Intramovies has taken on internationaldistribution for Austrian filmmaker Eva Urthaler's feature debut Kellerwhich will have its world premiere in Locarno's International Competition onAugust 4.
Described byLocarno's artistic director Irene Bignardi as 'an anguished portrait oftwo adolescents violently and despairingly seeking for their moral and sexualidentity', the Austrian-German-Italian co-production between Novotny &Novotny Filmproduktion, Kangaruh Film and Misami Film stars ElisabettaRocchetti, Ludwig Trepte, and Sergej Moya.
In addition, Bavaria Film International haspicked up Tunisian director Nacer Khemir's third feature Bab'Aziz (ThePrince That Contemplated His Soul) which opens the Open Doors sidebar onAugust 4, which is being dedicated this year to filmmakers from the Maghrebregion.
The French-German-UK-Tunisian co-productioncentres on a little girl crossing the desert with her grandfather, a blinddervish, to bring him to a reunion of dervishes which is held every 30 years.
Khemir is no stranger to Locarno havingpreviously won the Special Prize of the Jury at the 1991 edition for his secondfeature Le Collier Perdu De La Colombe (Tawk Al Hamama Al Mafkoud).
Bab'Aziz will be releasedtheatrically in Switzerland by Trigon-Film at the beginning of December 2005.