– UK international sales agency also represents rally history 2 winsby Stefano Mordini, and The Return by Uberto Pasolini, inspired by The Odyssey
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UK sales agent Han Way Films has announced the French sale to ARP of Jerzy SkolImowski‘s Eo. The film, starring Sandra Drzymalska, Isabelle Huppert, Lorenzo Zurzolo and Mateusz Kosciukiewiczis bowing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Eoh is presented by Polish outfit Skopia Film and Britain’s Jeremy Thomas. HanWay Films’ founder, Thomas, said, “ARP is the best possible home for Eoh!”
Skolimowski and Thomas have a long-standing relationship, which began when Thomas produced his second film, The Shoutwhich won the Grand Prix du Jury at Cannes in 1978. Skolimowski and Thomas also collaborated on Essential Killing [+lire aussi :
interview : Jerzy Skolimowski
fiche film]which won the Special Jury Prize and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival, and 11 minutes [+lire aussi :
Q&A : Jerzy Skolimowski
fiche film]which also screened in competition at Venice.
Inspired by Robert Bresson‘s At hAsard Balthazar, the film looks at the world from the perspective of Eo, a gray donkey with melancholic eyes, who meets good and bad people on his life’s path. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.
HanWay Films’ Cannes slate also includes Meg Ryan‘s What Happens Laterstarring Ryan herself and David Duchovny; Uberto Pasolini‘s The Returnstarring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche; Brandedan origin story of organized crime gangs in the USA’s prison system, directed by Kieron Hawkes; Stefano Mordini‘s 2 winsstarring Riccardo Scamarcio, Daniel Bruhl and Volker Bruch (see the news); and Kitty Green‘s social thriller The Royal Hotel.
Inspired by true life events around the fabled 1983 World Rally Championship, 2 wins captures the intense rivalry between Germany (Audi) and Italy (Lancia). Lebowski is producing the film, with the UK’s Recorded Picture Company and France’s Metropolitan Films co-producing. RAI is the Italian distributor.It is being produced by Jeremy Thomas together with Scamarcio. It will begin production in mid-May in Italy and Greece.
Meanwhile, The Return will reunite two-time Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner Ralph Fiennes, and Academy and BAFTA Award winner Juliette Binoche (Both Sides of the Blade [+lire aussi :
fiche film], Chocolate) who last starred together in Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient. It will be directed by Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner Uberto Pasolini (Still Life [+lire aussi :
interview : Uberto Pasolini
fiche film], Nowhere Special [+lire aussi :
interview : Uberto Pasolini
fiche film]). The film is an original take on Homer’s The Odysseywith a script by John Collee (Master & Commander) and renowned UK playwright Edward Bond (blow-up). The Return is being produced by James Clayton and Pasolini for the UK’s Red Wave Movies. Roberto Sessa‘s Italian company Picomedia is providing funding.
From writer-director Kitty Green (The Wizard) and British-Australian production company See-Saw Films (The Power of the Dog [+lire aussi :
fiche film]) comes The Royal Hotel, a social thriller inspired by true events. rising star Jessica Henwick (The Matrix Resurrections) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) will star with two-time Emmy Award winner Julia Garner (Inventing Anna, ozark). Filming will start in Australia in the summer.
Meg Ryan (When Harry Met Sally) will direct and star alongside David Duchovny (The X Files) in What Happens Later, an evolved and nostalgic take on the romantic comedy. The film is based on the play Shooting Star by Steven Dietz. What Happens Later is a US movie produced by Ten Acre Films, Laura D Smith and Kristin Mannwith Rockhill Studios and Bleeker Street on board as executive producers.
Finally, Alex Pettyfer (magic mike), Academy Award nominee Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Movie Fmovie), Tom Hopper (Umbrella Academy) and Frank Grillo (Lamborghini) star in Brandedbased on the New Yorker “The Brand” article. The film will be directed by Kieron Hawkes (Power), from a screenplay by Alessandro Camon.
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HanWay Films heads to Cannes with Jerzy Skolimowski’s film in competition: Eo