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FIDMARSEILLE 2019 FIDLab

Fourteen projects presented at FIDLab

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- The co-production platform of FIDMarseille will take place on July 11th and 12th, with an attractive selection of 14 fiction and documentary projects

Fourteen projects presented at FIDLab
Director Cyril Schäublin, whose new project Unrueh (Unrest) was selected

Richard Billingham’s Ray & Liz [+see also:
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interview: Richard Billingham
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(which won a special mention last year in Locarno), Rita Azevedo GomesThe Portuguese Woman [+see also:
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interview: Rita Azevedo Gomes
film profile
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(in the Forum section of the Berlinale in 2019), Jorge León’s Mitra [+see also:
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(nominated for the Magritte for best documentary this year), Dora García’s Second Time Around [+see also:
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, Clément Cogitore’s medium-length film Braguino, Wang Bing’s Bitter Money [+see also:
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, Gianfranco Rosi’s Sacro G.R.A. [+see also:
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interview: Gianfranco Rosi
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, etc. In ten editions, many of the projects that have gone through FIDLab, the international co-production platform of FIDMarseille (Festival International de Cinéma de Marseille), made a great impression once finalised. 

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The 14 selected films (nine in development, four at the writing stage, and one in post-production; coming from 11 pays and chosen among 318 candidates) of the 11th edition, taking place on July 11th and 12th in Marseilles, will no doubt rouse the interest of potential partners, beyond that of the jury (comprising Belgian producer Marie Logie and her peers, Meng Xie from China and Christoph Friedel from Germany) which will give out the many awards.

Notable among the selected films is the Swiss project Unrueh (Unrest) by Cyril Schäublin. The director was discovered in Locarno in 2017 in the Cinéastes du Présent competition, where he won a special mention for best feature debut with his film Those Who Are Fine [+see also:
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trailer
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, which was also nominated in the Découverte category at the European Film Awards in 2018. Currently in development, his new project (managed by Seeland Film Produktion) will dive into North-West Switzerland in 1872, following a young woman who finds a job in a wristwatch factory and meets a Russian traveler within the local anarchist movement…

It is worth noting that this 2019 edition of FIDLab will organise a focus on Bulgaria and on the resurgence of Bulgarian cinema. It will also invite a delegation of Bulgarian producers (representing the companies Red Carpet, Portokal, Art Fest, Sofia Meetings, Menclips and Contrast Films).

The FIDLab 2019 selection:

¿Duermen los peces con los ojos abiertos? (Do Fish Sleep with Their Eyes Open?) - Nele Wohlatz (Argentine/Brazil)
Archipel, 6852 (Archipelago, 6852) - Philippe Rouy (France) (documentary)
Demain est annulé (Tomorrow is Cancelled) - Gabrielle Le Bayon (France) (medium-length film)
Esquí (Ski) - Manque La Banca (Argentine) (documentary/fiction)
Far Away Eyes - Chun-Hong Wang (Taiwan)
Heart of Light - Cynthia Beatt (France/Germany)
Human Flowers of Flesh - Helena Wittmann (Germany/France)
Incandescences - Jorge León (Belgium) (documentary/fiction)
La Camera dei genitori (The Parents' Room) - Diego Marcon (Italy) (short film)
Memories of a Fig Tree - Kamal Aljafari (Palestinian Territories) (documentary/fiction)
Mudos Testigos (Silent Witnesses) - Luis Ospina (Colombia)
The Open - Phillip Warnell (United Kingdom) (documentary/fiction)
The Targets - Myriam Lefkowitz, Simon Rippol Hurier (France) (documentary) (medium-length)
Unrueh (Unrest) - Cyril Schäublin (Switzerland)

(Translated from French)

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