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LES ARCS 2016 Industry

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16 titles to take part in Les Arcs’ Work-in-Progress

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- Köhler, German Jr, Serban, Nyholm, Ekvtimishvili, Omerzu, Bojanov, Kenyeres: new films and plenty of unseen sneak peeks to be showcased on 11 December

16 titles to take part in Les Arcs’ Work-in-Progress
Director Ulrich Köhler, whose project In My Room is one of the films selected

After revealing its programme (read the article), its jury, its guests and its selection of 20 projects in the Coproduction Village (read the news; a selection that has just seen the addition of Imperium by German director Jan Ole Gerster, produced by Schiwago Film and awarded at the TorinoFilmLab), the Les Arcs European Film Festival (the eighth edition of which will unspool from 10-17 December 2016) has unveiled a long list of 16 films in post-production that will be presented on Sunday 11 December at a new edition of the extremely popular Work-in-Progress, an event that has shown itself to be highly effective in the past (some of the titles we could mention from the last two years are Zoology [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
Home
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fien Troch
film profile
]
, Wolf and Sheep [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat
film profile
]
Illegitimate [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Adrian Sitaru
film profile
]
Aloys [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tobias Nölle
film profile
]
Rams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Grimur Hakonarson
film profile
]
The High Sun [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Dalibor Matanic
interview: Tihana Lazovic
film profile
]
 and Sparrows [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film profile
]
).

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The selection cooked up by Frédéric Boyer, the artistic director of the Les Arcs Festival, includes several well-known filmmakers, such as Germany’s Ulrich Köhler (Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin in 2011 with Sleeping Sickness [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ulrich Kohler
film profile
]
), Russia’s Alexey German Jr (Silver Bear for Best Artistic Contribution at Berlin last year with Under Electric Clouds [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, and Silver Lion for Best Director and the Osella for Best Cinematography at Venice in 2008 with Paper Soldier) andRomania’s Florin Serban (Grand Jury Prize at the Berlinale in 2010 with If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ada Condeescu
film profile
]
and the FIPRESCI Prize at Karlovy Vary in 2015 with Box [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
). But it also comprises a number of directors who have built up high expectations after making quite a splash with their feature debuts, such as Georgia’s Nana Ekvtimishvili (the real revelation of the Berlinale Forum in 2013 with In Bloom [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simo…
festival scope
film profile
]
), Sweden’s Johannes Nyholm (Special Jury Prize this year at San Sebastián with The Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
), Bulgaria’s Konstantin Bojanov (in competition in the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2011 with Ave [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Konstantin Bojanov
film profile
]
) and Slovenia’s Olmo Omerzu (who rose to prominence at San Sebastián in 2015 with Family Film [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Olmo Omerzu
film profile
]
). Among the other interesting participants are Swedish duo Mans Mansson (popular for the documentaries Stranded in Canton [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 and The Yard [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Axel Petersen (Avalon [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which screened at Toronto in 2011), in addition to Hungarian prodigy Balint Kenyeres, whose feature debut is finally getting to see the light of day, after being in development for years.

Here are the films selected for Work-in-Progress:

CemeteryCarlos Casas
Production: MAP productions (France), SodaFilm+Art (UK), Spectre Productions (France), Kimnes/Bersch (Poland), Film Island Productions (Sri Lanka)

DogFlorin Serban
Production: Fantascope (Romania), Harine Film (Poland)

DovlatovAlexey Guerman Jr
Production: SAGa, Metra Films (Russia)

Good LuckBen Russell
Production: KinoElektron (France), CaSK Films (Germany)

HierBalint Kenyeres
Production: Mirage Film (Hungary), Les Films de l'Après Midi (France), Rotterdam Films (Netherlands), One Two Films (Germany), Chimney Film (Sweden), Film Vast (Sweden), La Prod (Morocco)

I Am Not a WitchRungano Nyoni
Production: Soda Pictures (UK), Clandestine Films (France)

In My RoomUlrich Köhler
Production: Pandora Filmproduktion (Germany)

Koko-di Koko-daJohannes Nyholm
Production: Johannes Nyholm Filmproduktion (Sweden), BeoFilm (Denmark)

La Part sauvageGuérin Van Der Vorst
Production: Wrong Men (Belgium), ChevalDeuxTrois (France)

My Happy Family [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon G…
film profile
]
Nana Ekvtimishvili
Production: Augenschein Filmproduktion (Germany), Arizona Films (France), Polare (Georgia)

Sans TitreOlmo Omerzu
Production: Endorfilm (Czech Republic), Cvinger Film (Slovenia), Punkchart Films (Slovakia), Rouge International (France)

The Elephant in a Dark RoomKonstantin Bojanov
Production: Atlantida Studio (Bulgaria), Salty Sea (UK), Seahorse Blue (UK)

The GulfEmre Yeksan
Production: Istos Film (Turkey), Kundshafter Films (Germany), Homemade Films (Greece)

The Hidden CityVictor Moreno
Production: El Viaje Films (Spain), Pomme Hurlante (France)

The Real EstateMåns Månsson, Axel Petersén
Production: Flybridge (Sweden)

All You Can Eat BuddhaIan Lagarde
Production: Voyelles Films (Canada)

(Translated from French)

Bridging the Dragon
 

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