Informe de industria: Directors Talk II, Berlinale World Cinema Fund Day
Estudio de caso sobre Nadie quiere la noche, en el Berlinale Co-Production Market
- La mesa inicial del Co-Production Market en la 65ª Berlinale se ha centrado en la cinta de Coixet
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Part I Part II
The opening panel of the Co-Production Market of the 65th edition of the Berlinale was devoted to Isabel Coixet’s Nobody Wants the Night [+lee también:
entrevista: Isabel Coixet
ficha del filme].
Producers Antonia Nava (Neo Art Producciones, Spain) , Ariel Ilieff (One More Movie, Bulgaria) and Javier Méndez (MediaPro, Spain) moderated by Udo Abram, give an insight on the “epic adventure” behind the feature that opened the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.
Using the film as a case study, the discussion panel aims to open window onto the increasingly common financing strategy of co-productions.
The producers reveal how the collaboration came to life, unfolding the circumstances which brought the two Spanish production companies (Neo Art and MediaPro) and the Bulgarian One More Movie to join resources on the project.
The discussion touches on the impediments of film financing in Spain, the hard choices made to overcome the financial problems, and the final “rescue” by last minute joining in of MediaPro, which made the finalizing of the film possible.
Unclosing anecdotes on the writer Miguel Barros and how director Isabel Coixet got involved, the producers Antonia Nava, Ariel Ilieff and Javier Méndez go through the struggles in the production design, the regrets and the uneasy relationship with the critics.
The second part opens up the debate to the audience and deals more in detail with the logistics of the project such as the development process, budgeting, flaws in production treaties between Europe other countries.
An enlightening view of both the difficulties and the pleasures of co-production, and a peek into the companies’ future projects.
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