Magazine article Screen International

Ryota Nakano, Sharon Bar-Ziv, Mauro Mueller Head to Paris Co-Pro Village

Magazine article Screen International

Ryota Nakano, Sharon Bar-Ziv, Mauro Mueller Head to Paris Co-Pro Village

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12 international projects to presented at event in Paris this June.

Ryota Nakano, Sharon Bar-Ziv and Mauro Mueller will be among the directors presenting projects at the fourth edition of the Paris Co-production Village in June, aimed at connecting international filmmakers with French partners.

Organised by the team behind the Les Arcs European Film Festival this year's village runs June 20-22. It takes place within the framework of the Champs Elysées Film Festival's industry week which also includes US in Progress showcase.

Swiss-born New York-based director Mauro Mueller is bringing Fingerplay about a jaded middle-aged woman whose life is given fresh meaning after a mentally-challenged young man enters her life.

Israeli film-maker Sharon Bar-Ziv's will present Love Your Neighbor about a single mother who finds herself at odds with her Jewish-Orthodox neighbours who want to take-over her flat.

It is Bar-Ziv's second film after her well-received debut Room 514 about a young female soldier who puts her army career on the line when she tries to get justice for a Palestinian family.

Ryota's The Asadas is attending as the winner of the Paris Co-production Village Award - a reciprocal award run with the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum - covering $4,800 ([Euro]4,480) towards a filmmaker's costs to attend the Paris event.

TAIWAN FOCUS

This year's territory focus is Taiwan in partnership with Taipei Film Commission.

It will include a conference on French-Taiwanese co-productions using The Road To Mandalay, Love Wall and Lucy as case studies.

Three Taiwanese projects will also be presented in the market including Show Chen Lee's A Chinese In The Trenches, her second film after Shanghai-Belleville capturing the lives of the Chinese diaspora in Paris. …

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