Projects

Cannes Docs

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020
14:30 1h15

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Marché du Film Online

TWO SISTERS

Original title: Shtei Haayot

Directed by: Lee Nechushtan

Produced by: Anath Kandell (One Light Productions, Israel), Tanja Georgieva, Stella Wejchert (Elemag Pictures, Germany)

Country of production: Israel, Germany

Runtime: 90'

Expected release: December 2021

Budget: €231,825 (12% in place)

1st/2nd feature?: 1st feature

Looking for: Funding , Broadcasters, Sales

Synopsis:

While her sister in Berlin wants to marry a Nigerian refugee 30 years her junior, Shula, an Israeli Holocaust survivor, questions her 60-year arranged marriage. Together and individually, the two sisters embark a journey of self-discovery and eventually challenge the social norms of family structure.

Director’s profile:

MFA graduate of Tel Aviv University film and TV studies. Writer and director of four short films. Lee’s scripts were granted four funds as well as featured in international festivals.
Leading post-production teams, Lee produced ten Israeli feature films while working at Topia Communications (a film & TV production company, Israel). Lee also serves as an independent content consultant for different scripts and projects.
Currently, Lee is a developing a full-length documentary “Two Sisters”. Produced by One Light Productions, Israel & Elemag pictures, Germany. Developed through two international labs: ESoDoc (2018) and Circle – Women doc accelerator (2019).
The project was selected into the official selection of the CEDOC Market 2020 Poland, part of Krakow Film Festival. Lee has also acquired experience in the social-educational field.

Cannes Docs

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020
14:30 1h15

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IN THE SWELTERING SUN

Directed by: Shorena Tevzadze

Produced by: Shorena Tevzadze (Diafilm, Georgia)

Country of production: Georgia

Runtime: 80'

Expected release: December 2020

Budget: $125,100 (80% in place)

1st/2nd feature?: 2nd feature

Looking for: Post-Production opportunities

Synopsis: 

On the setting of a fortress oddly built so as to look medieval, David, the castle’s founder, holds various patriotic activities from martial arts camp for children to a sculpture festival. 13-year old Giorgi, one of the boys attending the camp, disobeys the strict rules, hoping to have fun during his stay, yet the camp’s nationalist conditioning manages to somehow have the desired impact on him. The film observes this microcosmos and offers us an absurd illustration of a male-dominated contemporary Georgia, balancing between past values and future expectations.

Director’s profile: 

Shorena Tevzadze got education from Georgian Shota Rustaveli state University of theater and films (MA in cinematic arts) and Ilia State University in Georgia (MA in Art of Dramaturgy). Short course in documentary storytelling in frames of American Film Showcase in The University of Southern California. She has participated in Berlinale talents campus, Sarajevo talents campus, Visions du Reel focus Georgia and rough cut lab in 2015 and 2016. Her first creative documentary DIDUBE, THE LAST STOP has been premiered in Visions du Reel (Regard Neuf) 2017 and won best film award at CINEDOC Tbilisi in the competition of focus Caucasus. Tevzadze has She has been working as a contributor (filmmaker) for Caucasus media platform Chai-khana.org since 2016.

Cannes Docs

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020
14:30 1h15

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WOOLMAN

Directed by: Federica Martino

Produced by: Mario Nuzzo, Zelia Zbogar (Noura Cinema, Italy) and Luisa Porrino (Fargo Entertainment, Italy)

Country of production: Italy

Runtime: 75'

Expected release: End of 2021

Budget: €165,326 (42,50% in place)

1st/2nd feature?: 2nd feature

Looking for: International co-production, broadcasters and platforms

Synopsis: 

Woolman is Nigel Thompson, a British expat who has been living in Biella, Italy, for 40 years. Biella was one of the textile manufacturing capitals but the crisis that stroke the sector has left the city in ruins and many of its people out of work. There Nigel, one of the few raw wool experts in the world, created a new “sheep to shop” business model that benefits the farmers. His completely traceable and sustainable line of production keeps a dying industry alive and Europe woven together.

Director’s profile: 

Born in Rome, she graduated from NYU Tisch School of The Arts in 1995 with a major in directing for Film and TV. She has written and directed the feature film “Beauty Queen Olivia” and directed a film for TV (L’Ultima Battuta – “Crimini” series – aired on Rai 2) and a documentary broadcasted by PBS titled “Little Italy Past Present and Future”. She is currently working on two features films and one documentary.

Cannes Docs

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020
14:30 1h15

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BEAUTY OF THE BEAST

Directed by: Anna Nemes

Produced by: Ágnes Horváth-Szabó, András Pires Muhi (ELF Pictures, Hungary)

Country of production: Hungary

Runtime: 75'

Expected release: Early 2021

Budget: €115000 (60% in place)

1st/2nd feature?: 1st feature

Looking for: Post-production support, broadcasters, pre-sales, world sales

Synopsis: 

Female bodybuilders’ sexually extreme appearance makes them outcasts – a price to pay for choosing a non-conformist way to self-fulfillment.
Going under the tanned skin we look for the reasons lying behind their lifestyle.
We want to explore bodybuilding through empathy and understanding, and at the same time, to provide the viewer with a rare angle to observe our society.

Director’s profile: 

Anna Nemes is a painter artist and a filmmaker. Her works have been exhibited across Europe in solo and group exhibitions since 2010. She works with the internationally acknowledged Várfok Gallery since 2016. “Beauty of the Beast” is her debut. Her second film project, a fiction, “Gentle Monster” received the Main Prize at the Jerusalem International Film Lab in 2019. Nemes is currently doing her DLA studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.