EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International has added a late addition to its Toronto slate in the form of History’s Future from installations artist Fiona Tan.
The Family Affair Films and Rohfilm project is a part-fiction, part-documentary essay about the world and stars Mark O’Halloran, Denis Lavant and Anne Consigny
History’s Future focuses on a man as he embarks on a trans-European voyage after losing his memory in a violent assault and ultimately learns how to survive contemporary life.
The project is currently shooting in various European locations and the producers have earmarked a September 15 end of principal photography.
“We are thrilled that the producers have entrusted us the sales of History’s Future,” said Mongrel International president Charlotte Mickie. “Fiona Tan is a very impressive artist and promises to be an equally impressive feature filmmaker. Her themes of identity, dislocation and connectedness are both urgent and affecting.”
“Both Mongrel and Charlotte have a history of involvement with the art world as well as cinema,” said producer Floor Onrust. “We feel that Mongrel is very well suited to positioning and selling History’s Future – Charlotte responded immediately to the material when I presented it at an ACE session and she’s been following the film loyally ever since.”
Mongrel International is selling three films in Toronto in partnership with Celluloid Dreams: Mark Hartley’s TIFF Midnight Madness entry Electric Boogaloo, TIFF Vanguard selection Over Your Dead Body by Takashi Miike and Olaf de Fleur’s Brave Men’s Blood, which is in post.
“This association continues a long relationship between myself and Hengameh Panahi, who initiated all three of these extraordinary films and was executive producer on two,” said Mickie. “We’re all delighted and expecting terrific results from TIFF. Buyers have been tracking all three titles for some time now.”