As Lars von Trier
’ – the man, “Nymphomaniac
,” the media feeding frenzy – hit Berlin Sunday, Zentropa
Spain and Zentropa
Sweden – two affiliate companies of Von Trier’s European network of production houses, established by his Zentropa
production powerhouse – are teaming to produce Jose Skaf’s “Vulcania
,” a debut feature thriller tinged with supernatural elements.
Two of Spain’s fastest-rising young thesps, Aura Garrido
”) and Miquel Fernandez (“The End”), are attached to star.
Based on Diego Soto
’s original screenplay, the Spanish-language “Vulcania
” is a genre-blending thriller come-intimate drama set in an industrial dystopia from which nobody escapes, said David Matamoros
, at Zentropa
Spain, its lead producer.
Backed by national pubcaster Tve, Catalonia’s state TV TV3, and the Spanish and Catalan film boards, “Vulcania
” rolls in Tarrega-Lleida and the Catalan Pyrenees from May. Swedish regional fund Film I Vast is in talks to board “Vulcania
”; international sales rights are under negotiation,