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Athina Rachel Tsangari to direct Harvest

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- The Greek filmmaker’s new feature is based on Jim Crace’s novel of the same name

Athina Rachel Tsangari to direct Harvest
Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Greece’s Athina Rachel Tsangari is ready to direct her new project, a drama entitled Harvest. The Athens-born filmmaker is best known for her sophomore feature, Attenberg [+see also:
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(2010), and for her buddy comedy Chevalier [+see also:
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(2015), as well as for her recent television endeavour, the BBC Two series Trigonometry, which premiered during this year’s Berlinale Series and is set in a crowded, expensive London, where a cash-strapped couple is forced to open their small flat to a third person. The announcement was first reported by Screen International.

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The script of Harvest, based on Jim Crace’s 2013 novel of the same name and penned by veteran producer Joslyn Barnes, is set in a medieval village in England and follows the villagers’ reaction to three newcomers, who become scapegoats in a time of economic turmoil. The project benefited from a €50,000 development grant awarded by the European Union’s Creative Europe – MEDIA programme. The cast and release date are yet to be disclosed.

Harvest is being produced by Rebecca O’Brien (Sorry We Missed You [+see also:
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) for Ken Loach’s studio, Sixteen Films (UK), and Joslyn Barnes (In Between Dying [+see also:
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) for New York-based outfit Louverture Films (USA), and co-produced by Cologne-based firm The Match Factory (Germany). The Match Factory is also in charge of the drama’s international sales.

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