Le Besco joins Kari’s Good Heart
by Annika Pham
06/05/2008 - The multi-talented French actress Isild Le Besco has joined Paul Dano and Brian Cox on the set of Dagur Kari’s The Good Heart, currently shooting in New York.
The 26 year-old actress has been nominated twice for César Awards (in 2000 for Sade and in 2001 for Roberto Succo), and won the Venice Film Festival's Marcello Mastroianni Award for Most Promising Young Actress in 2006 for The Untouchable [trailer].
The Good Heartis produced by Skuli Fr Malmquist and Thor S Sigurjonsson for Zik Zak Productions, in co-production with France’s Ex Nihilo, US company Forensic Films and Denmark’s Nimbus Film with support from the Danish Film Institute, the Icelandic Film Centre, and the Nordisk Film & TV Fond. International sales are handled by Wild Bunch.
Zik Zak, one of Iceland’s leading production houses, is behind the Icelandic short film Two Birds, screening in official competition in Cannes this year. The 15-minute film is directed by Runar Rúnarsson, whose previous short, The Last Farm, also produced by Zik Zak, was nominated for an Oscar in 2004.