Alpha Violet co-producing Luxembourg
by Fabien Lemercier
- The French outfit has joined forces with Ukraine, Norway and Germany for the second feature by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Having shot to fame with The Tribe [+see also:
film profile], which racked up almost 25 awards at festivals all around the world, including the Grand Prix in the Critics’ Week at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy is about to get started with the shoot for his second feature film, Luxembourg. The movie will be co-produced by Ukraine, France, Norway and Germany, a major-scale international partnership that is actually a first in the history of Ukrainian film.
Billed as a film in the “neo-noir” vein, which will be shot on a set that reconstructs modern-day Chernobyl, Luxembourg’s lead characters are people who live in the exclusion zone, where an almost prehistoric kind of society has been born among the ruins of the disaster, in the midst of an endless nuclear winter...
Produced by Anna Katchko for German outfit Tandem Production, and by Valentyn Vasyanovich for Ukrainian company Studio Garmata Film, Luxembourg is being co-produced by Alpha Violet Production for France and DuoFilm for Norway. The feature, which is set to start shooting imminently, is also being backed by the Ukrainian State Agency for Film, the CNC (via World Cinema Support), the Hubert Bals Fund of the Film Festival Rotterdam (supporting the development as well as the production) and Norway’s Film Fund Sorfond. At the development stage, the project was handed the ARTE International Prize and the Sundance Global Filmmaking Award for Best Screenplay. International sales are being handled by Alpha Violet.
(Translated from French)