Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents for Wide Management
by Fabien Lemercier
- Selected in the Panorama, Stina Werenfels’ film, which is co-produced by Switzerland and Germany, is an outstanding title on the Paris-based outfit’s slate
The European Film Market at the 65th Berlinale (5-15 February 2015) looks set to be very promising indeed for the French international sales agent Wide Management (headed by Loïc Magneron), which has a slate boasting four titles due to be showcased in the various sections of the German festival.
These include Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents [+see also:
interview: Stina Werenfels
film profile] by Stina Werenfels, which will be having its international premiere in the Panorama. The film revolves around a young, 18-year-old woman with learning difficulties, whose mother decides to halt her treatment with psychoactive drugs and who then voraciously begins to discover her sexuality. Her encounter with a “dubious” man and the secret affair that ensues throw her parents into a panic as they try to protect their vulnerable child. Starring Victoria Schulz, Jenny Schily, Lars Eidinger and Urs Jucker, the feature was produced by Switzerland and Germany via Dschoint Ventschr FilmProduktion, Niko Film and Aleppo Films.
Also featuring on Wide’s line-up are two movies selected in Generation Kplus: My Skinny Sister by Sanna Lenken (read the news – a co-production between Sweden and Germany, currently in competition at the Göteborg International Film Festival in the Best Nordic Film section) and the US feature Golden Kingdom by Brian Perkins (recounting the misfortunes of four Burmese orphans).
Another event of interest on the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme is the world premiere of HomeSick by Jakob M Erwa, a psychological drama about a young cellist preparing for an international competition, who falls victim to anonymous harassment.
Nor will Wide House, the Documentary division of the French international sales agent, be lacking in aces up its sleeve, with Misfits by Jannik Splidsboel (Denmark/Sweden), which will have its world premiere in the Panorama Dokumente; the Japanese production Nuclear Nation II by Atsushi Funahashi, which will be presented in the Forum; and the Peruvian film Finding Gaston by Patricia Perez, which will screen in the Culinary Cinema section.
Wide Management also has three market premieres on the menu at the EFM: Summer Solstice [+see also:
film profile] by Polish director Michal Rogalski, the French production Happy [+see also:
film profile] by Jordan Goldnadel and Panama [+see also:
film profile] by Serbia’s Pavle Vuckovic.
Eight other titles will be screened in the market, including the multi-award-winning The Lesson [+see also:
interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
interview: Margita Gosheva
film profile] by Bulgarian duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, the French thriller Cruel [+see also:
film profile] by Eric Cherrière (presented at Busan, in the Flash Forward section), Holidays in the Sun by Srdjan Dragejovic (Serbia and Montenegro), the Moroccan-French co-production The Narrow Frame of Midnight [+see also:
film profile] by Tala Hadid (unveiled at Toronto in the Discovery section, and screened at London, Rome, Stockholm, Dubai and Marrakech), Foreign Body [+see also:
interview: Krzysztof Zanussi
film profile] by Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi and the British movie Wasp by Philippe Audi-Dor.
(Translated from French)