TVCO backing the thriller Ghost Mountaineer
by Camillo De Marco
- The Roman company led by Vincenzo Mosca is selling the debut feature film by Estonian director Urmas Eero Liiv, along with The Son by Federico Cruciani and Bagnoli Jungle by Antonio Capuano
At the Film Market of the 69th Cannes Film Festival this year, TVCO will be backing Ghost Mountaineer [+see also:
film profile], the debut feature by Estonian director Urmas Eero Liiv, which was unveiled at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn. In 1989, just as Soviet Union is on the brink of collapse, a disparate group of Estonian students set off on a trip into the Siberian mountains, close to the border with Mongolia. Their different backgrounds make their forced coexistence difficult, and soon tensions start brewing within the group. Thriller and adventure blend together in this film, which was produced by Kopli Kinokompanii and shot in Val di Fassa in Italy, with the support of the Trentino Film Commission.
TVCO’s line-up also features Bagnoli Jungle [+see also:
interview: Antonio Capuano
film profile] by Antonio Capuano, which the Roman company headed up by Vincenzo Mosca successfully backed at the Berlin Film Festival market last February.Produced by Eskimo and Enjoy Movies, the film was screened as a Special Event in Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. Moving from Naples to Palermo, TVCO will also be backing The Son by Federico Cruciani, which was produced by Revolver and stars Paolo Briguglia (Basilicata Coast to Coast [+see also:
interview: Rocco Papaleo
film profile]): Vincenzo, an affectionate father and the role model of his 10-year-old son Giovanni, works in the city’s fish market by night, but is actually a drug mule who works for a mafia boss.
Completing the line-up are the dramatic Homelans by French director, screenwriter and producer Cheyenne-Marie Carron (The Apostle), which is set in the Parisian suburbs, and comedy My Italy by Bruno Colella, in which an Italian producer and his assistant travel around Europe in search of funding for a film that recounts the life and work of four great contemporary artists: Pole Krzysztof Bednarski, Dane Thorsten Kirchhoff, American Mark Kostabi and Malaysian H.H. Lim.
(Translated from Italian)