Troch’s The Unspoken is underway
by Anne Feuillère
19/12/2007 - Following her acclaimed feature debut, Someone Else’s Happiness [trailer], chosen to represent Belgium at the Oscars (see news), lauded at Thessaloniki Film Festival then at the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, young Belgian director Fien Troch (see interview) began work on her second feature under the best auspices. Her screenplay The Unspoken, selected for Rotterdam’s Cinemart, was included in the Residence section at the Cannes Film Festival and received funding from Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF).
Shooting for the film began at the beginning of December in Brussels and is set to continue until the end of January.
After forming an endearingly eccentric couple in Sophie Fillières’ comedy Nice Girl, French actors Emmanuelle Devos ( Read My Lips [trailer], The Adversary, Kings and Queen [trailer] ) and Bruno Todeschini ( Who Knows?, Only The Night [trailer], A perfect Couple [trailer]) are reunited on the set of a very different film, described by Troch as “painful and nostalgic”.
Filmed in French, The Unspoken is about “a couple whose daughter ran away five years ago and has completely disappeared. But one day, she resurfaces in their minds, and suddenly she is everywhere,” reveals Troch. “[It] is a love story between two people who don’t know how to talk to one another anymore and whose lives are falling apart.”
Produced again by Nino Lombardo for Prime Time, The Unspoken is co-produced by Versus Production, Ryva and Motel Films in Holland, with the financial support of the Belgian Federal Government Tax Shelter through Inver Invest.
The film received production grants from the VAF and the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française, as well as support from the Nederlands Fonds voor de Film and Wallimage. Sold internationally byCelluloid Dreams, it will be released domestically in spring 2008 by Cinéart-Cinélibre.
(Translated from French)