BIRDS OF PASSAGE

Birds of Passage trailer

Once again, Cathy receives a very unusual gift from her dad for her tenth birthday: an egg. When a duckling comes out of the egg in the presence of her friend Margaux, he immediately recognizes her as his mother! But Margaux is not fit to handle a baby duck and her parents want to get rid of it. Both girls are resolute to save their palmiped friend and embark on a fantastic journey where they will learn a lot about self-discovery.

Director: Olivier Ringer
Writers: Olivier Ringer, Yves Ringer
Cast: Clarisse Djuroski, Léa Warny, Alain Eloy, Myriem Akkhediou, Angelo Dello Spedale, Jeanne Dandoy, Renaud Rutten
Producers: Yves Ringer | Antoine Simkine
Sound: Vincent Mauduit, Eli Sundermann
Editor: Alanté Kavaïté
Music: Bruno Alexiu

GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL DU FILM POUR ENFANTS DE MONTRÉAL(CA) ♦GRANDPRIX Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth (CZ) ♦ ECFA AWARD Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth (CZ) ♦ PRIX SPÉCIAL DU JURY Giffoni Experience (IT) ♦ GRAND PRIX Tokyo International Film Festival for Children and Youth – Kineko (JP) ♦ SPECIAL AWARD Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth – Buster (DK) ♦ PRIX DU PUBLIC Festival International du Cinéma Jeunesse de Rimouski (CA) ♦ SPECIAL AWARD Chemnitz International Film Festival for Children and Youth – Schlingel (DE) ♦ ECFA SPECIAL AWARD Chemnitz International Film Festival for Children and Youth (DE) ♦ AUDIENCE AWARD Paris – Mon Premier Festival (FR) ♦ FIRST PRIZE ADULT JURY Chicago Children’s Film Festival (US) ♦ ECFA AWARD Bucharest International Children’s Film Festival – Kinodiseea (RO) ♦ CIFEJ AWARD Pyrgos International Film Festival for Children and Youth – Olympia (GR) ♦ BEST FILM AWARD New Delhi International Film Festival for Children and Youth – Smile (IN) ♦ BEST STORY AWARD New Delhi International Film Festival for Children and Youth – Smile (IN)

FISSURES

Ecoute le Temps trailer

Charlotte is a sound engineer. Her mother is murdered in her house in the countryside. Once there, Charlotte realizes that she doesn’t know much about her mother’s life in the village. The official investigation isn’t going anywhere, and the place seems full of secrets. Charlotte decides to take action. She uses her sound equipment to carry out her own investigation. While listening to a recording just made in the house where the murder took place, Charlotte discovers a strange phenomenon : sounds from the past blend in with sounds from the present. 

Feature film fiction 90’ 2006)
Written and directed by: Alanté Kavaïté
Casting: Émilie Dequenne, Mathieu Demy, Ludmila Mikaël, Jacques Spiesser, Étienne Chicot…
International sales: Le Petit Bureau

AFI FEST (US) 2006, WORLD PREMIERE ♦ Karlovy Vary (CZ) 2007 EFP VARIETY’S CRITIC’S CHOICE ♦ Santa Barbara International Film Festival (US) GOLD VISION AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE AND GROUNDBREAKING VISION IN FILMMAKING ♦ Monterrey International Film Festival (MX) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE ♦ Festival du Film de Vendôme (FR) ♦ Chicago New French Cinema Film Festival (US) ♦ Festival du Film Francophone à Athènes (GR) ♦ Belfast Film Festival (EI) ♦ “A Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” in London (UK) ♦ Film Festival in Seoul (KS) ♦ Roma Independent Film Festival (IT) ♦ Sarasota Film Festival (US) ♦ Brooklyn International Film Festival (US) ♦ Shanghai International Film Festival (CH) ♦ Fantasy FilmFest (DE) ♦ Copenhagen International Film Festival (DK)…

HALBSCHATTEN

Halbschatten trailer

Merle follows Romuald to the South of France. But she arrives, she only meets his children, Emma and Felix. Wouldn’t it be wiser to leave at once? Or should she look after them? Did she expect too much from this invitation? Merle decides to have a good time at the villa above the sea. But Romualds’ absence cannot just be ignored. An ambiguous summer. A film about days that slip away like in a dream

