Sedna Films to co-produce Teresa Villaverde’s Colo
by Camillo De Marco
- The shoot for the film will kick off in September or October, nine years after the last feature by the Portuguese director, Trance
The independent French outfit Sedna Films (Pitchipoï [+see also:
film profile]) will co-produce the upcoming movie by Teresa Villaverde, supporting the Portuguese filmmaker’s own company, Alce Filmes. The shoot for the movie will kick off in September or October, nine years after the director’s last feature, Trance [+see also:
“It will be called Colo, a word that means many things in Portuguese and is almost untranslatable into other languages,” Villaverde – who is a guest at the Bergamo Film Meeting – explains to Cineuropa. The film depicts the effects that unemployment has on a family in modern-day Portugal. “We are actually finishing off the casting in the next few days, and we are working on finding other sources of funding within Europe.” The ICA - Istituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual has granted €600,000 of funding to the project. Following years of cuts in public investment in culture and the freezing of grants from the ICA, the Portuguese film industry is back on its feet once again.
(Translated from Italian)