Franco Lolli's Litigante enters post-production
by Fabien Lemercier
- The director’s second feature, after participating at Cannes back in 2014 with Gente de Bien, was produced by delegates Les Films du Worso and SRAB Films, and will be sold by Kinology
Shot for 38 days in Bogota (from 19 October to 8 December), Franco Lolli's Litigante has entered post-production. This marks the Colombian filmmaker’s second feature film (who lives in Paris and graduated from La Fémis) after Gente de bien [+see also:
film profile], which was well-received at the International Film Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2014. His latest film stars Carolina Sanin, Leticia Gomez, Antonio Martinez and Alejandra Sarria.
Written by Franco Lolli and Marie Amachoukeli (Party Girl [+see also:
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Produced by Sylvie Pialat and Benoît Quainon for Les Films du Worso and by Christophe Barral and Toufik Ayadi for SRAB Films, Litigante was co-produced by the Colombian outfit Evidencia Films and has received support from TorinoFilmLab (via its co-production prize), Sofica Arte Cofinova, and the CNC’s world cinema fund, as well as FDC Proimagenes Colombia. French distribution will be handled by Ad Vitam, while international sales will be managed by Kinology.
For the record, Les Films du Worso has just released Keep Going [+see also:
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film profile] by the Belgian director Joachim Lafosse in cinemas, and is also working on the post-production of C’est extra by Guillaume Nicloux (read the article), Joyeux Anniversaire by Cédric Kahn (article), Les Héros ne meurent jamais by Aude Rapin (article) and the co-production The Whistlers by the Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu. While SRAB Films is working on the post-production of Les Misérables by Ladj Ly and Banlieusards by the director duo Kery James and Leïla Sy (for Netflix - in executive co-production with Les Films Velvet).
(Translated from French)
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