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We are proud to announce that our coproduced movie Diamond Island has been chosen as part of the competitive program for La Semaine de la Critique, which focuses on discovering new talents.


Diamond Island is a symbol of Cambodia's future, a sprawling, ultra-modern paradise for the rich on the river in Phnom Penh.
Like many other country boys, Bora, 18, is lured from his village to work on the construction of this property developers\' dream.
There, he forges new friendships and is even reunited with his charismatic older brother Solei, who disappeared five years ago.
Solei introduces Bora to the exciting world of Cambodia\'s privileged urban youth, with its girls, its nightlife and its illusions.



Director: Davy Chou  

With : Sobon Noun, Cheanik Nov, Madezza Chhem, Mean Korn, Somnang Nut, Sophyna Meng, Jany Min,
Samnang Khim, Batham Oun
AURORA FILMS, Charlotte Vincent
VYCKY FILMS, Sylvain Decouvelaere
VANDERTASTIC, Hanneke Van der Tas
185 FILMS, Soros Soukhum
Distribution :
Sales :
LES FILMS DU LOSANGE, Bérénice Vincent
French press :
MAKNA PRESSE, Chloé Lorenzi (
International press:
LES FILMS DU LOSANGE, Bérénice Vincent (


Selected in Cannes for by the competitive program "La Semaine de la Critique", Davy Chou's Diamond Island won the SACD AWARD !

The SACD (Authors Society) supports festivals that promote new authors like La Semaine de la Critique through the funds generated by private copy. The jury is made up of filmmakers that are members of the board of directors of the SACD.


Where is Rocky II?


We are happy to announce, that the shooting of our project "Where is Rocky II?" by director Pierre Bismuth is in progress. It started in London on the 25th of october and is currently taking place in Los Angeles.

Cyrilson retires/Eva and Futebol


We are looking forward to the upcoming picturelocks of our projects "Cyrilson retires/Eva" by Haim Tabakman and "Futebol" by Niko Apel.

On the road with Socrates (Futebol e vida) on Arte

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Niko Apel and Vandertastic are very happy to announce the TV premiere of documentary feature

"On the road with Socrates (Futebol e vida) - roadmovie with Daniel Cohn-Bendit" directed by Niko Apel.


You can watch the film tonight (10.3.2015) at 20:15 on Arte.


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For its 23rd edition (April 28 - May 8), the North America's largest documentary festival will present 232 titles from 51 countries in 12 screening programs. Where is Rocky II? will be showed as part of the "Artscapes" program.


Directed by Academy Award® winner Pierre Bismuth, WHERE IS ROCKY II? chronicles the search for a mysterious missing work by renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Named Rocky II after the Sylvester Stallone film, the work is never spoken about publicly nor is it listed in any catalogue of Ruscha's work. Featuring writers DV DeVincentis (High Fidelity, Gross Pointe Blank) Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes, Invictus) and Mike White (School of Rock, Nacho Libre) and art world luminaries Michael Govan, Philippe Vergne, Eli Broad and Connie Butler, the film blends documentary and fiction to create a thoroughly original story.


Screening Dates:

Sunday, May 1 at 6:45 PM – Scotiabank Theatre 4

Tuesday, May 3 at 12:00 PM – TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Sunday, May 8 at 6:30 PM – TIFF Bell Lightbox 3


Synopsis:   In 1979, American artist Ed Ruscha allegedly made a fake rock out of resin and hid it among real ones somewhere in California's vast Mojave Desert. Named Rocky II after the Sylvester Stallone film, the work is never spoken about publicly nor is it listed in any catalogue of Ruscha's work. Obsessed with this mystery piece, Academy Award® winner Pierre Bismuth sets out to find it. It's clear from the outset of this fantastical tale that Bismuth, the writer for Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, won't take a conventional approach. Instead, he hires a hard-boiled private investigator and two acclaimed Hollywood screenwriters to pick up the trail in their separate and distinctive ways. Each constructs theories and deduces motives, muddying the few known facts with highly plausible and deeply engaging "fake fiction." Probing and inventive, this thoroughly original art quest is as enigmatic as the mystery it seeks.


For additional information about the film and interviews, please contact:

Jess Harris/Touchwood PR

416-593-0777 Ext. 202


For sales inquiries, please contact: 

Kate Hurwitz/Cinetic

Yale Chasin/UTA

Vandertastic @ ARTE Film Festival



We herewith announce the screening dates of TUE-MOI et LA TERRE OUTRAGÉE on the ARTE Film Festival.


Here are the screening dates:
TUE-MOI (Töte mich):
MO, 17.11.14 - 23.15
LA TERRE OUTRAGÉE (Verwundete Erde):
MO, 24.11.14 - 20.15


for further information, please follow this link:



Niko Film and Vandertastic are very happy to announce the nomination of HOMELAND, SEX and FURTHER INCONVENIENCES, directed by Réka Kincse, for the competition of the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg. The Filmschau in Stuttgart is taking place from november 28, to December 02, 2012 in Stuttgart

Further informations and screening dates will be announced soon.

Looking forward to see you there!

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Vandertastic @ Französische Filmtage Tübingen


We are very happy to announce that SPORT DE FILLES and LA TERRE OUTRAGEE will be shown at the Französische Filmtage Tübingen this year.

Here are the screening dates:


SPORT DE FILLES (Mädchensport):

DO, 01.11.2012 – 20.00 Uhr: Arsenal Kino
SA, 03.11.2012 – 20.15 Uhr: Lichtspiele
MO, 05.11.2012 – 16.00 Uhr: Delphi 2

LA TERRE OUTRAGÉE (Verwundete Erde)

FR, 02.11.2012 – 20.15 Uhr: Lichtspiele
SA, 03.11.2012 – 15.45 Uhr: Arsenal Kino
SO, 04.11.2012 – 16.00 Uhr: Delphi 2


For further information please follow this link:!


See you there!


Double Take


Double Take was seen on Monday, 15 October 2012, by 110.000 ARTE viewers in Germany and France - with a market share of 0,5% in Germany and 2% in France - very good for LA LUCARNE and this wonderful film!


Thank you for tuning in!


Unabhängiges Filmfest Osnabrück

We proudly announce the screening dates of LAND OF OBLIVION at the Filmfest Osnabrück 2012!

The multi-award winning film directed by Michale Boganim will be shown on October, 12th at 5:30pm in the "Lagerhalle".


