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TURIN 2018 Industrie

Rapports familiaux, futur cauchemardesque et fables sombres au 11e Meeting Event du TFL

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- Le 23 et 24 novembre, 30 projets TorinoFilmLab à différentes phases de leur développement ont été présentés, dont le prochain film de l'Espagnole Carla Simón, Alcarràs

Rapports familiaux, futur cauchemardesque et fables sombres au 11e Meeting Event du TFL
Le réalisateur finlandais Mikko Myllylahti en train de présenter son projet, The Woodcutter Story, au 11e Meeting Event du TFL

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The Golden Bear at the Berlinale (with Touch Me Not [+lire aussi :
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), a Grand Prix at Cannes (Diamantino [+lire aussi :
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) and the Golden Leopard at Locarno (with A Land Imagined [+lire aussi :
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) are proof that 2018 was a golden year for TorinoFilmLab, the Turin development and financing laboratory for first and second films which, now in its 11th edition, continues to see many titles supported by its programmes shine in the film industry. As is the case every year, while Torino Film Festival dedicated a special section to TFL films (including Duccio Chiarini's The Guest [+lire aussi :
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, Babak Jalali's Land [+lire aussi :
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and Sonja Prosenc's History of Love [+lire aussi :
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), the TFL Meeting Event (23 to 24 November) was an opportunity to show a group of professionals and decision makers (300 from all over the world) new projects that are in a more or less advanced stage of development and are looking for co-producers, financiers, sales agents and distributors. 

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"This year's selection reflects a general movement towards the exploration of gender and a reflection on family relationships, but also intimate relationships with the virtual world," observes TFL director Savina Neirotti. The relationship between technology and human beings, and the representation of a dystopian future, with a focus on environmental issues, were certainly central themes in the various pitches presented over the course of two days at the Meeting Event (20 projects in the ScriptLab programme and 10 in FeatureLab – the latter including a production prize competition). In the British-Chinese title Success in Circuit , by the visual artist Redmond Entwistle, a man and a woman meet in a Chinese microchip factory, chasing the promises of freedom and profit that come with new technology. The French film She Wolf by Magali Magistry (Méliès d'oro for Best European Fantasy Short Film in 2017 with Expire) talks about biotechnology and hyperconnectivity through the story of a woman who discovers she is being watched and photographed at night while she sleeps. The Finnish project The Squirrel by Markus Lehmusruusu, imagines a near future in which animals are all extinct (except for one squirrel), a comedy that ponders whether it is possible to be happy without a link to nature. The selection also includes An Endless Sunday by the Italian director Alain Perroni, which explores the delicate balance between online and offline life, following the events of three millennials on the outskirts of Rome, all wanting to leave their mark on the world, whatever the cost, while the unusual dark tale Titanic Ocean, by the Greek director Konstantina Kotzamani, follows the life of a group of teenagers who, between social media, apps and pop songs, share one dream: to become professional seductresses. 

The Catalonian director Carla Simón (Summer 1993 [+lire aussi :
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, winner of an award at the Berlinale 2017) was inspired by her own large family for her second film, Alcarràs, in which a dynasty of farmers finds itself suddenly without land or a future, while the Czech project The Caravan by Zuzana Kirchnerova is born from a personal story – a road movie starring a mother and her disabled son, focusing on love and a desire to escape – as is Costa Brava, Lebanon byMounia Akl (Lebanon,  France, Sweden, Norway), in which two sisters face the disintegration of their family against the backdrop of a Lebanon suffocating in waste.

The Woodcutter Story by Mikko Myllylahti (writer of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki [+lire aussi :
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, Un Certain Regard 2016 award) is a dark existential comedy set in contemporary Finland, in which a woodcutter is put to the test when he opens a mine in his idyllic village. Other projects include a gangster movie set in Senegal, Life in a Spiral by Rawa Thiaw (co-produced with France and Switzerland), which attempts to reverse clichés about African women, and the French-American stop-motion film project Dandelion Seed by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter (nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2018 with Negative Space), in which a Japanese teenager arrives at a Californian school near to Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.

