Aug 20 2015

Three Luxembourgish co-productions head to Toronto, San Sebastian and Namur

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SOURCE: http://cineuropa.org

Three Luxembourgish co-productions are ready to enter the festival circuit after the summer.

 

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival (10-20 September) is presenting two films co-produced by Luxembourg-based Iris ProductionsColonia by Oscar-winning German director Florian Gallenberger and Sunset Song by British director Terence Davies.

Starring Emma Watson and Daniel BrühlColonia is a thriller set against the backdrop of the Chilean coup of 1973, which brought General Pinochet to power. A Lufthansa stewardess, recently arrived in Santiago, sees her boyfriend arrested, and he subsequently disappears. Resolved to investigate and bring him back, she ends up joining Colonia Dignidad, a Chilean-based German sect sealed off from the outside world. Iris producer Nicolas Steil has joined Benjamin Herrmann from Berlin-based Majestic Filmverleih to co-produce the project. International sales are managed by Beta Films.

Also travelling to Toronto is Sunset Song, Davies’ return after the critically acclaimed The Deep Blue Sea [+]. The film, which is also vying for the Golden Shell at the 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival (18-26 September), is an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel about a farming family struggling to eke out a living in north-east Scotland. Iris came on board this co-production with UK companies Hurricane Films and SellOut Pictures. Dutch sales agent Fortissimo Films is handling international sales.

The third title is Antoine Cuypers’ feature debut, Prejudice, which is scheduled to screen at the 30th FIFF Namur (2-9 October). Bernard Michaux, formerly a producer at Lucil Film, whose catalogue merged with that of Samsa Film earlier this year (read more), has co-produced the Nathalie Baye-starring family drama along with Belgium’s Wrong Men and the Netherlands’ CTM Pictures.

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SOURCE: http://cineuropa.org

Three Luxembourgish co-productions are ready to enter the festival circuit after the summer.

 

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival (10-20 September) is presenting two films co-produced by Luxembourg-based Iris ProductionsColonia by Oscar-winning German director Florian Gallenberger and Sunset Song by British director Terence Davies.

Starring Emma Watson and Daniel BrühlColonia is a thriller set against the backdrop of the Chilean coup of 1973, which brought General Pinochet to power. A Lufthansa stewardess, recently arrived in Santiago, sees her boyfriend arrested, and he subsequently disappears. Resolved to investigate and bring him back, she ends up joining Colonia Dignidad, a Chilean-based German sect sealed off from the outside world. Iris producer Nicolas Steil has joined Benjamin Herrmann from Berlin-based Majestic Filmverleih to co-produce the project. International sales are managed by Beta Films.

Also travelling to Toronto is Sunset Song, Davies’ return after the critically acclaimed The Deep Blue Sea [+]. The film, which is also vying for the Golden Shell at the 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival (18-26 September), is an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel about a farming family struggling to eke out a living in north-east Scotland. Iris came on board this co-production with UK companies Hurricane Films and SellOut Pictures. Dutch sales agent Fortissimo Films is handling international sales.

The third title is Antoine Cuypers’ feature debut, Prejudice, which is scheduled to screen at the 30th FIFF Namur (2-9 October). Bernard Michaux, formerly a producer at Lucil Film, whose catalogue merged with that of Samsa Film earlier this year (read more), has co-produced the Nathalie Baye-starring family drama along with Belgium’s Wrong Men and the Netherlands’ CTM Pictures.

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