We look forward to seeing you there!


Filmfest München

We proudly announce the screening dates of LAND OF OBLIVION at the Filmfest München 2012!

The multi-award winning film directed by Michale Boganim will have its German premiere on 30 June 2012 at 10.30 pm in the CinemaxX 6. The director will attend the screening.

Additionally, there will be two more public screenings on 2 July 2012 (8.00 pm, CinemaxX 6) and
6 July 2012 (8.15 pm, CinemaxX 6).

We look forward to seeing you there!


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We are extremely happy to announce the following funding decisions for our projects: FFA Script Writing Funding for THERAPY (WT) written by Maria Solrun and FFHSH and BKM Production Funding for PATONG GIRL to be directed by Susanna Salonen!

We sincerely thank above funds for their support.



Lauf, Junge, Lauf


Wir freuen uns sehr mitteilen zu können, dass das Filmprojekt Lauf, Junge, Lauf von Pepe Danquart eine Förderung durch die FFA bekommen hat. Wir möchten diese Gelegenheit nutzen, um uns herzlichst bei der FFA zu bedanken.



Tue moi


Two premiere celebrations in two different cities on the same day!

The Tue moi team will be in Paris on 19 April followed by the film's theatrical release a week later.


Homeland, Sex and Further Inconveniences

We are pleased to announce that our film "Homeland, Sex and Further Inconveniences" has been seleceted by Achtung Berlin! for a preview on Thursday 19 April 2012, at 9.30 pm. in the Filmtheater am Friedrichshain.




Tue moi


Emily Atef's new film "Tue moi" is coming out soon!





Made in Berlin-Brandenburg Preview

Eben noch in Feinschnitt und Color Grading, jetzt schon bei achtung berlin auf der großen Leinwand.

In der neuen Preview-Sektion außerhalb des Wettbewerbs präsentiert das Festival drei Spielfilme,


von Réka Kincses sowie A LOWLIFE MYTHOLOGIE von Lior Shamriz als Preview zur

offiziellen Deutschlandpremiere.


Land of Oblivion


Land of Oblivion in French cinemas on Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Land of Oblivion will be theatrically released in France on 28 March 2012. Here is the trailer of this great film. For all of you in France, please go and watch it! 





Sur la planche



This year eight films from eight different countries competed in “The !f Inspired International Film Competition” which aims to bring together the young directors who have brought a new perspective to the world of cinema with their brave and innovative approach. The jury consisted of director YeÅŸim UstaoÄŸlu, famous Egyptian activist, director and actor Khaled Abol Naga, the curator of Toronto Film Festival and writer Andrea Pickard, British film critic and editor Mark Adams.
The SÄ°YAD (Turkish Critics' Association) Jury consisted of Okan Arpaç, Özge Özdüzen and Ayla Kambur.
Valerie Massadian received the !f isnpired Grand Jury Prize for NANA
The International Jury has also granted two Honorable Mention Awards- one of which went to Leila Kilani's Sur La Planche. They have said: "We would like to extend one of our Honorable Mentions to  Sur La Planche for Leila Kilani’s ability to draw out a series of raw and gritty performances in her bold and impressive film. It is a striking debut, tightly constructed, wonderfully unpredictable and offering up an insight into a rarely portrayed world, and featuring an astonishingly intense performance from Soufia Issami as Badia."
The other Honoable Mention went to Two Years at Sea.
Sur la planche was also granted the SÄ°YAD Jury Award. "..For deftly transferring humanity's increasing struggle in the face of transnational capitalism and today's economic conditions into a cinematic language through the eyes of a young girl, with a simple yet deeply moving approach."



"Sport de filles" : la série B pensée comme un sport de combat


Critique | LEMONDE | 24.01.12 | 14h47


Marina Hands et Josiane Balasko dans le film français de Patricia Mazuy, "Sport de filles".

Vous avez aimé Intouchables ? Vous adorerez Sport de filles... Bon, d'accord, un slogan, même imaginaire, ne dévoile qu'une partie de la vérité : celle qui l'arrange. Rien à voir, a priori, entre MM. Nakache et Toledano, bons faiseurs du prêt-à-porter comique, et Mlle Patricia Mazuy, énergumène marxisante de la haute couture cinématographique, auteur de trois longs métrages de cinéma (Peaux de vache, 1988 ; Saint-Cyr, 2000 ; Basse Normandie, 2004) en quelque trente ans de carrière. Et pourtant cela saute aux yeux, Intouchables et Sport de filles ont deux gros points en commun : la rencontre de l'aristo et du populo, l'injection du comique dans le tragique. Simplement - la différence est de taille -, là où le premier produit du consensus, le second fabrique du dissensus.

La tragi-comédie s'enlève sur fond équestre, entre haras normand et concours de dressage francfortois. Autour des bêtes, somptueuses, une intrigue sentimentale et financière met en jeu, à la manière du "théâtre épique" de Brecht, une galerie de personnages fortement typés. Franz Mann (Bruno Ganz), l'artiste : ancienne gloire de l'équitation germanique et grande figure du dressage, qui s'est fait mettre la bride sur le cou par une propriétaire de chevaux française. Joséphine de Silène (Josiane Balasko), l'aristo : directrice d'un prestigieux haras normand, c'est une maquignonne à particule qui tient ses chevaux, en même temps que son compagnon Franz, sous une main de fer. Suzan (Amanda Harlech), la bourgeoise : séduisante milliardaire anglaise et amante de Franz, elle rêve d'enlever celui-ci à Joséphine pour le mettre au pied de son lit en même temps qu'à la tête de ses haras californiens. Alice (Isabel Karajan), l'écuyère : fille de Joséphine et cavalière attitrée du haras, elle revendique de toute sa hauteur l'attention de Franz. Gracieuse (Marina Hands), la prolo : fille d'un petit paysan local et tête de bois, cette palefrenière est prête à tout pour conquérir le droit de monter.

Là-dessus, Patricia Mazuy règle un truculent manège qui allume la lutte des classes dans la société hyperhiérarchisée des cercles hippiques et met cul par-dessus tête les lois phallocratiques de la romance, en lançant quatre cavalières de l'apocalypse à l'assaut d'un entraîneur vieillissant, réduit en dépit de sa rouerie au rôle d'accorte pouliche.

