Magazine article Screen International

Euro Producers Join the Surge

Magazine article Screen International

Euro Producers Join the Surge

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EXCLUSIVE: Project is Daniela Thomas' [pictured] first solo work after co-directing Linha De Passe and Foreign Land with Walter Salles. Deal initiated during Producers Network meetings.

A trio of European producers has signed up for Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas' long-awaited, first solo feature The Surge, which is being lead produced by Sara Silveira of Sao Paulo-based Dezenove.

The new European partners comprise Pandora da Cunha Telles and Pablo Iraola of Portuguese Ukbar Filmes, Gudny Hummelvoll of Hummelfilm and Philippe Avril of Paris -based Unlimited.

Set against the backdrop of a 18th century Brazil when slavery was still legal, the film revolves around a young girl married to a much, older landowner and her relationships with the slaves who work on his property.

Feted Brazilian actresses Fernanda Montenegro and Sandra Corveloni are in the cast.

The [euro]2.7m feature marks a first solo work for Thomas after a number of collaborations with Walter Salles. …

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