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Clément Cogitore’s THE WAKHAN FRONT and more TFL Alumni in 54th Cannes Critics’ Week...

Clément Cogitore’s THE WAKHAN FRONT and more TFL Alumni in 54th Cannes Critics’ Week...

April 20, 2015

We are proud to announce that French director Clément Cogitore’s debut feature THE WAKHAN FRONT, developed at Script&Pitch 2012 is one of the 7 films selected to participate in the Competition of the 54th edition of Cannes Film Festival’s oldest sidebar, the Critics’ Week.
Produced by TFL Alumnus Jean-Christophe Reymond (FrameWork 2011) for his French company Kazak Productions, the film was shot between France and Morocco in late 2014 and is co-produced by Tarantula (Belgium). International sales will be handled by Indie Sales (France).
We are pleased that the 7-title Competition line-up also features three more TorinoFilmLab Alumni. Interchange 2013 brother-duo Arab & Tarzan Abunasser (Palestine) will participate with their debut feature DÉGRADÉ, one of the first films supported by the Breizh Film Fund, created in 2014 by TorinoFilmLab’s long-time Breton partner Le Groupe Ouest (France). Last but not least, Script&Pitch 2015 participant Jonas Carpignano (Italy) is selected with his debut MEDITERRANEA.
TorinoFilmLab is delighted to collaborate again with the Critics’ Week for the second edition of Next Step, the programme aimed at supporting the 10 short filmmakers discovered in 2015 by La Semaine de la Critique as they branch out into feature films.
Consisting of a 5-day workshop held in France in December, Next Step will give the filmmakers the opportunity to discuss their projects with international experts and tutors, in order for them to receive advice on their scripts, to understand the reality of the industry and define an appropriate development strategy.