On l'aura deviné, le moteur de cette révolution en marche, celle qui bouscule le récit et fait bouger les lignes, se nomme Gracieuse. Pure antiphrase s'agissant de cette virago campagnarde, gauche, raide, obsessive, sorte de Jeanne d'Arc burlesque en quête de cheval que sa passion transforme en amazone de la guerre des sexes, en flibustière de la guerre sociale. La partie normande du film installe les personnages, circonscrit les enjeux, met ce qu'il fut d'eau dans le gaz pour amorcer le drame.

Joséphine et Suzan s'écharpent déjà, par cheval interposé, autour de Franz, Alice, plus crispée que jamais, prépare le concours de Francfort, Franz sent la moutarde qui commence à lui monter au nez, Gracieuse fomente à bas bruit son complot. Laissée seule au haras, avec interdiction de monter, alors que tous les autres partent pour l'Allemagne, Gracieuse jette son dévolu sur le cheval de la discorde (une bête ramenée par Suzan à Joséphine, et que celle-ci refuse de reprendre). Et se lance à corps perdu dans l'entraînement, en visionnant des vieilles archives de Franz Mann du temps de sa splendeur. Puis, sur un coup de folie, l'oeil poché par le méfait, vole un van, met son cheval dedans et part pour l'Allemagne dans l'espoir de convaincre Franz qu'elle est une cavalière digne de ce nom.

Le climax du film a lieu à Francfort. Entre la beauté du concours équestre, les déchirements sordides en coulisse et la surenchère passionnelle, Patricia Mazuy tresse avec brio, et un cruel humour, la série d'électrochocs qui va conduire Franz Mann à faire ce à quoi il avait renoncé depuis trente ans : prendre une décision, si possible courageuse.

Sport de filles se révèle ainsi un film merveilleux, qui fonde sa morale, comme les vieux westerns, sur l'action des personnages, sans prétendre nous donner de leçons. Un film qui nous parle aussi, de manière transparente, du cinéma à travers les enjeux équestres. De sa tension permanente entre vocation populaire et aspiration aristocratique, dressage scénaristique et liberté de mise en scène, assujettissement industriel et goût de la beauté la plus singulière.

Comme chaque film de Patricia Mazuy, c'est aussi un manifeste personnel : une définition du cinéma comme art joyeux de la guerre, résistance farfelue à la norme, impureté agissante. Dans la lignée d'un Jacques Rozier ou d'un Jean-François Stévenin, sont-ils si nombreux, les réalisateurs qui continuent à nous offrir ce plaisir et cet élan ? Prise sous le seul angle du casting, qui fait ici des étincelles, la démonstration est flagrante : Mazuy, fille de boulangers tournée cinéaste, Ganz, acteur mythique de la Schaubühne de Berlin, Hands, cavalière de compétition reconvertie dans le théâtre, Balasko, pointure de la comédie populaire, Harlech, égérie du monde de la haute couture, Karajan, fille d'Herbert von, cavalière et actrice. Sans parler des chevaux. Cela donne une symphonie drôlement concertante, que Mazuy orchestre à coups de riffs rageurs avec l'ex-Velvet Underground John Cale et dédie, en toute ingénuité, à Budd Boetticher, prince du western de série B. Pour qui rêve d'un galop vers l'utopie, c'est le moment ou jamais de monter en selle.


Sport de filles


Our great film Sport de filles will be in the theaters starting:

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 in France &

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 in Switzerland  






Sur la planche


The film Sur la planche will be shown in movie theaters in France starting Wednesday, 1 February 2012.  For all of you in France please go and watch it, it's a fantastic film.





Sur la planche


by Giuliana La Volpe, Secretariat
Umbria International Film Festival - Popoli e Religioni

Swiss Replica Watches

Sur la planche was also very appreciated by the Jury of the International Feature Film Competition, which included Renzo Rossellini (producer), Deborah Young (film journalist for Hollywood Reporter and director of Taormina Festival), Guido Chiesa (film director), Davide Rondoni (poet and writer).


A Special Mention was given to the film, with the following motivation:
"A shocking view of the stark reality of globalized labour".


Sport de filles

We present the official poster of our film Sport de filles.


Sur la planche

19 May, 2011 | By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir/scr: Leila Kilani. Morocco/France/Germany. 2011. 110mins

Moroccan filmmaker Leila Kilani makes a striking and intriguing fiction feature debut with On The Plank (Sur la planche), the moody and impressively off-kilter story of two young Casablancan women delving into a life of petty crime in Tangier’ old town.


It is a cleverly made film, with a beautifully shot dramatic climax.
Balancing plenty of dark close-ups - when the women are out at night - balanced with starkly bright scenes of them at work in a soulless shrimp factory, the film offers a pacy and often decidedly unnerving glimpse into life in Tangier, eschewing any predictable scenes of the historic town and focusing on the underbelly of the city.

Jittery, obsessive and edgy Badia (Issami) and her more mellow friend Imane (Bahmad) work daytime peeling shrimps in a Tangier factory, but at night turn tricks and make a little cash on the side by stealing items - ranging from clothes to electronic goods - from their ‘clients’.


At one ‘party’ they meet two other young women, Asma and Nawal (Akel and Betioui), who as well as turning tricks happen to work in the Free Zone of Tangier - the area of the city that is defined as European, and only accessible to those with an appropriate work permit. Badia dreams of working in the zone, seeing it as possible springboard (possibly the link to the film’s title) to a more material world.
The foursome see the chance to access men in upscale oceanfront houses and highscale bars, but it also brings them closer to danger from other opportunists and gangsters. Badia plans a scheme to steal boxes of iphones as moneymaking scheme that could help her finally make it to the Free Zone.


