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Family Reconnects In First 5 Minutes Of ‘Barracuda’ [Exclusive]

Sometimes you have to travel half the world to find your family, and that notion sparks the indie drama “Barracuda.” Directed by Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund, the film tells the story of a family fractured and stitched back together, and today we have the exclusive look at the first five minutes of the film.

Starring Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams, Luis Bordonada, and Larry Jack Dotson, the story follows two half-sisters, connected by their deceased musician father, and darker secret that lies between them.

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Film Review: ‘Barracuda’

Film Review: ‘Barracuda’
The story of a young stranger who shows up on a woman’s doorstep claiming to be her stepsister — and thus potentially in line for a piece of their dead-music-legend father’s pie — “Barracuda” initially seems like just another run-of-the-mill thriller about a grifter carrying out a duplicitous scheme. Credit to Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin’s indie film, then, for quickly upending expectations and delivering a far more uneasy, ambiguous portrait of women desperate for recognition and acceptance. Though its slow-burn narrative doesn’t pay off in a wholly satisfying manner, this offbeat nail-biter should nonetheless be welcomed by those eager for something off the beaten genre path.

Arriving from immediate parts unknown, Londoner Sinaloa (Sophie Reid) proves a surprising guest to Austin, Texas, resident Merle (Allison Tolman) and her fiancé Raul (Luis Bordonada) — especially once Sinaloa claims that she’s Merle’s half-sister, having been fathered and occasionally visited by their dearly departed country-icon daddy
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‘Barracuda’ Review: Alison Tolman Unravels in Powerful Sibling Drama

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‘Barracuda’ Review: Alison Tolman Unravels in Powerful Sibling Drama
Sibling bonds have sinister consequences in “Barracuda,” Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin’s Austin-set drama about two sisters connecting for the first time in the wake of their famous father’s death. With their sophomore feature, Cortlund and Halperin (“Now, Forager”) demonstrate a gift for not only creating beautiful images in unexpected moments, but also avoiding narrative shortcuts or tonal clichés to tell a story that covers familiar territory while ultimately defying easy categorization. Newcomer Sophie Reid (“Beauty and the Beast”) plays Sinaloa, a vagabond singer-songwriter who turns up on the doorstep of Merle’s (Alison Tolman, TV’s “Fargo”) Austin fixer-upper claiming to.
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‘Barracuda’ Trailer: Allison Tolman Lets A Stranger Into Her Home, With Horrific Results — Watch

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‘Barracuda’ Trailer: Allison Tolman Lets A Stranger Into Her Home, With Horrific Results — Watch
Consider it an old lesson: If a stranger shows up on your porch, claiming to be your long-lost sister, maybe don’t automatically believe them. Such is the pickle that Allison Tolman’s Merle finds herself confronting in “Barracuda,” when young Sinaloa (newcomer Sophie Reid) appears, touting a shared genealogy that is only the tip of the metaphorical iceberg.

While the sisters eventually bond, long-simmering resentments on Sinaloa’s side — the pair apparently share a father, a country music star who influences her own musicianship — threaten to pull them apart. Or perhaps that’s what Sinaloa wanted the entire time? After the film debuted at this year’s SXSW, our Eric Kohn wrote that “Barracuda” is a “beautiful, haunting drama,” with a particular focus on how music ties together people (and maybe even pulls them apart).

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SXSW Thriller ‘Barracuda’ Is a Sinister Drama Coming to Theaters This Fall

SXSW Thriller ‘Barracuda’ Is a Sinister Drama Coming to Theaters This Fall
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired the U.S. rights to Julie Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s suspense drama “Barracuda.” The film premiered in competition at SXSW and was nominated for a Grand Jury Award in the Narrative Feature category.

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Co-directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin and written by Cortlund, “Barracuda” stars Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordonada and features live music performances by Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Colin Gilmore, The Mastersons, and The Harvest Thieves.

