New projects revealed from I, Anna director Barnaby Southcombe, When Animals Dream filmmaker Jonas Alexander Arnby and actor/director Hiam Abbass.


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The Les Arcs Coproduction Village (Dec 12-15), held as part of the Les Arcs European Film Festival (Dec 12-19), has unveiled the projects for its 7th edition.

A total of 25 projects have been selected for the three-day development and financing platform, which has previously showcased festival hits including Lazlo Nemes’ Son Of Saul, Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders, Grimur Hakonarson’s Rams and Runar Runarsson’s Sparrows.

This year’s line-up includes projects from 13 countries and five from Norway, selected as part of this year’s Norwegian Focus. Eight debut features are included in the selection.

Representatives of the projects will have one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings with producers, sales agents and distributors.

Two conferences will also be held during the Coproduction Village: one about the production of Joachim Trier’s Cannes competition title Louder Than Bombs (a production filmed in the US but financed in Europe); and a case study on the sales and distribution of Nemes’ Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner, Son Of Saul.

The Coproduction Village projects include Butterfingers, Barnaby Southcombe’s follow-up to Charlotte Rampling thriller I, Anna, which debuted at the 2012 Berlinale and was showcased at the first Les Arcs Coproduction Village in 2009.

The new film will be produced Embargo Films, the London-based production company behind The Sweeney, Still Life and I, Anna.

Danish filmmaker Jonas Alexander Arnby, who made his debut with Cannes Critics’ Week horror When Animals Dream, will present his follow-up, We Watched The Sun Disappear.

Produced by Denmark’s Profile Pictures and scripted by Michael Kinirons (Strangerland), the film is inspired by real events and centres on a rescue expedition gone wrong, which leaves two men stranded on the ice fields of Greenland.

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Les Arcs Coproduction Village projects

* = first feature

  • 10/30 directed by Patxi Amezcua, produced by Morena Film (Spain)

  • 30 Eggs directed by Paddy Breathnach, produced by Treasure Entertainment (Ireland)

  • Album directed by Diana Gaye, produced by Andolfi (France)

  • And Breathe Normally directed by Isold Uggadóttir, produced by Zik Zak Filmworks (Iceland) *

  • Butterfingers directed by Barnaby Southcombe, produced by Embargo Films (UK)

  • Charlton Heston directed by Andrei Cretulescu, produced by Icon Production and Kinosseur (Romania) *

  • Couple Life directed by Dominique Baumard, produced by Bizibi (France) *

  • Disco Boy directed by Giacomo Abbruzzese, produced by Stromboli Films (France) *

  • Girl Made of Dust directed by Hiam Abbass, produced by Alliance de production Cinématographique (France)

  • The Land of No One directed by Aran Hughes & Christina Koutsospyrou, produced by Plays2place (Greece)

  • ’Merican Chick directed by Viktor Taus, produced by Axman Production (Czech Republic)

  • Mister directed by Emily Atef, produced by Eaux Vives Productions (France)

  • Moon Hotel Kabul directed by Anca Damian, produced by Aparte Film (Romania)

  • Our Struggles directed by Guillaume Senez, produced by Iota Production (Belgium)

  • Power directed by Matyas Prikler, produced by MPhilms (Slovakia)

  • The Staffroom directed by Sonja Tarokic, produced by Kinorama (Croatia)

  • Today We Live directed by Sylvestre Sbille, produced by Panache Production (Belgium)

  • A Real Bastard directed by Teddy Lussi-Modeste, producedby Kazak Productions (France)

  • To Love directed by Esteban Crespo, produced by Avalon (Spain) *

  • We Watched the Sun Disappear directed by Jonas Alexander, produced by Profile Pictures (Denmark)

The following projects have been selected as part of the Norwegian Focus:

  • Children directed by Dag Johan Haugerud, produced by Motlys

  • Eternal Summer directed by Jakob Rørvik, produced by Maipo Film *

  • Lake Over Fire directed by Joern Utkilen, produced by Ape&Bjorn *

  • Loot directed by Trygve Allister Diesen, produced by

  • Swamp directed by Camilla Strøm Henriksen, produced by Hummelfilm *

Film School Village

Running in parallel, The Film School Village will host graduates straight out of some of the most prestigious film schools in Europe.

Director-producer teams will present their first feature film projects to industry professionals at the Coproduction Village.

A total of seven feature projects from six European Film Schools will be presented during the Film School Village:

  • Among the Beast by Clément Schneider produced by Alice Bégon, Les Films d’Argile ; La Fémis, Paris, France

  • Blood of Cristian by Claudio Giordano; Scuola Holden Turin, Italy

  • High by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel; Westerdals, Oslo, Norway

  • On the Grave by Sergei Arutiunian produced by Semen Litovchin ; VGIK Moscow, Russia

  • Perfect Ten by Eva Riley produced by Jacob Thomas; NFTS, UK

  • Sleepwalkers by Anne-Lise Morin; INSAS Brussels, Belgium

  • Tamo by Jenny Teng, produced by Yannick Beauquis, Don Quichotte Films; La Fémis, Paris, France.

In addition, for a second year, five young composers from the Music Conservatories of Lyon and Paris (CNSM) and from Lillehammer University in Norway will also participate in the Film School Village.