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TFL Meeting Event 2018: 10 “TFL Coming Soon” films in progress unveiled

October 29, 2018

As the 11th edition of the TFL Meeting Event (23-24 November) approaches, we are very excited to announce the selection for our TFL Coming Soon 2018 work-in-progress showcase, dedicated to presenting films developed within TorinoFilmLab’s programmes that are in their final completion stages, to a selected industry audience of sales agents, distributors and festival representatives.

Acclaimed works that were previewed at last year’s TFL Coming Soon include this year’s Berlinale Golden Bear-winner and GWFF Best First Feature Award TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, double-Silver Bear and FIPRESCI Prize winner THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, as well as Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winner DIAMANTINO by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, and Locarno Piazza Grande entry THE GUEST by Duccio Chiarini.

The 2018 line-up will feature 3 debuts and 7 films from more experienced directors. Half of the films are still looking for a sales agent.

The “debutantes” include the European multi-awarded short film helmers Marie Grahtø and Jeanette Nordahl, both hailing from Denmark, and Greek director Siamak Etemadi. The second-time fiction feature directors are Shahrbanoo Sadat (Afghanistan) and Massoud Bakhshi (Iran) – who both premiered their first features at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Carlos Armella (Mexico) and Tudor Cristian Jurgiu (Romania). Established filmmakers Burhan Qurbani (Afghanistan/Germany), Rubaiyat Hossain (Bangladesh) and Alejandro Fernández Almendras (Chile) complete the line-up.

The 10 films to be presented at TFL Coming Soon 2018 are:

- AND THEY MAY STILL BE ALIVE TODAY (Romania/Greece) by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu. Producer: Libra Film – Romania.

- BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (Germany/Netherlands) by Burhan Qurbani. Producer: Sommerhaus Filmproduktion – Germany.

- GO YOUTH! (Mexico/France) by Carlos Armella. Producer: B Positivo Producciones – Mexico.

- MADE IN BANGLADESH (France/Bangladesh/Denmark/Portugal) by Rubaiyat Hossain. Producer: Les Films de l’Après-Midi – France.

- PARI (Greece/France/Bulgaria/Netherlands) by Siamak Etemadi – 1st FEATURE. Producer: Heretic – Greece.

- PSYCHOSIA (Denmark/Finland) by Marie Grahtø – 1st FEATURE. Producer: Beo Starling – Denmark.

- THE ORPHANAGE (Denmark/Germany/France/Luxembourg/Afghanistan) by Shahrbanoo Sadat. Producer: Adomeit Film – Denmark.

- THE PLAY (Chile/France/Czech Republic/Korea) by Alejandro Fernández Almendras. Producer: Jirafa – Chile.

- WILDLAND (Denmark) by Jeanette Nordahl – 1st FEATURE. Producer: Snowglobe – Denmark.

- YALDA (France/Germany/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Lebanon/Iran) by Massoud Bakhshi. Producer: JBA Production – France.

These 10 work-in-progress films will be showcased alongside the pitch presentations of the 20 early stage projects developed at ScriptLab and the 10 projects in advanced development that took part in FeatureLab throughout the year.

In the image: a still photo from PSYCHOSIA.