"TFL receives around 800 applications a year. We only select 30 fiction projects and a dozen TV series, we therefore obviously miss out on projects," stated Neirotti, “which is why we have created faster programmes (TFL Extended) that go deeper, and that can be used for projects that do not have the time to participate in our entire process." The next TFL Extended workshop, on TV series, will be held in Turin from 12 to 15 April 2019. 

The projects presented at the 11th TFL Meeting Event: 

ScriptLab

A Piece of Sky - Michael Koch (Switzerland/Germany)
Alcarràs - Carla Simón; co-written by Arnau Vilaró (Spain)
An Endless Sunday - Alain Parroni; co-written by Giulio Pennacchi (Italy)
Dandelion Seed - Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter (France/United States)
Grand Ciel - Akihiro Hata; co-written by Jérémie Dubois (France)
Life in a Spiral - Rama Thiaw (Senegal/France/Switzerland)
Mignon - Sofia Georgovassili (Greece/Romania)
Petrichor - Esther May Campbell (United Kingdom)
She Wolf - Magali Magistry; co-written by Julie Peyr (France)
Success in Circuit - Redmond Entwistle (United Kingdom/China)
Thanatos - E del Mundo (Philippines/United States)
The Accident - Bruno Carboni; co-written by Marcela Bordin (Brazil)
The Camera - Viktor van der Valk; co-written by Jeroen Scholten van Aschat (Netherlands/Belgium)
The Caravan - Zuzana Kirchnerová; co-written by Tomáš Bojar (Czech Republic)
The Landscapes That You Seek - Juanita Onzaga (Belgium/Colombia)
The Root Crown - Katarzyna Gondek (Poland)
The Squirrel - Markus Lehmusruusu (Finland)
The Succession - Martín Kalina; co-written by Alex Cherniavsky (Argentina)
Therefore I Am - Wregas Bhanuteja; co-written by Daud Sumolang (Indonesia)
Vesna - Sara Kern (Australia) 

FeatureLab

Blood and Water - Jianjie Lin (China) (first feature)
Producers: Yue Zheng & Yiwen Wang – First Light Films (China)

Costa Brava, Lebanon - Mounia Akl (Lebanon/France/Sweden/Norway) (first feature)
Co-written by Clara Roquet
Producer: Myriam Sassine - Abbout Productions (Lebanon) 

Rift in the Ice - Maja Miloš (Serbia/Italy/Slovenia) (second feature)
Producer: Jelena Mitrovic - Film House Baš Čelik (Serbia)

Small Body - Laura Samani (Italy/Slovenia) (first feature)
Co-written by Elisa Dondi & Marco Borromei
Producer: Nadia Trevisan - Nefertiti Film (Italy) 

The Settlers - Felipe Gálvez (Chile/Argentina/Denmark) (first feature)
Co-written by Antonia Girardi
Producer: Giancarlo Nasi – Don Quijote Films (Chile) 

The Woodcutters Story - Mikko Myllylahti (Finland) (first feature)
Producer: Emilia Haukka - Aamu Film Company (Finland) 

Three - Juanjo Giménez (Spain/France) (second feature)
Co-written by Pere Altimira
Producer: Luisa Romeo - Frida Films (Spain) 

Titanic Ocean - Konstantina Kotzamani (Greece) (first feature)
Producer: Maria Drandaki - Homemade Films (Greece) 

You Are There - Nicole Midori Woodford (Singapore/Japan) (first feature)
Producer: Jeremy Chua - Potocol (Singapore) 

Yuni - Kamila Andini (Norway/Malaysia/Indonesia)
Co-written by Prima Rusdi
Producer: Ifa Isfansyah - Fourcolours Film (Indonesia)

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