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REPORT: Cinemed Conferences 2022 – Cineuropa


– We check out the 14 initiatives battling it out for the thirty second Growth Grant on the Montpellier Mediterranean Movie Competition

Director Alaa Eddine Aljem, whose undertaking Eldorado has been chosen

Tomorrow, Tuesday 25 October, will see the Cinemed Conferences – three days {of professional} conferences organised as a part of the forty fourth Montpellier Mediterranean Movie Competition (learn our article and our interview with Christophe Leparc) – kicking off as soon as once more. Stealing particular deal with the pageant agenda is the thirty second version of the Growth Grant, for which 14 chosen fiction movie initiatives are set to be introduced by their filmmakers and producers to a jury composed of Georges Goldenstern (ex-director of the Cannes Movie Competition’s Cinéfondation initiative), Catherine Bizern (Céci Moulin d’Andé), screenwriter and producer Yasmina Nini-Faucon (Istiqlal Movies) and producer Thierry Lenouvel (Ciné-Sud Promotion).

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Two Growth Grants (funded by the CNC and the Occitanie area and consisting of technical help courtesy of Titra Movies French Kiss and Saraband) are because of be awarded, alongside a Céci Moulin d’Andé writing residency. Different movies which have participated on this pitching session lately embody The Final Queen [+see also:
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by Adila Bendimerad and Damien Ounouri, Costa Brava, Lebanon [+see also:
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by Mounia Akl and Mediterranean Fever [+see also:
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by Maha Haj.

Cinemed Conferences will even host the eighth version of the “Du court docket au lengthy” initiative (13 first fiction movie initiatives of worldwide origin put forth by filmmakers who’ve a brief movie competing in Montpellier this yr, which might be assessed by a jury providing two writing residencies), the brand new Cinemed & Aflamuna/Beirut DC programme (a choice of seven initiatives in improvement, hailing from the Arab world, and notably coming courtesy of Dima El Horr, Hicham Lasri and Raed Andoni), the co-production conferences and their related particular person meet-ups between undertaking bearers and movie professionals attending Montpellier, the Châtaignes Increase Camp and Chemin Faisant residences, spherical tables and the “Skills en court docket” initiative.

The initiatives competing for the Growth Grant are as follows:

Aisha Cannot Fly Away AnymoreMorad Mostafa (Egypt)
Manufacturing: Sawsan Yusuf for Bonanza Movies
Aisha, a Somali carer for the aged, lives in Cairo the place she discovers the underbelly of African society, which is awash with stress between its varied teams. Caught in a dead-end relationship, her routine, the day-to-day strain of life, and her dreary job go away her dealing with an deadlock.

Looking out For WoodySara Shazli (Egypt)
Manufacturing: Marianne Khoury for Misr Worldwide Movies
Sara, a solitary little woman, grows up in Cairo with Woody, her Ethiopian nanny, and her workaholic mom. Twenty years later, Sara decides to confront her mom. Will Sara be capable of free herself from the burdens of the previous earlier than turning into a mom herself?

The Different SpouseMeriem Mesraoua (France)
Manufacturing: François d’Artemare for Les Movies de l’après-midi
As she takes excessive measures to save lots of the illusory refuge of her marriage, Salima is confronted with the fragility of the picture she has preserved for such a very long time.

The Unhappy lifetime of Completely satisfied Pig!Christy Whaibe (Lebanon)
Manufacturing: Christelle Younes for Bee On Set Productions
35-year-old Chady works as a mascot at occasions. Unable to maneuver previous his break-up along with his girlfriend, he decides to depart Lebanon for good. As he waits for his Schengen visa to reach, he discovers that his father, whom he believed to have been killed by a stray bullet 30 years earlier, was assassinated through the warfare on the command of a present deputy. He decides to take revenge disguised in his “Completely satisfied Pig” mascot costume.

Street to LimboAyoub Lahnoud (Morocco/France)
Manufacturing: Marie Gutmann for Méroé movies
Whereas fleeing from the gendarmes and forsaking his native Douar, 30-year-old outsider Rahal additionally saves Taher, a “zouhri” baby who’s about to be sacrificed as an providing, in accordance with legend, in an effort to reveal the placement of a treasure. The 2 hounded companions are compelled to journey by means of rural Morocco collectively the place, for higher or for worse, actuality and beliefs intertwine.