The film follows a woman named Merle (Tolman), whose life begins to splinter when
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Orion & Samuel Goldwyn In U.S. Rights Deal For ‘Barracuda’

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have teamed for U.S. rights to Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund's suspense drama Barracuda. The film premiered in competition at SXSW and won top prizes at the Oak Cliff and Hill Country film festivals. Barracuda stars Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordonada and features live music performances by Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Colin Gilmore, the Mastersons and the Harvest Thieves. Tolman plays Merle, whose…
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SXSW 2017: Nanfu Wang’s I Am Another You and Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin’s La Barracuda

While resisting the urge to hyperbolically and lazily link any one film I see at this year’s SXSW to another, allow me to quickly note that Nanfu Wang’s I Am Another You (a world premiere in the Documentary Feature Competition section) and Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s La Barracuda (which world premiered in Narrative Feature Competition) are, at their core, about women voluntarily visiting a piece of America foreign to them (Florida and Texas, respectively) to reveal their bare selves in the process. Wang is from China, the character of Sinoloa is from England; both come to town with a purpose that may not always be clear, […]
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SXSW Interview — ‘La Barracuda’ Is A Bold, Unique Take on the Texas Family Drama

An enlightening conversation with the team behind one of the best films at this year’s SXSW.

Patricia Highsmith is Texas-born. A lot of people think she’s English, or from New York or something, but she’s Fort Worth born and bred.” Jason Cortlund, who along with Julia Halperin wrote and directed the SXSW narrative competition entry La Barracuda, is telling me about how the famed writer of The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train was an influence on the film’s screenplay. Indeed, Cortlund and Halperin’s engrossing Austin-set thriller evokes shades of those page-turning mysteries, albeit with a Texas-fried perspective that is entirely their own. La Barracuda is one of those films you can only hope to catch at a festival, an utterly new take on familiar conventions that leaves you with the unshakeable feeling that you have witnessed a breakout for all involved. You’ve seen the dysfunctional Texas family drama
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Memo to Distributors: Buy These SXSW 2017 Movies

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These SXSW 2017 Movies
Most Beautiful Island

A short, stressful, and utterly spellbinding debut that transforms the immigrant experience into the stuff of an early Polanski psychodrama, “Most Beautiful Island” was a worthy winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature, and might prove to be a breakthrough moment for a major new talent: Spanish actress Ana Asensio not only wrote, directed, and produced this fraught metropolitan thriller, she also appears in just about every frame.

It would be criminal to reveal too much about what happens to her character, a Manhattan immigrant who’s struggling to make a life for herself in the big city and in for the longest night of her life, but it’s thrilling to watch the anxiety of neo-realism as it slowly bleeds into something that resembles the suspense of the orgy sequence from “Eyes Wide Shut.” Creating a lucid sense of reality only so
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'La Barracuda': Film Review | SXSW 2017

'La Barracuda': Film Review | SXSW 2017
There were juicier performances to savor, but Allison Tolman was the quiet revelation in season one of FX's Fargo, her grounded realness and humanity providing an anchor for all the destabilizing weirdness and startling violence in her character's orbit — just as Frances McDormand had in the Coen brothers' movie. Tolman serves a similar function to pleasing effect in La Barracuda, playing the daughter of a dead country musician, whose safe, stable existence in Austin, Texas, gets ruptured when the half-sister she's never met drifts into her life with unclear intent.

Co-directors Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund (Now, Forager), working...
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SXSW Film Festival: What to Watch Out for in 2017 Lineup

SXSW Film Festival: What to Watch Out for in 2017 Lineup
The South by Southwest Film Festival has a long history of spotlighting native and adopted Texan filmmakers. Yet one particularly noteworthy filmmaker with Texas roots has been long outstanding, and the festival’s 24th iteration will finally see an appearance from one of arthouse cinema’s biggest names, as Terrence Malick brings his Austin-set “Song to Song” to the festival’s March 10 opening night. Thematic appropriateness aside, it represents something of a coup for the once-scrappy fest to feature the auteur, whose last films bowed at Toronto, Berlin, and Cannes.

Yet Malick’s is hardly the only boldfaced name to be found in the lineup, and here are other features — among the 125 scheduled films, 84 of them world premieres — to watch.