Soufia Issami is the jittery and complex core of the film, never sleeping but rushing between work and her nighttime encounters and obsessively scrubbing herself, in a bid to wash off both her work at the shrimp factory and her sexual encounters. The camera often tracks her in extreme close-up, her unsmiling face and tense demeanour offers fascinating clues to her steely determination and sense of self-containment.
In fact the women performers are universally excellent - offering up a glimpse into the life of contemporary young working women desperate to find a way out of the drudgery of their lives. Leila Kilani (who made documentaries in Tangier) directs with a distinct sense of place and cleverly shoots the nighttime sequences with a sense of pace and slight close-up seediness, which contrasts elegantly with the wide angle shots (reminiscent of Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s food-production documentary Our Daily Bread) of scores of women in a brightly light room all dressed in white coats, hats and masks, shelling bucket loads of shrimp.
It is a cleverly made film, with a beautifully shot dramatic climax that fits perfectly with moodiness and edginess of the oddly bleak but fascinating story.
Production companies: Aurora Films. Socco Chico Films, DKB Productions, Ina, Vandertastic
Producer: Charlotte Vincent
Cinematography: Eric Devin
Editor: Tina Baz
Music: Wilkimix (Wilifried Blanchard)
Main cast: Soufia Issami, Mouna Bahmad, Nouzha Akel, Sara Betioui


Sur la planche


28. Französische Filmtage Tübingen-Stuttgart
2. - 9. November 2011
Rückblick und Preise

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
chers amis du cinema français


Die Generation Revolution hat eine Woche gefeiert! Eine wunderschöne Herbstwoche lang war Tübingen wieder das deutsche Herz des französischsprachigen Kinos – mit über 80 Filmen in über 150 Vorstellungen. Mehr als dreißig Gäste aus Frankreich, Belgien, Kanada, dem Kongo, Nordafrika und der Schweiz haben mit uns und mit Ihnen ihre Filme angesehen, diskutiert und gefeiert. Und von nachlassender Begeisterung für das  frankophone Kino ist keine Spur zu merken – wir können uns über mehr als 10.000 Besucherinnen und Besucher freuen.


Den Französischen Filmtagen Tübingen scheint in diesem Jahr die Quadratur des Kreises gelungen zu sein:
Wir sind stolz auf ein ambitioniertes Programm mit vielen sehr anspruchsvollen Filmen, die trotzdem häufig mit einer großen Leichtigkeit überzeugten. La guerre est déclarée von Valérie Donzelli, ein großer Publikumserfolg, gehörte ebenso dazu wie Bouton, ein Film von Res Balzli aus der Schweiz. Autorenfilme und Popcornkino standen in einem ausgewogenen Verhältnis zueinander, genau das wollten wir haben und genau das ist uns auch gelungen.


Wir freuen uns, dass so viele unserer Gäste mit ihrem Charme die Herzen der Zuschauer im Sturm erobert haben und darüber hinaus differenzierte und engagierte Diskussionen und Filmgespräche geführt werden konnten wie am Sonntag mit Boris Nicot und Stéphane Tchalgadjeff über das französische Autorenkino oder die Diskussion über die „Arabellion“ am Sonntagnachmittag im Atelier.


Wir genießen die intensive Atmosphäre der langen Kinoabende genauso wie die Empfänge und Partys, die nicht zuletzt die Französischen Filmtage zu einem richtigen Filmfest machen.
Wir sind sehr glücklich, dass so viele profilierte Vertreter des französischsprachigen Kinos bei uns zu Gast waren – Olivier Assayas, Jaco Van Dormael, Michel Ocelot, Mireille Perrier, Stéphane Tchalgadjeff – und wir trotzdem ein Publikumsfestival bleiben, das viele unmittelbare Kontakte und Gespräche zwischen Zuschauern und Filmemachern ermöglicht.


Und wir freuen uns auch darüber, zwei Jahre vor unserem 30. Geburtstag immer noch ein junges Festival zu sein, das zahlreichen jungen Regisseurinnen und Regisseuren die Chance bietet, ihre Filme in Deutschland zu präsentieren und bekannt zu machen: Anne Emond, Céline Sciamma, Roland Edzard, John Shank u.a..


Sehr schön war für uns dieses Jahr die gute Zusammenarbeit mit OFAJ, dem Deutsch-Französischen Jugendwerk, das gleich zwei Workshops für junge Radio- und Filmemacher anbot und das Festival mit vielen kreativen Beiträgen dokumentiert hat und die Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Tübingen, die mit dem bereits traditionellen Festival-TV für eine ebenso amüsante wie informative Berichterstattung rund um die Filmtage sorgt.


Ob jetzt das Afrika-Programm mit seinem Fokus auf den aktuellen Entwicklungen in Nordafrika, die Masterclasses mit Olivier Assayas und Jaco Van Dormael, der Scherenschnittworkshop für Kinder mit Michel Ocelot im Stadtmuseum Tübingen oder ganz einfach die vielen Filme und Partys die Highlights der 28. Französischen Filmtage waren, hängt nicht zuletzt auch von persönlichen Erwartungen und Vorlieben ab. Ganz besonders möchten wir deshalb die Filme hervorheben, die einen der zahlreichen Preise gewonnen haben, die auf den 28. Französischen Filmtagen vergeben wurden:

Internationaler Wettbewerb

Den vom Tübinger Kinomäzen Volker Lamm gestiftete und mit 5.000 € dotierte Filmtage Tübingen Preis geht an die Kanadierin Anne Emond und ihren Film Nuit # 1.

Der ebenfalls von Volker Lamm gestiftete Tübinger Publikumspreis, der mit 2.500 € dotiert ist, geht an Gilles Pacquet-Brenners Film Elle s'appelait Sarah.


Den Stuttgarter Publikumspreis, für den TV5Monde und die Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart 2.500 € bereitstellen, hat Elle s'appelait Sarah von Gilles Pacquet-Brenner gewonnen.


Auch die Schülerjury Stuttgart, die einen von der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart mit 1000 € dotierten Preis vergibt, hat sich für Elle s'appelait Sarah von Gilles Pacquet-Brenner entschieden.

Der Preis der Schülerjury – Tübingen, von Volker Lamm gestiftet und mit 1000 € dotiert, bei dem filminteressierte Tübinger Schüler den besten Film für jugendliche Zuschauer unter fünf nominierten Filmen aus dem gesamten Programm empfehlen, geht an Le fils à Jo von Philippe Guillard.


Der Kritikerpreis ist mit 2.000 € dotiert und wird vom Stuttgarter Programmkinobetreiber Peter Erasmus (Arthausfilm GmbH Stuttgart) gestiftet. Die Filmkritikerjury hat Sur la planche von Leila Kilani als die innovativste Produktion prämiert:
"Der Film erzählt vom Leben von vier jungen Arbeiterinnen im heutigen Marokko, die sich ihr Gehalt mit kleinen Diebstählen und Gelegenheitsprostitution aufbessern. Badia und ihre Freundinnen wollen mehr sein als die Arbeitsbienen der Globalisierung, sie wollen die Kontrolle über ihr Leben behalten. Leïla Kilanis Film ist von derselben Kraft und Energie wie seine wunderbare, starke, trotzige Hauptfigur, er hat einen schnellen Herzschlag und einen großartigen Spannungsbogen. Dieses Debüt wird getragen vom Wind der Geschichte und zeichnet gleichzeitig eines der eindringlichsten, herzzerreißendsten Frauenporträts, die derzeit im Kino zu sehen sind. "

Der SACEM Preis für die beste originale Filmmusik, für den die französische Musikverwertungsgesellschaft SACEM 1.500 € gestiftet hat geht an Le fils à Jo von Philippe Guillard. Die Musik zu dem Film hat Alexis Raoult komponiert.



