The film, which played in Berlin, is the latest effort from Paolo and Vittorio Taviana, who won the Palme d'Or in 1977 for My Father, My Master and a special jury prize in 1981 for The Night of the Shooting Stars.
The Lark Farm is the tragic war story of an Armenian family in Turkey who see their peaceful lives destroyed when Turkey begins to order the massacre of the Armenians. The women of the family have to fight to survive harsh conditions.
The Lark Film will open in France this month and was produced by AGER 3 in collaboration with RAI Cinema and Eagle Pictures. Co-production partners are Nimar Studios in Bulgaria, Sagrera TV, TVE and ICAA in Spain and Flach Film, France 2 Cinema, Canal + and 27 Films Productions in France and Ard Degeto in Germany.
The Taviani Brothers are in Cannes to commemorate the 30th anniversary of My Father, My Master with a limited edition book.
RAI's slate also includes Caravaggio, a biopic on the Italian artist starring Alessio Boni and directed by Angelo Longoni.