Stars at Night

Song to Song” boasts a particularly starry cast, with Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, and Michael Fassbender all on deck. But it will have plenty of
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‘La Barracuda’ Exclusive Teaser Trailer: SXSW Narrative Contender Shows Sinister Side to An Estranged Sister

‘La Barracuda’ Exclusive Teaser Trailer: SXSW Narrative Contender Shows Sinister Side to An Estranged Sister
Not all family reunions are happy ones. In Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s “La Barracuda,” premiering this Saturday as part of SXSW’s narrative feature competition, sometimes they’re just downright sinister.

The duo’s new film, starring Allison Tolman and Sophie Reid, explores the unease of a new familial discovery when a so-called sister shows up unannounced. “Sisters. Strangers.” the film’s first teaser hints, and it looks like that’s only the beginning.

Read More: SXSW 2017: 13 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

Per the film’s official synopsis, the film follows “a young British woman named Sinaloa [who] comes to Texas to find Merle, her half-sister by way of their dead country musician father. It doesn’t take long for Sinaloa to charm her way into Merle’s life. Her singing awakens something in Merle and erases some of the lingering doubts about their shared bloodline.
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SXSW 2017 Bolsters Lineup With Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire And Much More

After drawing attention to the festival’s annual Gaming Awards, organizers behind the South by Southwest Film Festival have posted the full, comprehensive lineup, revealing that the likes of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Free Fire, the riotous ensemble thriller from Ben Wheatley, are among those films that will screen for critics and attendees.

Per SXSW 2017‘s website, this year’s showcase will host “84 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres, and 6 Us Premieres. First-time filmmakers account for 51 films, continuing our tradition of unearthing the emergent talent of tomorrow.” British auteur Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England) is a regular of the Texas festival, and will be rubbing shoulders with other favorites including Michael Winterbottom, Nacho Vigalondo, Michael Showalter.

SXSW 2017 begins on March 10th in Austin, Texas and you can get up to speed on everything the festival has to offer down below.

Narrative Feature Competition

A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
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SXSW 2017 Lineup: Drug-Addicted Lovers and Barbecue Lead Surprises and Hidden Gems

SXSW 2017 Lineup: Drug-Addicted Lovers and Barbecue Lead Surprises and Hidden Gems
With Sundance behind us, the next major American festival is waiting in the wings. The SXSW Film Festival lineup has landed, and there’s a lot to dig through.

Read More: SXSW 2017 Episodic Lineup to Include ‘Dear White People,’ ‘American Gods

Unlike Sundance, which attracts a lot of industry attention around a handful of high-profile titles, SXSW is more about discovery. As usual, there are a lot of compelling possibilities in the program, from the newcomers in its competition sections through the more peculiar and surprising offerings in the Visions section. IndieWire got a few tips from SXSW Film director Janet Pierson and extracted these promising possibilities.

Small Stories, Big Steps

The festival’s narrative feature competition is often the place where filmmakers on their first or second feature get a sudden boost. It was there that Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture” and Destin Cretton’s “Short Term 12” both took off.
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Election Season Panic: How Film Festival Films Are Reflecting Fear of Trump’s America

Election Season Panic: How Film Festival Films Are Reflecting Fear of Trump’s America
On Tuesday, Americans go to the voting booth to determine what kind of country they want theirs to be. Months of the most polarized, and polarizing, presidential campaign in recent memory have left many of us with battle fatigue and gnawing pangs of cynicism and nausea. To quote Thomas McGuane, in the opening line of his 1973 novel “92 in the Shade”: “Nobody knows, from sea to shining sea, why we are having all this trouble with our republic.”