Friends from France


The German part of principal photography ended on Sunday morning, 30 October 2011 at 3:15 am.

The last Germanshooting day took place at Leipzig Airport in Germany, which we doubled for Orly in Paris.

The Friends from France team is currently shooting in Odessa (Ukraine). For those of you who did not travel to Odessa: we would like to thank you for your great work! It was a pleasure working with all of you!


Land of Oblivion

Screen Daily, 4 November 2011


By Mark Adams, chief film critic


Di/scr: Michale Boganim. France-Germany-Poland-Ukraine. 2011. 115mins

Michale Boganim’s powerful Land Of Oblivion (Terre outragée) is a fascinating and impressivley performed drama about the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the resulting impact on the region and on Eastern Europe some ten years later. The casting of Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko (from Quantum Of Solace) may well help pique distributor interest, though outside niche arthouse options festival exposure is likely the film’s best option.


Documentary filmmaker Boganim shows a sure touch with the film – clearly the project involved a lot of research – and the tough story is balanced by charmingly odd moments (a stampeding stream of horses gallop by tourists at the Chernobyl site) and some elegant cinematography.


The film opens on a sunny day – April 26, 1986 – detailing the lives of a series of people living around Pripyat, the town nearest the Chernobyl site. Anya (Kurylenko) and fireman Pyotr (Nikita Emshanov) are married a few hours after the reactor blows, and after Pyotr is called up to attend to the blaze he is never seen again; physicist Alexei (Andrzej Chyra) understands what happens and orders his wife and son to leave, but ordered to keep silent by the authorities decides to vanish, while forest warden Nikolai (Vyacheslav Slanko) refuses to abandon his home…he argues that he didn’t leave during World War II why would he now?


The opening sequences are handled with subtly. There are no explosions, flames or sequences of the disaster itself. Instead Pripyat of 1986 is impressively recreated, with the implications of the explosion coming with the sight of a white wedding cake being drenched in black rain and small birds and animals dying.


The tone switches completely in the second part, set in 1996 (and partly shot at actual locations around Chernobyl) with Anna now a dour tour guide showing visitors around the area; Alexei’s 16 year-old son Valery (Illya Iosivof) returns to the region to look for his father, and elderly Nikolai cultivates his garden, unaware of the poisons in the fruit he tends.


Kurylenko is impressive as the increasingly tortured Anya, haunted by her past and troubled by her current relationships, given far more to work with than her roles in Western genre films. The film itself is both gentle and powerful – a low-key look into the horrors that continue to have a terrible impact on the region.



Friends from France


Today we celebrated our halfway party. We have two more shooting days in Saalfeld before leaving for Gera, where we will be shooting in the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Gera on Friday.



Tue moi


We are extremely pleased to announce that our film Töte Mich / Tue Moi will celebrate its world premiere at the Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2011 on 27 October 2011.
Screening times are as follows:





October 27 - 2:45 p.m. - Scala
October 28 - 8:30 p.m. - Regina
October 30 - 7:30 p.m. - Regina

Source: Zavvi Film

Land of Oblivion



Our film Land of Oblivion by Michale Boganim will be screened at the Warsaw Film Festival.





October 9 - 2 p.m. - Multikino 2

October 11 - 7 p.m. - Multikino 2

October 13 - 9:12 p.m. - Multikino 3



Friends from France


Shooting starts tomorrow


We are extremely pleased to announce, that the shooting for our international co-production Friends from France will start Saturday, 1 October 2011 in Merseburg. We congratulate our team for the great preperation and say „Merci!“


The main characters in Anne Weil’s and Phillipe Kotlarski’s work will be acted by Jérémie Lippmann and SoKo.



Das Geschäftsjahr 1968/69


Wir freuen uns mitteilen zu können, dass unser Projekt Das Geschäftsjahr 1968/69 von Friederike Jehn, nach der gleichnamigen Buchvorlage von Bernd Cailloux, Drehbuchförderung durch die FFA bekommen hat. Wir möchten diese Gelegenheit nutzen uns herzlichst bei der FFA zu bedanken.


Pressemitteilung FFA

"Mit dem geförderten Drehbuch DAS GESCHÄFTSJAHR 1968/69 (Autorin: Friederike Jehn), das auf dem gleichnamigen Bucherfolg des Berliner Schriftstellers Bernd Cailloux basiert, kommt die atmosphärisch dichte 68er-Geschichte über die Verbreitung des Stroboskoplichts in den hiesigen Diskotheken in die Kinos."





Sur la planche au FIFI à Bruxelles


Sur la planche de Leila Kilani au FIFI à Bruxelles remporte le Prix du Jury.
Et Soufia Issami se voit attribuer le Prix de la meilleur actrice.


Prix de la Compétition Internationale

Land of Oblivion



Our film Land of Oblivion by Michale Boganim will be screened at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.


Venice International Film Festival


Public : September 4 - 2 p.m. - Sala Darsena

              September 5 - 7:30 p.m. - Sala Volpi


Press & Industry:  September 3 - 11:00 a.m. - Sala Volpi


Toronto International Film Festival


Public: September 10 - 09:15 p.m. - AMC 10

             September 11 - 02:45 p.m. - AMC 4

             September 16 - 06:15 p.m. - AMC 6


Press & Industry: September 11 - 09:45 a.m. - Scotiabank Theatre 11

                               September 15 - 12:30 p.m. - Scotiabank Theatre 6



Locarno Critique 'Sport de filles'


Locarno Envoyé spécial - La scène se déroule jeudi 11 août, à 21 h 30, sur la scène constellée de la Piazza Grande. Ce fut l'un des derniers feux jetés par le festival de Locarno, et certainement l'un des plus beaux. Deux salves illuminèrent la soirée. La première, d'une grande délicatesse, fut la remise d'un Léopard d'honneur pour sa carrière à l'immense acteur qu'est Bruno Ganz, cofondateur de la mythique Schaubühne de Berlin avec Peter Stein, et interprète de quelques films inoubliables (La Marquise d'O... d'Eric Rohmer, L'Ami américain de Wim Wenders, L'Eternité et un jour de Theo Angelopoulos).

