Magazine article Screen International

Projects to Czech out in Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Projects to Czech out in Cannes

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A raftof Czech production companies are here in Cannes with a range of projects including an drama set in Afghanistan.

Prague-based Sirena Films is planning to shoot high-end, Afghan-set TV series Nobel from Norwegian director Per-Olav Sørensen (The Heavy Water War) in August. This is a coproduction with Norway's Monster Scripted.

Sirena is also partnering with Zentropa on Kristian Levring's Devil's Lake, sold by Zentropa, and is in negotiations with HBO to make detective TV series Nearest And Dearest, about missing person cases.

Negativ has a new feature from festival favourite Bohdan Slama, winner of San Sebastian's Golden Shell for Something Like Happiness. Slama's latest project is titled Icy Mother.

Axman Production is in Cannes looking to close financing on Czech-US coproduction American Chick from Viktor Taus. Scripted by Evita Nausova, this is the story of a teenage girl from a Czech background growing up as part of an American circus. She is kidnapped by her mother and dragged back to Eastern Europe where she is locked up in a Communist juvenile institution. …

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