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Zentropa has faith in Straume

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Zentropa has faith in Straume

Zentropa Norway, headed by Valerie Saunders, will produce Fait, the new feature film by Unni Straume (Music for Weddings and Funerals [+see also:
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Faith is based on a script written by the Oscar-nominated Krzysztof Piesiewicz (Three Colours: Red). It tells the story of 20-year-old Madelaine, who moves from her small hometown on the western coast of Norway to Bergen in search of her biological father. Once she finds him, he denies fatherhood but nonetheless feels a connection to Madelaine. As their lives intertwine, we come to understand the dark secrets of their past.

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“With artistic forces such as Unni and Piesiewicz behind this project, we are anticipating a beautiful, lyrical film,” said Saunders. The producer who launched Zentropa Norway in January 2009 has several projects in development with other prominent Norwegian filmmakers, including Petter Næss, Jens Lien, and Morten Tyldum.

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