La seconde salve fut plus impétueuse, avec la découverte en avant-première mondiale du nouveau film de la réalisatrice Patricia Mazuy, Sport de filles. Avec trois longs-métrages de cinéma en bientôt trente ans de carrière (Peaux de vache, 1988 ; Saint-Cyr, 2000 ; Basse-Normandie, 2004), cette ancienne d'HEC se situe, entre Jean-François Stévenin et Rabah Ameur-Zaïmèche, sur la ligne à haute tension du cinéma français.

Sport de filles se déroule dans le milieu du dressage équestre, et suit l'affolant manège de trois femmes autour d'un homme. Il se nomme Franz Mann (Bruno Ganz), entraîneur de génie qui s'est vendu de longue date à la plus offrante, Joséphine de Silène (Josiane Balasko), une aristocrate tournée maquignonne qui le mène à la cravache. Mais deux nouvelles amazones entrent dans la ronde. Une richissime et séduisante Anglaise (Amanda Harlech, icône du gotha de la mode), ex-béguin de Franz qui rêve de le débaucher pour ses haras californiens. Et Gracieuse (Marina Hands), fille de paysan revêche, prise de passion charnelle pour une discipline qui regarde de haut les personnes de son rang. Le film, aristocratique et populaire, est franchement formidable, évoquant l'idée incongrue d'un western marxiste-féministe. A découvrir le 14 décembre dans les salles françaises.

J. M.




Land of Oblivion


By Leslie Felperin

A Les Films du Poisson, Vanderstatic, Apple Film Prod. production, Arte France Cinema, CNC, the Polish Film Institute, Eurimages. (International sales: Le Pacte, Paris.) Produced by Laetitia Gonzalez, Yael Fogiel. Executive producers, Igor Lopatonok, Sasha Shapiro, Olga Kurylenko. Co-producers, Hanneke van der Tas, Dariusz Jablonski, Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcki, Michel Reilhac, Remi Burah. Directed by Michale Boganim. Screenplay, Boganim, Anne Weil, Antoine Lacomblez.
With: Olga Kurylenko, Ilya Iosifov, Andrzej Chyra, Vyacheslav Slanko, Nicolas Wanczycki, Sergey Strelnikov, Nikita Emshanov, Tatiana Rasskazova, Julia Artamonov, Natalya Barteva, Vladyslav Akulyonok. (Russian, Ukrainian, French dialogue)


Following Alexander Mindadze's very different Innocent Saturday, Land of Oblivion reps the second major feature of 2011 to carve drama out of the Chernobyl disaster, to powerful effect. Painted on a broader canvas than Mindadze's pic, and covering the 1986 accident itself as well as radiation effects across Eastern Europe 10 years later, this feature debut for French documentarian Michale Boganim emphasizes the long-term psychological toll on the victims. Paradoxically, the pic will struggle to find a foothold in territories most affected by Chernobyl, where auds prefer to remain oblivious, but fest play and theatrical outings further West look possible.


Anchored by lots of typed onscreen information that reveal facts and statistics and suggest extensive research, the screenplay by Boganim, Anne Weil and Antoine Lacomblez unfolds events through the prism of several different characters whose paths criss-cross one another over the years.


Pretty Anya (Olga Kurylenko, from Quantum of Solace) and local fireman Pyotr (Nikita Emshanov) are married on April 26, 1986, just hours after the reactor at Chernobyl blows up, although no one apart from a few high-ranking employees at the power plant is told what's really going on. Pyotr is called away to help put out the fire, and Anya never sees him again.


Engineer Alexei (Andrzej Chyra) is one of the few who knows what's really happened at the plant, and immediately orders his wife Lena (Natalya Barteva) and young son Valery (Vladyslav Akulyonok) to get out of town, thereby probably saving their lives. He stays behind to help others, and in years to come will be considered a hero.


On a farm on the outskirts of Pripyat, the town nearest the power plant, farmer Nikolai (Vyacheslav Slanko) refuses to abandon his home, even when residents start to be forcibly evacuated.


The pic's first half, done on a big budget with co-production coin to recreate Pripyat in its heyday, will seem fairly low-key to auds used to Hollywood disaster movies. There are times Boganim pushes the pedals on the organ of dramatic irony with a slightly leaden foot, and lingers portentously on ominous details like a wedding cake soaked in black rain. But other moments are genuinely touching, such as the sight of Alexei propping up an umbrella over a sleeping stranger at a bus stop to protect her, of the harrowing cutaways to the animals and birds dying off in droves, unnoticed by the populace at first.


Pic comes into its own more powerfully in the 1996-set second half, partly filmed in the actual locations around Chernobyl. Anya has become a tour guide showing tourists around the area, while a now 16-year-old Valery (Illya Iosivof) comes back with Lena to honor his father's memory and goes AWOL in the zone, an increasingly spooky sequence that self-consciously recalls the otherworldly sci-fi zona of Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 Stalker.


The chance to act in her native Ukrainian language with a meaty role has clearly spurred star Kurylenko to raise her game here, and she's consistently affecting as the emotionally numbed Anya, who like the characters in Mindadze's Innocent Saturday longs to leave but can never quite drag herself away from her benighted home town.


Production design impresses deeply with its recreation of the pre-disaster area, while Svetlana Poberezhnaya's costumes for the distaff cast members get both the shabby Soviet chic look of the Glasnost period and the tackier, more lurid duds of post-independence just right. Lensing by d.p. Yorgos Arvanitis (a longtime collaborator of Theo Angelopoulos), who shot all the sequences set in Summer, and Antoine Heberle (Paradise Now) who filmed all the Winter segments, adds a layer of class to an altogether tony tech package.





to Bruno Ganz who will receive the Pardo alla carriera at the Locarno Film Festival on 11 August 2011! The award ceremony will be at the same time as the world premiere of Sport de Filles by Patricia Mazuy.



Land of Oblivion


We are extremely pleased to announce that the French-German-Polish co-production Land of Oblivion by Michale Boganim has been selected by the Venice Critic's Week and will have its world premiere during the 68th Venice Film Festival.



