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Berlinale 2019: Dutch Co-Productions

This year’s Berlinale is full of features from filmmakers all around that world that have Dutch producers on board. Some are documentaries, some are dramas, but each one has a Dutch imprint. Geoffrey Macnab from The Independent reports.

‘Monos’ by Alejandro Landes and Alexis Dos Santos

Monos, directed by Alejandro Landes and Alexis Dos Santos, is screening both in Sundance and Berlin. This is a kidnap drama involving child soldiers set deep in the Colombian jungle. Amsterdam-based Lemming Film discovered the project at CineMart in 2016. “We were immediately drawn by the premise of the project and of course by directors Alejandro Landes and Alexis Dos Santos, whose work so far has been really impressive,” says Lemming’s CEO Leontine Petit.

There are several other co-producers on board, among them La Franja from Colombia itself, Campo Cine from Argentina, Mutante Cine in Uruguay, and Pandora from Germany. Petit knew it
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New 'Captured Bird' Poster mixes 'Alice in Wonderland' with 'Dario Argento'

We don't usually put up new posters ("one sheets", as the "industry" calls them), but we really really love this one for Jovanka Vuckovic's upcoming short horror fantasy film The Captured Bird.

The poster image was painted by Richard Raaphorst and artist Sander Brouwer, and shows a child sauntering into an embellished dark skull cavern dripping with - with - what?. Since Guillermo del Toro is the executive producer, I'm not suprised to see a Pans Labyrinth sentiment - a young girl facing a fantastical image, away from the viewer. There's also an Argento-esque Suspiria-ish color scheme and a Disney's Black Cauldron-style to the art that I have sorely missed since 1987. I also sense some Ralph Bakshi/Phanton Tollbooth shit going on.

So, enjoy your damn poster, kids:
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