Feature film, fiction 90’ 2012
Coproduction with: Unafilm (DE)
Script and director: Nicolas Wackerbarth
Casting: Anne Ratte Polle, Leonard Proxauf, Emma Bading, Maren Kroymann, Nathalie Richard, Lou Castel…

2013 Berlinale section Forum (DE) ♦ Sao Paulo (BR) ♦ Rio de Janeiro (BR) ♦ Auckland (NZ) ♦ San Francisco (US)

PAINLESS

In 1931, just before the Spanish Civil War, a group of children are locked away in an institution. The children cannot feel pain and, with the help of a German doctor, they’re placed in experiments to help them understand suffering. In the present day, David, a brilliant neurosurgeon, is involved in a car accident which reveals that he is suffering from lymphoma. His only treatment is a bone marrow transplant from his parents, but when he asks them for help, he finds a mysterious connection between himself and the institutionalized children from 1931.

(Feature film fiction 105’ 2012)
Coproduction with: Tobina Films (FR), Roxbury (ES), Fado Filmes (PT)
Director: Juan Carlos Medina
Script: Juan Carlos Medina & Luis Berdejo
Casting: Tomas Lemarquis, Alex Brandemühl…
Coproduction with Tobina Films (FR), Roxbury (ES), Fado Filmes (PT), Acontracorriente (ES) with the support of Eurimages and d’Ibermedia
International sales : Elle Driver

2012 TORONTO international film festival (CA) ♦ L’Etrange Festival (FR) ♦ Tokyo International Film Festival (JP) ♦ Warsaw Film Festival (PL) ♦ BFI London Film Festival (UK) ♦ Spanish Cinema Now (US) ♦ 26th Leeds International Film Festival (UK) ♦ The Fantasy Film Night (DE) ♦ Vilnius Film Festival Kinopavasaris (LT) ♦ Fantasporto (PT) ♦ London Spanish Film Festival (UK) ♦ Spring Weekend (UK) ♦ Dead by Dawn Scotland international horror FF (UK) ♦ Edinburg film festival (UK) ♦ TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX (CA) ♦ 30th Filmfest Munchen (DE) ♦ PiFan (KR) ♦ VOICES Festival (RU) ♦ Festival de Cine de Bogota (CO) ♦ Fantastisk Filmfestival (SW) ♦ Salisbury International Arts Festival (UK) ♦ Catalan film festival (UK) ♦ Mannheim – Heidelberg Int’l Film Festival (DE) ♦ Trieste International Science Fiction Festival (IT) ♦ Sitges (SP) ♦ Mar Del Plata Film Festival (AR) ♦ 23rd Stockholm International Film Festival (SW) ♦ London Spanish Film Festival (UK) ♦ Madeira Micro International Film Festival (PT)

THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE

The Summer of Sangaile trailer

17 year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter in one of the cockpits. At a summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents’ lakeside villa, she meets Auste, a local girl of her age, who unlike Sangaile, lives her life to the full with creativity and dare. As the two girls become lovers, Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret, and finds in her teenage love the only person to truly encourage her in flying. 

Feature film fiction 88’ 2015
Writer and director: Alanté Kavaïté
Casting: Julija Steponaityté, Aisté Diržiuté
Coproduction with: Fralita Films (LT), Viking Film (NL)
International sales: Playtime

2015 Sundance World Dramatic Competition : DIRECTING AWARD ♦ Berlinale Panorama ♦ Athènes 2015 : DIRECTING AWARD ♦ Baltic Debut 2015 : DIRECTING AWARD ♦ Karlovy Vary VARIETY CRITICS’ CHOICE 2015 ♦ Riga 2015 : AUDIENCE AWARD ♦ SILVER CRANES 2015 (Lithuanian Oscars) – BEST FILM, BEST ACTRICE (Julija Steponaityte), BEST SET DESIGNER (Ramunas Rastauskas)