La terre outragée


By Piers Handling

La terre outragée will turn heads. This beautifully textured drama about the Chernobyl disaster and its long-term legacy was shot on location, giving the film a shocking sense of immediacy. The camera captures the sobering reality of the environmental catastrophe that devastated Ukraine. But the eerily vacant landscape is only a backdrop to the human cost of the tragedy, which is what director and writer Michale Boganim focuses on in her authoritative feature debut.

The film begins in pastoral reverie as a young couple drifts down a sun-dappled river, a place where boys frolic and fishermen dip their rods. Anya (Olga Kurylenko) and Piotr (Nikita Emshanov) are about to be married, but news arrives of an accident at the nuclear power plant, and Piotr, a firefighter, is summoned away from his nuptials. Soon rain begins to fall — black rain — and the disaster’s full dimension starts to percolate into the consciousness of the people of Pripyat, a town only a few kilometers away from the power station.

A few years later, Anya is now a local guide for curious tourists who don radiation-proof suits and bus through the town snapping photos of a transformed world. Like many others, Anya finds herself caught between leaving and staying.

As her heroine struggles with her demons, Boganim depicts a community that, despite the dangers, refuses to leave its history behind. The residents’ houses — derelict, abandoned and overgrown with weeds — nestle within an area still contaminated with too much radioactivity to be safe, but the lure of the place they call home is like a siren. Squatters move in to family houses while relatives of those killed find themselves trapped and unable to make sense of it all. The aftermath of Chernobyl is fully exposed, forcing us to imagine what a nuclear future might look like — something the people of Fukushima have only just recently contemplated.



Sport de filles


Of Women and Horses by Patricia Mazuy will celebrate its world premiere on the Piazze Grande at the Locarno Film Festival! This screening is on Thursday, 11 August 2011, at 21:30.

Land of Oblivion



When the nuclear accident at Chernobyl arrives, a young couple find that their wedding day turns into a day of disaster, destined to change their lives forever. He is a fireman called into the inferno. Years later she makes a living leading tours for tourists to the ravaged area. Caught between staying and leaving, the locals live in a state of suspended animation.



Grosse deutsche Präsenz in Locarno


Beim diesjährigen 64. Locarno Film Festival werden 25 deutsche Filme in den verschiedenen Sektionen zu sehen sein.

Mädchensport von Patricia Mazuy und Vandertastic (FR/DE) wird auf der Piazza Grande gezeigt und feiert somit Weltpremiere. 

Hauptdarsteller Bruno Ganz, in seiner Rolle als Trainer einer Dressurreiterin, ist in diesem Jahr ein Tribute gewidmet.



Cyrilson Retires


On Sunday, 21 August 2011, principal photography started on our Israeli-French-Polish-German co-production Cyrilson Retires.



Russia’s Rock Films joins Friends From France

Anne Weil and Philippe Kotlarski’s 1982-set feature will shoot in Germany, Russia and Israel


By Martin Blaney

With the ink barely dry on this week’s agreement to create a French-Russian Film Academy, Rock Films has announced that it will be the Russian co-producer on Anne Weil and Philippe Kotlarski’s next feature film Friends From France.


Co-directors Weil and Kotlarski’s original screenplay is set in 1982 when two cousins travel to Leningrad on a mission to make clandestine contact with Soviet Jews who face persecution – the so-called ‘refuseniks’ – and have a range of encounters that will mark them for life.


Producer Kira Saksaganskaya told Screen Daily at this week’s Kinoforum that the film will begin principal photography this autumn at locations in Germany, Russia and Israel, and will be a co-production between delegate producer Les Films du Poisson, Berlin-based Vandertastic and her St Petersburg-based production house Rock Films.


Funding for the project has already come from such sources as the German regional fund Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the French-German ‘mini-traité’ co-production agreement.


Friends From France is the second collaboration between Les Films du Poisson and Vandertastic after working together on Michale Boganim’s Terre Outragée which was shot at locations in Ukraine in two blocks last summer and at the beginning of this year.


Boganim’s drama is set in a small Ukraine town under the shadow of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, following a group of characters from just before and during the catastrophe and then fast-forwarding to ten years after the event.


This year, Les Films du Poisson received the Daniel Toscan du Plantier in the category of Best Producers from France’s Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma.


Last week, Rock Films revealed that it is teaming up with Le Quattro Volte’s producer Vivo Films for an Italian remake of Alexey Uchitel’s 2003 film The Stroll.


'Plank' walks off with Taormina laurels


It wins pic, director while four leads share thesp


By Jay Weissberg
TAORMINA, Italy -- The 57th Taormina Film Festival wrapped on Saturday, with the three main prizes going to Cannes-preemed Moroccan pic On the Plank.

It nabbed the Golden Tauro for best film plus best director for tyro helmer Leila Kilani and a joint prize for thesp for the four lead actresses: Soufia Issami, Mouna Bahmad, Nouzha Akel and Sara Betioui.
The special jury prize went to animated French pic The Rabbi's Cat, directed by Joann Sfar, which the jury -- director Patrice Leconte, Egyptian actress Yousra and Italian actress Maya Sansa -- singled out for the original way it treats complex issues between religions.

In the Beyond the Mediterranean section, judged by a public jury, the award went to Dutch pic Black Butterfly, directed by Paula van der Oest, while a special jury prize was given to Iranian Ahmad Reza Motamedi's Alzheimer's.

The prizes were handed out in Taormina's ancient Greek amphitheater on the Italian island of Sicily.
Among guests attending the fest were director-producers Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Smith, Oliver Stone, Elia Suleiman, Andrzej Zulawski and Goran Paskaljevic, plus thesps Monica Bellucci, Jack Black, Matthew Modine and Robert Sheehan.


                             Mouna Bahmad in Sur la Planche




Finales Programm des Cannes International Film Festivals veröffentlicht

In der Sektion Cannes Classique ist Deutschland in diesem Jahr mit THE LOOK von Angelina Maccarone (DE/FR) vertreten. Produziert wurde der Dokumentarfilm mit Charlotte Rampling von TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion/Köln und Prounen Film/Berlin auf deutscher Seite. Charlotte Rampling, oft das Objekt der Begierde, ist in diesem Film das Subjekt, THE LOOK ist ihre Sicht auf das Geschehen um sie herum.