Our filmmakers might have a clue. And a little distance brings perspective. The American Film Festival just celebrated its seventh annual survey of new (and mostly) independent cinema made in the U.S.A., as assembled for and viewed by eager European audiences in Wroclaw, Poland. Though not without some escapist and experimental tangents, the selections couldn’t help but offer a provocative composite of work that serves as a kind of state of the union address.
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Rotterdam: CineMart Awards at Closing Ceremony: 'Luxembourg,' 'Santa y Delfin' and 'Toxic Immobility'

It’s a thrill to see two out of three of the CineMart Awards are to filmmakers we are tracking: “Luxembourg” by Myroslav Slaboshptyskly from Ukraine and Cuba’s Claudia Calvino and Carlos Lechuga's “Santa y Delfin” won the inaugural Wouter Barendrecht Award. Best unpublished screenplay prize was awarded to the team this past December at Havana’s Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano. The Ukrainian-German production to be produced by Miff’s Business Square founder Anna Katchko, “Luxembourg”, was awarded the €7,000 Arte International Prize after winning the Sundance Aj+ sponsored Global Filmmaking Award of Us $10,000.

The project has a budget of €1.5 million and is half financed by the Ukrainean State Film Agency. It received a grant from Hubert Bals Fund earlier and will be at Berlin’s Efm Coproduction Market next week. This U.K.-German-French coproduction is being sold internationally by Ultra Violet who sold writer-director Myroslav Slaboshptyskly’s first film “The Tribe” to 35 territories. Myroslav and I spoke at Sundance and he gave me a link to his short “Nuclear Waste” which is a pilot for this film, shot in the Chernobyl exclusion zone and awarded the Silver Leopard of Tomorrow at the Locarno Film Festival and showed at many festivals.

CineMart 2015 awards were announced recently, marking the close of the 32nd edition of the co-production market. Dutch/French/Belgian production “Tonic Immobility” was awarded the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €20,000, which is given to a project presented by a European producer.

CineMart selected 24 international projects to participate in the four day event which has been one of the most successful in recent years. A panel discussion to launch Iffr’s new VoD initiative, Tiger Release, was well attended with several filmmakers now in discussion with the Iffr team on releasing their new films via this platform. Multiple conferences and panels covering topics ranging from “Making the most of a film festival” to “The Director-Producer Partnership” were held in front of packed audiences who were invited to be involved in the debates and receive advice. The "Creative Europe Day" on Tuesday, January 27th which offered advice and guidance on creating beyond the boundaries of Europe proved one of the highlights of Iffr 2015.

On making the announcement Head of Industry & CineMart, Marit van den Elshout commented “The quality of our line-up this year is something the whole team is very proud of - so many standout projects with talented teams behind them, the award winners exemplify this. We hosted multiple extremely well attended panels and conversations, experienced great success with the launch of Tiger Release and the enthusiasm with which our Creative Europe day was received all adds up to one of the strongest CineMart’s in a long time. ”

This year’s Eurimages Co-Production Development Award winner, “Tonic Immobility” by Nathalie Teirlinck, (The Netherlands, France, Belgium), is a Bart van Langendonck, Xavier Rombaut, Savage Film production. It tells the story of Alice, an escort who abandons her baby son Robin. Unexpectedly, seven years later Alice is reunited with the boy and they must find a way to co-exist while Alice is confronted with the fact that true emotions can't be controlled and that intimacy can lead to vulnerability. On the Jury’s decision Dorien van de Pas commented “ The award is being given to a project from a multitalented first time feature director who will tell a very emotional, universal story. His short films demonstrate a strong visual style in combination with a great focus on sound. ”

The Arte International Prize winner “Luxembourg”, (Ukraine, Germany) by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, and produced by Anna Katchko with Tandem Production is a film noir with touches of a western. A great project by a very talented director, stunningly set up for a strong and cinematic story. On presenting the award Annamaria Lodato commented. “This year the Arte International Prize is awarded to a talented, daring and radical director. He is preparing a film that explores a world unknown to most of us: today’s Chernobyl. Far from being a ‘disaster film’, it is a story about living in the Chernobyl zone, a world with its own rules, an almost primitive community that the director knows from the inside. ”

The Wouter Barendrecht Award winner “Santa y Delfin” (Cuba), by Carlos Lechuga is produced by Claudia Calvino and Producciones de la 5ta Avenida. Cuba, homosexuality, censorship, working class and intellectuals, a young talented director and a real story - real potential for a hit project.

