Wavelength takes on Defurne's North Sea, Texas
London-based company has taken on sales duties for Belgian auteur Bavo Defurne’s title
John Flahive’s London-based sales and production outfit Wavelength Pictures has taken on sales duties for Belgian auteur Bavo Defurne’s North Sea, Texas, it was confirmed in Cannes this week.
The film, based on a novel called This Will Never End by André Sollie, is a coming of age story with a strong romantic undertow. It follows a young boy called Pim from when he is eight until his mid-teens. He is a lonely kid who yearns for love. In his adolescence, his affections turn toward Gino, the rugged, motorcycling boy next door. The deal was confirmed by the film’s producer Yves Verbraeken of Ostend-based Indeed Films. Kinepolis Film Distribution is handling the film’s Belgian release.
Wavelength also handles Defurne’s award-winning short films.
Defurne is currently preparing a new feature Souvenir, which is about the comeback of a Eurovision song contest singer who falls in love with a boxer. This will also be produced by Indeed Films. The project has already received development funding from the VAF.
Here in Cannes, Wavelength is introducing buyers to A Boatload Of Wild Irishmen, Mac Dara O’Curradhin’s new documentary about the great filmmaker Robert Flaherty.
Also on Wavelength’s slate is UK director Clio Barnard’s award-winning The Arbor.