Les Arcs hosts 22 titles in co-production village, seven in works in progress section.

The third Les Arcs Film Festival (Dec 10-17) has announced 22 projects participating in its co-production village, including new projects from Claudio Cupellini (A Quiet Life), Damjan Kozole [pictured] (Spare Parts) and Dominic Savage (Love+Hate).

Savage’s Drewbreaker, produced by Arsam International, has Danny Glover and Sophie Okonédo attached while Cupellini brings The Beginners to be produced by Indiana Production. Kozole comes to the festival with Nightlife, produced by Slovenia’s Vertigo and Solveig Anspach brings new project Far Cry.

Rutger Hauer is attached to Ulrike Grote’s German production The Lying Dutchman, produced by Fortune Cookie Film while Marina Foïs and Gabriel Garcia Bernal are said to be interested in Cyril Cohen’s Suzanne la Pleureuse, produced by Barbecue Films from France and Jack O’Connell is attached to Sean Conway’s Whorses. Maria de Medeiros, Cécile Cassel, Tchéky Kario and Richard E Grant are on board for Camille Griffin’s feature debut Heatwave, a France-set thriller from the UK’s CMP Film Ltd.

For its third edition the festival is inaugurating a works in progress section, with seven European films currently in post-production selected for industry screenings. The sidebar is programmed by Frederic Boyer, Les Arcs Artistic Director.

Projects in the WIP section include E Stato Il Figlio starring Tony Servillo from Vincere cinematographer Daniele Cipri and new films from Szabolcs Hajdu and Baltasar Kormakur.

More than 200 industry will attend the event in the French Alps, which includes the co-production village, a film schools village, workshops, conferences and D.I.R.E Days, the opportunity for French distributors to showcase new work to more than 100 exhibitors. Michele Placido heads the competition jury, overseeing titles including Terraferma, Bullhead and Sarah Palin: You Betcha!. There is also a focus on Italian cinema.


List of projects in co-production village:

Angela, dir Zaida Bergroth, produced by Yellow Film - Finland

Barbarians, dir Ivan Ikic, produced by Sense Production - Serbia

The Beginners, dir Claudio Cupellini, produced by Indiana Production - Italy

Deep in a Dream of You, dir Caroline Strubbe, produced by Minds Meet - Belgium

The Last off, dir Massimiliano Camaiti, produced by Madakai - France 

The Drewbreaker, dir Dominic Savage, produced by Arsam International

Dual, dir Nejc Gazvoda, produced by Perfo D.O.O. - Slovenia

Des Etoiles, dir Dyana Gaye, produced by Andolfi - France

The Far Cry, Solveig Anspach, produced by The French Connection – France

Heatwave, dir Camille Griffin, produced by CMP Production - United Kingdom

The High Sun, dir Dalibor Matanic, produced by Kinorama - Croatia

The Long Run, dir Davide Del Degan, produced by Pilgrim Film - Italy

The Lying Dutchman, dir Ulrike Grote, produced by Fortune Cookie Film - Germany

Nightlife, dir Damjan Kozole, Produced by Vertigo - Slovenia

Odyssea, dir Pascal Deux, produced by Alliance de Production Cinématographique - France

Prom Queen & Alias Man, dir Bojina Panayotova, produced by Zadig Films - France

Retour à Tirana, dir Luc Jabon, produced by Stromboli Pictures - Belgium

Suzanne la Pleureuse, dir Cyril Cohen, produced by Barbecue Films - France

Tangerines, dir Zaza Urushadze, produced by Cinema Nouveau - Georgia

Whorses, dir Sean Conway, produced by Pinball Films - United Kingdom

The Yellow Coat, dir Kordian Piwowarski, produced by Grupa dr. A.R. Kwiecińskiego - Poland

Zero, dir Gyula Nemes, produced by Playtime - Hungary


List of WIP projects:


The Deep, dir Baltasar Kormakur, produced by Blue Eyes Productions - Iceland

E Stato Il Figlio, dir Daniele Cipri, produced by Passione – Italy

Fine, Thanks, dir, Matyas Prikler, produced by MPhilms – Slovakia

The Gambler, dir Szabolcs Hajdu, produced by Mirage Film Studio - Hungary

Le Sac de Farine, dir Kadija Leclere, produced by La Compagnie Cinématographique Européenne - Belgium

Chaika, dir Miguel Angel Jiménez, produced by Kinoskopik - Spain

Where no one lives, dir Iram Haq, produced by Mer Films – Norway