Otar Iosseliani competes in Locarno with Winter Song
- The Georgian-French filmmaker will unveil his new film in competition for the Golden Leopard
Georgian-French filmmaker Otar Iosseliani (Favourites of the Moon, Monday Morning, Chantrapas) will unveil his new film Winter Song [+see also:
film profile] in competition for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival (5-15 August).
In Winter Song, some resemblances are disturbing. That between a guillotined viscount, pipe in his mouth, during the Terror; an army chaplain with a tattooed chest like a gangster, baptizing soldiers, looters and rapists, as if on an assembly line; a Parisian tramp flattened by a steamroller, and the highly educated concierge, but also arms dealer, of a large apartment block. A building where the lives of nearly all these characters intersect, except for the homeless who are roughly dragged from one place to the next by the police. And yet in the midst of all this chaos, there are spaces to dream, love stories, firm friendships that perhaps allow hope that tomorrow will be better than today. The film is produced by Pastorale Productions and Studio 99; world sales are handled by Les Films du Losange.
With Winter Song, the international competition at the 68° Locarno Film Festival welcomes the addition of a new title, which brings the total number of films in competition to 19, of which 15 are world premieres (read the news).