FOUR MOVIES FOR THE TORINO FILM LAB

This year there will be four movies at the Cannes Film Festival bearing the Torino Film Lab ‘brand’: in addition to the already mentioned “Port Authority” in Un Certain Regard (see article), there are two inside the Semaine de la Critique, and one in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

Competing in the Semaine will be “Abou Leila”, the debut by the Algerian director Amin Sidi-Boumédiène which he developed alongside the French producers Claire Charles-Gervais and Louise Bellicaud inside the TFL FeatureLab 2017 program, the fruit of a coproduction between Thala Films (Algeria) and In Vivo Films (France).

“Litigante”, the second work by the Colombian Franco Lolli after “Gente De Bien” (Semaine de la Critique 2014) will instead open the Special Screenings section.
Coproduced by Les Films du Worso (France), SRAB Films (France) and by Lolli himself for Evidencia Films (Colombia), the movie was also developed within the TFL FeatureLab 2017 program and received support from the TFL Co-Production Fund (€ 50,000).

It is also the second time for the Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat who, after “Wolf and Sheep” returns to the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs with
her new movie “The Orphanage” which she developed herself together with the German producer Katja Adomeit inside the FeatureLab 2016 program. The movie is a coproduction between Adomeit Film (Denmark), La Fabrica Nocturna (France), Samsa Film (Luxemburg) and Wolf Pictures (Afghanistan).

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