email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

CANNES 2010 Market / France

Andersson, Östlund, Stathoulopoulos add spice to Coproduction Office

by 

Coproduction Office has added Roy Andersson, Ruben Östlund and Spiros Stathoulopoulos to its already strong line up of auteur films in Cannes.

Philippe Bober, head of sales outfit Coproduction Office announced yesterday that the new film by Sweden’s iconic filmmaker Roy Andersson, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch-Reflecting on Existence, will start production in the fall. Bober already handled Andersson’s two first films part of a trilogy about human existence: Songs from the Second Floor and You, the Living [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pernilla Sandström
interview: Roy Andersson
film profile
]
. According to Andersson’s producer Pernilla Sandström, Andersson will innovate by using digital cameras but the construction of the film will again consist of different tableaux. Shooting is scheduled to start in the fall.
Bober is also producing and handling sale on Meteora, by Greek-Colombian director Stathoulopoulos, whose previous film (PVC-1) screened at the 2007 Directors’ Fortnight. Set in the 12th century, the film centres on a young Greek Orthodox monk who has an illicit relationship with a visiting Russian Orthodox nun. Filming will wrap at the end of 2010.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Meanwhile, Bober’s three Cannes selections have already been snapped by a handful of territories. Kornél Mundruczo’s competition title Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Cristi Puiu’s Un Certain Regard entry Aurora [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Clara Voda
film profile
]
and The Four Times [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
film profile
]
by Michelangelo Frammartino in the Directors' Fortnight have each sold to Atalanta Filmes (Portugal), Lumière (Belgium), and Filmmuseum (Netherlands).

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.

Privacy Policy