On presenting the award Managing Director of Fortissimo Films, Nelleke Driessen commented “The Wouter Barendrecht Foundation (Wbf) encourages the work of talented young filmmakers, we encourage daring films, films that oppose social conventions, with a large urgency. There were 8 films eligible for this award, but in the end only one can win and 'Santa y Delfin' stood out amongst all - if Wouter were here he would be thrilled with the choice. ”

CineMart Selected Projects

"A Shining Flaw" by Erwin Olaf

Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, Netherlands

"Cobain" by Nanouk Leopold

Circe Films/Waterland Film, Netherlands

"Vita & Virginia" by Sacha Polak

Mirror Productions/Viking Film, United Kingdom/Netherlands

"Tonic Immobility" by Nathalie Teirlinck

Savage Film/Ctm Pictures, Belgium/France/Netherlands

"The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea" by Syllas Tzoumerkas

Homemade Films/Prpl, Greece/Netherlands

"Angel" by Koen Mortier

Czar Film/Tobina Films/Anonymes Films, Belgium/Senegal/France

"Ceux qui travaillent" by Antoine Russbach

Box Productions, Switzerland

"Cunningham" by Alla Kovgan

Arsam International/Chance Operations, France/USA

"La Fille de l’Estuaire" by Gaëlle Denis

Life to Live Films, United Kingdom/France

"Holiday" by Isabella Eklöf

Dharmafilm/Beofilm, Denmark

"Luxembourg" by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Tandem Production/Garmata Film, Ukraine/Germany

"Bat, Butterfly, Moth" by Sergio Caballero

Corte y Confección de Películas/Am Films, Spain

"The Gray Beyond" by Alejandro Fernández Almendras

Jirafa Films/Wa Entertainment, Chile/Japan

"Only the Dead Have Seen the End of the War" by Khavn

Kamias Overground, Philippines

"Rojo" by Benjamin Naishtat

Pucará Cine, Argentina

"La Barracuda" by Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin

Small Drama/Hot Metal Films/Blue Suitcase Productions, USA

"Boyfriend" by Ashim Ahluwalia

Future East Film, India

"Gabriel and the Mountain" by Fellipe Barbosa

TvZero/Gamarosa Filmes, Brazil

"Los Delincuentes" by Rodrigo Moreno

Compañía Amateur/Rizoma, Argentina

"Santa y Delfín" by Carlos Lechuga

Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, Cuba

"Kodokushi" by Janus Victoria

Paperheart, Philippines/Malaysia/Japan

Art:Film projects "Cactus Flower" by Hala Elkoussy

Transit Films, Egypt

"Hurrah, Wir Leben Noch" by Agnieszka Polska

Kijora Anna Gawlita/Museum of Modern Art Poland, Poland/Germany

"Mr Sing Sing" by Phil Collins

Shady Lane Productions, Germany/USA

Audience Awards Winners

The awards, as voted for by the public audience attending the Festival, were announced this evening at the Iffr 2015 Closing Night Ceremony, hosted by Festival Director, Rutger Wolfson and Managing Director, Janneke Staarink. James Napier Robertson was awarded the Iffr Audience Award 2015 of €10,000 for his film "The Dark Horse." The award is Napier’s second of the Festival following the MovieZone Iffr Award which was presented on Friday, January 30th at the Iffr Awards Ceremony. The Hubert Bals Fund Dioraphte Award, also of €10,000, presented to the most popular film which received support from the Hubert Bals Fund (Hbf) went to Oscar Ruiz Navia for "Los Hongos," an autobiographical drama centering on the youth culture of Cali, Colombia.

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On the announcement of the Iffr Audience Award 2015 Wolfson commented “The audiences who come from all over the Netherlands and around the world to participate in the Festival and explore our diverse, thought provoking programme are integral to Iffr. It would not be the special Festival it is without them so we would like to thank all who joined us in celebrating cinema this year and of course congratulations to James who created a wonderful, personal film.”

