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Ulrich Köhler’s “In My Room,” Alexey German Jr’s “Dovlatov,” Johannes Nyholm’s Swedish comedy “Koko-di Koko-da” and Guerin Van Der Vorst’s “The Wildness” were among the 16 feature films presented at the Work-in Progress session at the French-Alps set Les Arcs European Film Festival.
Produced by Belgium’s Wrong Men and France’s ChevalDeuxTrois, “The Wildness” is a contemporary drama starring rising French actor Vincent Rottiers as a young man who gets indocrinated by radical Islamists.
Nyholm’s Swedish comedy “Koko-di Koko-da” marks the helmer’s follow up to “The Giant” which played at San Sebastian and Toronto. Dovlatov,” whose director German Jr previously directed “Under Electric Clouds” which won Berlin’s Silver Bear for outstanding contribution. Meanwhile, “In My Room” is directed by Köhler whose 2011 drama “Sleeping Sickness” won Berlin’s Silver Bear for best director.
Frederic Boyer, who is in charge of the Work-in-Progress session and »
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Les Arcs unveils 16 projects due to be presented in the work-in-progress selection.
Upcoming films by the UK’s Rungano Nyoni, the Czech Republic’s Olmo Omerzu and Sweden’s Johannes Nyholm are among 16 works-in-progress projects due to be presented at the eighth edition of the Les Arcs Coproduction village (Dec 10-13).
Footage from the films, which are all in post-production, will be shown on Dec 11. The festival’s artistic director Frédéric Boyer made the selection.
British-Zambian director Rungano Nyoni will show first footage from her debut satire I Am Not A Witch [pictured top] about a nine-year-old girl who is a victim of a witch-hunt, which is shot by Embrace Of The Serpent’s DoP David Gallego.
Nyholm will present his second feature Koko-di Koko-da - after The Giant which premiered at Tiff this year - revolving around a couple whose camping trip takes a strange turn when a circus troupe turns up.
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