French film-maker Karim Dridi, whose Khamsa receives a gala screening at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival on Friday [2], has announced he will shoot his next feature in Brazil in 2010.

Tunisian-born Dridi is currently completing his most recent film The Last Flight starring Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet, set to open in France on December 16.

Dridri’s untitled France-Brazil co-production will commence shooting in the middle of next year for seven weeks on location in Brazil followed by one week in France.

French broadcaster ARTE is understood to have come aboard and helped to secure the €2m ($2.9m) budget. A Brazilian partner is expected to be announced shortly.

The story centres on the female member of an anti-Establishment group who flees to Brazil after a botched attack and 20 years later is captured by the authorities and sent home to France to face charges.

Dridi’s previous credits include Pigalle, Bye-Bye, Cuba Felix, and Fureur.