In den Special Screenings ist Michael Radfords MICHEL PETRUCCIANI (FR/IT/DE) zu sehen, deutscher Produzent ist LOOKS Filmproduktion/Berlin. Eine Dokumentation über das kurze Leben des berühmten Jazzpianisten.   

Bereits zu Beginn der Woche wurden folgende Filme bekannt gegeben: THE SLUT von Hagar Ben Asher (IL/DE), produziert von Rohfilm/Berlin, ist in der Semaine de la Critique zu sehen. Der Film erzählt die Geschichte von Tamar und Shai, die sich verlieben. Tamar ist eine Hure, Shai versucht sie zu retten.

In der Quinzaine des Réalisateurs werden zwei Filme mit deutscher Beteiligung gezeigt. SUR LA PLANCHE von Leila Kilani (FR/MA/DE), produziert von Vandertastic/Berlin, handelt von vier marokkanischen Freundinnen und ihren Leben. Der Kurzfilm MILA CAOS von Simon Paetau, Kunsthochschule für Medien/Köln,  erzählt von Sebastián, einem 17-jährigen Kubaner, der sich an Wochenenden auf illegalen Travestieshows in den Vororten Havannas in "Mila Caos" verwandelt. Er leidet unter der vorgetäuschten Gleichgültigkeit seiner Mutter und träumt davon, dass sie ihn eines Tages auf der Bühne bewundert.



Sur la planche


Congratulations to the team of Sur la planche by Leila Kilani on their being selected to the Director\'s Fortnight in Cannes. Vandertastic is the minority German co-producer of Sur la planche. Sur la planche was supported by the World Cinema Fund in Germany.



Friends from France


We are extremely pleased to announce that our film Friends from France was awarded production funding by the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM). We would like to take this opportunity to thank the MDM for their support. Scheduled start of principal photography is mid-September.


Friends from France


We are extremely pleased to announce that our international co-production Friends from France to be directed by Anne Weil and Philippe Kotlarski was awarded production funding by the German - French mini-traité. Friends from France is the second collaboration between Les Films du Poisson and Vandertastic.




Vandertastic projects Heimat by Reka Kincses, Of Women and Horses by Patricia Mazuy, Land of Oblivion by Michale Boganim, and Kill Me by Emily Atef are currently in post production and will be completed shortly.     


Kristina Kerekes and Zsolt Bogdán in Heimat



Sur la planche


We are extremely pleased to announce that Vandertastic is the German co-producer of Sur la planche by Leila Kilani. Sur la planche is currently in post-production and was supported by the World Cinema Fund.


Terre Outragée

Shooting started in Ukraine



It's been almost a week now, that the shooting of our co-production Terre outragée started its second shooting period in the Ukraine. Last Saturday the French-Ukranian team shot the first scenes of the winter part. If everything works out fine, we will have all pictures in the beginning of February and start postproduction for a finalisation of the film in summer 2011.



Chernobyl: sarcophagus and monument                                                   (cc) by Giles Thomas


Sport de filles / Mädchensport

Shooting in Frankfurt completed


We had a great time at the international Festhallen Reitturnier in Frankfurt last weekend shooting Sport de Filles directed by Patricia Mazuy with Marina Hands and Bruno Ganz in the lead roles (see below). We are extremely pleased that we were able to shoot everything we could possibly hope for with the exception of a couple of exteriors cancelled due to the weather conditions.
All this was made possible with the amazing help of Escon Marketing and its team, the FEI and the Messe Frankfurt Venue and many other great people and companies from the German dressage community.

We even caught the attention of the French and German press (e.g. Frankfurter Rundschau, Blickpunkt Film and Le Monde)! 


Bruno Ganz, Marina Hands and Manifestant during the shooting in France


Terre Outragée

Shooting in Winter 2010/2011


In Summer, the first half of Terre Outragée directed by Michale Boganim (Odessa, Odessa!) was already shot in the Ukraine. The second part of the movie is set to be shot in January near Chernobyl.

Olga Kurylenko at the busstop


The story of Terre Outragée begins in a small Ukraine town under the shadow of the Chernobyl nuclear station. The timely film comes as the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster approaches and follows the travails of a group of characters from just days before the disaster and through the catastrophe. Fast-forwarding ten years, the film revisits the town and the devastation its landscape and inhabitants have suffered.


Terre Outragée is produced by Les Films du Poisson, Vandertastic, Apple Films and Arte France with support by Eurimages, CNC, Polish Film Institute and the FFA.


                                                                Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) in Terre Outragée


Last Cowboy Standing

German premiere at Filmfest Hamburg



Last Cowboy Standing - Movie StillThe German premiere of Last Cowboy Standing will take place at the Filmfest Hamburg. The movie will be screened Sunday, 2 October, at 7.45 p.m.. All details can be found at the official festival page.


Our partners from Farbfilm will subsequently release Last Cowboy Standing in German Art-House-Cinemas starting January 2011.


Last Cowboy Standing won the Finnish Film Prize Jussi for best screenplay and best sound design.



Double Take


screened in selected Cinemas in France

We are happy to announce, that French distributor E.D. Distribution present Double Take in cinemas in France. It's great to have distributors putting work and passion into films like this! The film premiers 22 September 2010  in selected cinemas. You can watch the French Trailer here.




Töte Mich / Tué moi (Kill Me)


Director Emily Atef (Das Fremde in mir / The Stranger in Me, Cannes Critic's Week 2008) travels to Marseille for the preparation of her new project Töte Mich (Kill Me). The road-movie drama will be shot in Germany and France in October and November 2010 and premiere in next year's festival season.



Sport de filles / Mädchensport


Bruno Ganz and Marina Hands are in preparation of our current project Sport de filles in région  centre, France. The feature film is a co-production between  Lazennec (France), Maïa Cinéma (France), and Vandertastic Films (Germany).

Sport de Filles (English: A Sport for Girls) tells the story of Gracieuse (Marina Hands), a young talented rider, and the world famous riding instructor and ex-champion Franz Mann (Bruno Ganz).

Director Patricia Mazuy (Saint Cyr/The King's Daughter) wrote the script for Sport de Fille, together with co-author Simon Reggiani. It is indpired by the life and person of Patrick Le Rolland. The film starts principal photography on 27 September 2010.



Bruno Ganz preparing for the role Franz Mann.


One of our horses being prepared for Marina Hands.


Bruno Ganz getting to know his equine colleagues.