Canadian Denis Coté [pictured], UK’s Daniel Mulloy and Hungarian Agnes Kocsis among those seeking co-production partners at event running July 4-7
Paris Project, the international co-production platform running within the framework of the Paris Cinema Festival, has announced the 15 projects which will be presented at the three-day event, running July 4-7.
“This year, we received about 350 projects in development and 90 films in post-production for pre-selection, with an increasing number from South-America,” Paris Cinema Festival director Aude Hesbert and Paris Project head Thibaut Bracq said in a joint statement.
In its ninth year, Paris Project’s main aim is to connect international independent filmmakers with French producers and sales companies, although the event is increasingly attracting non-French industry professionals.
This year’s participants include Canadian Denis Coté with his upcoming production Vic & Flo Saw A Bear about two former cellmates trying to make a new life after years in prison. Coté’s Curling won a Silver Leopard at Locarno last year.
Montreal-based La Maison de Prod is producing the €2.5 million feature. Rising French actress Valerie Donzelli is attached to play Florence opposite respected Quebecois actress Pierrette Robitaille as Victoria.
UK writer/director Daniel Mulloy, who is currently shooting his first film A Cold Day in New York, will present his second feature project Mitrovica, revolving around an unlikely friendship between a Kosovo Albanian woman and her son and a young Kosovo Serb man in post-war Kosovo.
Hungarian director Agnes Kocsis, whose Adrienn Pal was named best film at the 42nd Hungarian Film Week in May and premiered in Un Certain Regard in 2010, will present her next project Eden about a woman suffering from a rare form of severe allergy.
Netherlands producer Els Vandervorst’s Isabella Film has recently taken over development of the feature from Hungarian producer TT Filmmuhely due to the film funding crisis in Hungary.
Paris Project will also lay on industry screenings of four films, which are currently in post-production having successfully attended the event in the past, including Turkish director Gelecek Uzun Surer’s Future Lasts Forever.
The complete list of Projects:
- A Screw, by Shira Geffen / Israel / Movie Plus Productions
- Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories, by Phan Dang Di / Vietnam / Vblock Media
- Cannibal, by Manuel Martin Cuenca / Spain - La Loma Blanca
- Eden, by Agnès Kocsis / Hungary - Netherlands / Isabella Films
- Evil Woman, by Israel Adrian Caetano / Argentina / Magmacine
- Mitrovica, by Daniel Mulloy / Kosovo / Flutra Films
- Puppetboy, by Johannes Nyholm / Sweden / DFM
- Rosa F.C, by Michael Wahrmann / Brazil / Sancho Filmes
- Something Beautiful, by Vladimir Todorovic / Singapore - Serbia - Vietnam / Akanga Film Asia
- Stormmaker, by Ruben Imaz Castro / Mexico / Axolote Cine
- The Tour Guide, by Yarden Karmin / Israel / Greenproductions
- The Wife of the Man Who Eats Laser Beams, by Helvecio Marins Jr. / Brazil / Teia Films
- To Kill a Man, by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras / Chile / El Remanso Cine
- Vic et Flo saw a Bear, by Denis Coté / Canada /La Maison de Prod
- Woman and Man, by Asli Ozge / Turkey / Bulut Film