek Pigs on the Wind by Stergios Paschos (Marni Films). The former is a dark comedy about a Hedonist manager without scruples who has the Virgin Mary appear before him. He is faced with the choice of remaining who he is or giving himself up to God. The latter features a director going through a crisis, who is asked to make the film of his career geared at an audience of pigs. All projects worth keeping eyes on. 

You can download the Script&Pitch Book of Projects here.

(Translated from Italian)

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