Ciudad sin sueñoGuillermo García López (France/Spain)
Manufacturing: Anne-Dominique Toussaint for Les Movies des Tournelles
La Cañada Actual, situated on the outskirts of Madrid, is likely one of the largest unlawful settlements in Europe. Ramon, a 13-year-old Roma boy, has at all times lived right here along with his household. Collectively, they kind part of the group of La Cañada. Ramon and his greatest pal Saïd movie the world round them on a cell phone they each share. In the future, Saïd tells Ramón that he’s going again to Morocco along with his household. The household ties start to slacken when Ramon’s household is notified that their home goes to be demolished. For the primary time, Ramon sees an actual alternative to depart La Cañada behind, unleashing a hidden need to reside a distinct life from that of his mother and father, who would do something to forestall their eviction.

As God WillsMari Gulbiani (Georgia)
Manufacturing: Kate Kalandarishvili for Midifilm
This dramatic story about two Muslim girls who set out on the path of a person who has joined fighters in Syria is ready in Pankisi Gorge, a mountainous area in Georgia. These girls attempt to discover out what precisely transcends their love but in addition has the potential to destroy the world.

EldoradoAlaa Eddine Aljem (Morocco)
Manufacturing: Francesca Duca for Le Moindre Geste
A gaggle of migrants arrive in Morocco with the purpose of crossing the ocean to succeed in a secret utopian island known as “Eldorado” however, as a substitute, they wind up in a manufacturing facility manufacturing tomato sauce for pasta, pizza and ketchup, working for a model going by the identical identify of “Eldorado”.

The Exiles Additionally Die Of LoveMarie Le Floc’h (France/Belgium)
Manufacturing: Lionel Massol for Movies Grand Huit
Wael, who works in a fish manufacturing facility, is exiled in Lorient along with his 15 year-old daughter Reem. After six years of researching and ready, he has simply secured the discharge of his spouse, Sousan, a widely known actress, who was closely concerned within the Syrian revolution.

Man of the HomeAndamion Murataj (Albania/Italy/Greece)
Manufacturing: Blerina Goce for Lissus Media
Fran, who was born a feminine however has chosen to reside life as a person in accordance with the traditional Albanian customized of Sworn Virgins, should compromise her masculinity in an effort to turn into a mom to her niece, Zana, a younger parentless woman fighting puberty points. Fran already helps the household, however she quickly realizes Zana desires excess of materials consolation. This movie examines the painful strategy of rediscovering femininity and motherhood when it has been purposefully buried for years.

Jugoslavia Ivan Bakrac (Montenegro/Serbia/France)
Manufacturing: Guillaume de Seille for Arizona Productions
On her fifty fifth birthday, and in an effort to overcome her all-consuming loneliness following her son’s relocation overseas, Jugoslava makes essentially the most of her vacation to search for a brand new flat. This search will change her life in an surprising approach.

The White HomeFrancesco Romano (Italy/France)
Manufacturing: Raffaella Pontarelli for Amarena Movie
Felicetta feels marginalized by her household and oppressed by the context wherein she lives. In the future, a robust Camorra boss asks her for shelter. Their encounter leads them to query every part they held true. However the latter all of the sudden vanishes, shattering the phantasm of an unattainable relationship.

NeftaYves Piat (France)
Manufacturing: Damien Megherbi for Les Valseurs
Hichem is a customs officer from Southern Tunisia who struggles to offer for his household. His life adjustments when he meets Tesla, a donkey misplaced on the Algerian border carrying big luggage of cocaine…

ParadiseÉlisabeth Silveiro (France/Spain)
Manufacturing: Claire Chassagne for Dolce Vita Movies
Emma and her brother Marc go to Spain for the summer time. Right here, she meets Nadezda, a Russian girl who works in a metropolis brothel, which Marc has recognized because the place to lastly lose his virginity… Emma is shaken, discovering herself drawn to a lady for the very first time.

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(Translated from French)


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