Serge Mirzabekiantz gira il suo primo lungometraggio, Le Coeur Noir des Forêts
di Aurore Engelen
- Il regista belga ha iniziato pochi giorni fa le riprese del suo film, guidato da due giovani attori, Quito Rayon Richter ed Elsa Houben
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Until 8 November, Burgundy and the Brussels region will play host to Serge Mirzabekiantz as he shoots his first fiction feature, Le Coeur Noir des Forêts, a teenage drama starring two promising young actors, Quito Rayon Richter and Elsa Houben.
Previous to this first feature, the Belgian filmmaker made a name for himself with his short work The Birds’ Blessing, which was screened at a number of festivals. In Le Coeur Noir des Forêts, he follows the meanderings of 15-year-old Nikolaï who spends his life passed between care homes and foster families. Alone and haunted by the reasons for his abandonment, he dreams of starting a family of his own. When the intriguing and outspoken 16-year-old Camille turns up at his care home, Nikolaï convinces her to leave and to live with him in the forest.
While the part of Nikolaï is played by a newcomer (Quito Rayon Ichter), it’s the young Belgian actress Elsa Houben who steps into the shoes of Camille, having recently been seen in Love At Second Sight [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Laura Schroeder
Photography has been entrusted to the Belgian cinematographer Virginie Surdej, whose star is continuing to rise. Having already bagged the Best Photography Magritte two years ago for In Syria [+leggi anche:
intervista: Philippe Van Leeuw
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intervista: Cesar Diaz
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Le Coeur Noir des Forêts, co-produced in France by Sacrebleu, is produced in Belgium by Hélicotronc, a company created 17 years ago. Hélicotronc, which made its name producing The Break, the first series to have come out of the huge revival of series in French-speaking Belgium, will soon be releasing another first feature film: Une vie démente by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni (see our article).
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