On the announcement of the Hubert Bals Fund Dioraphte Award, Manager of the Hubert Bals Fund, Iwana Chronis commented “I am thrilled with the reception the Hbf supported films received throughout the twelve days of the Festival. Oscar Ruiz Navia is a talented filmmaker with a long and successful career ahead of him, this recognition is fully deserved, we are so pleased to have been a part of helping getting this film to the big screen .”

A highly acclaimed drama, "The Dark Horse" tells the true and moving story of Genesis Potini, who fought for the future of disadvantaged children in New Zealand until his death in 2011. In spite of his own bipolar disorder, he taught them to play chess and fight for opportunities. "The Dark Horse" is both amusing and raw, and above all intensely moving. Born in New Zealand, director James Napier Robertson made a name for himself in the world of television before switching to cinema. He appeared as an actor in the series "The Tribe" and "Shortland Street." He directed his first feature film "I’m Not Harry Jenson" in 2009.

Directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, "Los Hongos" is an autobiographically inspired drama based around two skater friends who are at the heart of the colorful, noisy street and youth culture of Cali, Colombia. With a warm heart, Ruiz tells the story of Ras and Calvin, who are looking for their own voice, a stage and of course freedom, love and fun. Born in Colombia, Oscar Ruiz Navia’s debut film "Crab Trap" won a Fipresci Award at the Berlinale in 2010. Prior to that he was focused on the development and production of independent cinema in Colombia and founded the production company Contravia Films having previously studied Social Communications and Journalism.

Top 5 Audience Award Iffr 2015

"The Dark Horse" "The Farewell Party" "Loin des Hommes" "La Vie de Jean-Marie" "Alice Cares" Top 5 Hbf Dioraphte Award 2015

"Los Hongos" "La Mujer de los Perros" (Dog Lady) "Nn" "Court" "The Tribe" The full list can be found on the Festival's website:

www.iffr.com/professionals/iffr-2015/iffr-audience-award-2015
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Rotterdam: The Tribe director among CineMart winners

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Rotterdam: The Tribe director among CineMart winners
Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s Chernobyl-based drama wins one of three awards at International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market.

Rotterdam co-production market CineMart closed last night (Jan 28) with a hat trick of awards.

Ukrainian-German production Luxembourg was awarded the €7,000 ($7,900) Arte International Prize.

Directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (The Tribe), the film tells a story of love and revenge based in the the area around Chernobyl - the city that was decimated during the notorious nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.

Slaboshpytskiy, who won Cannes’ Critics Week Grand Prize with deaf boarding school drama The Tribe, has based Luxembourg on his 2012 short, Nuclear Waste.

On presenting the award, producer Annamaria Lodato described Slaboshpytskiy as “a talented, daring and radical director”.

“He is preparing a film that explores a world unknown to most of us: today’s Chernobyl,” she added. “Far from being a ‘disaster film’, it is a story about living in the Chernobyl zone, a world with
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Polak, Ahluwalia, Leopold head for CineMart 2015

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Co-production market has three prizes including new Wouter Barendrecht Award in conjunction with Fortissimo Films.

A host of global auteurs, along with new voices, have been selected for The International FIlm Festival Rotterdam’s famed CineMart co-production market.

Filmmakers who have projects selected include Miss Lovely director Ashim Ahluwalia from India; Ukranian director of multi-award-winning The Tribe Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy; Argentina’s Benjamin Naishtat (History of Fear); Fellipe Barbosa (Casa Grande); American duo Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin, whose previous film Now, Forager played at Rotterdam; Dutch director Nanouk Leopold [pictured]; and Sacha Polak (Hemel). Full list of selected projects below.

CineMart is one of the industry’s first co-production markets, now in its 32nd edition. There are three awards — The Eurimages Co-production Development Award of €20,000, The Arte International Price of €7,000 and the inaugural Wouter Barendrecht Award of €5,000 which is awarded by CineMart in conjunction with Fortissimo Films.

CineMart runs Jan 25-28 as part of Iffr which runs Jan
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