Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid Dreams Boards Israeli Director Yaron Shani's 'The Love Trilogy' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid Dreams Boards Israeli Director Yaron Shani's 'The Love Trilogy' (Exclusive)

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First look at project mostly non-professional actors who were were asked to live the lives of their fictional characters for a shooting period of over a year.

‘Stripped’

Paris-based sales company Celluloid Dreams has taken world rights sales to The Love Trilogy by Israeli director Yaron Shani.

It is Shani’s solo debut feature, after Ajami, which he co-directed with Scandar Copti. That film was Oscar-nominated in the Best Foreign Film category and also won a Caméra d’Or special mention at Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

The first film Stripped is currently ending post-production. Screen is able to reveal an exclusive first look image, above.

Saar Yogev and Naomi Levari for Israel’s Black Sheep Film Productions are lead producers with Michael Reuter at Germany’s The Post Republic on board as a co-producer. It is supported by Israel Film Fund, YES and ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel / Arte.

The Love Trilogy revolves an unusual concept blurring the lines between fiction and documentary, in which the actors, mostly non-professional, were asked to live the lives of their fictional characters for a shooting period of over a year.

The script trimmed to the bones of the main plot was constantly enriched by the actors’ personal experience.

“This methodology makes the experience of watching the trilogy extremely unique and profound,” said Celluloid Dreams founder and president Hengameh Panahi.

“The darkest moments surprisingly shine because the viewer is literally placed within each character, understands them without any judgement and feels for them. What is impressive and so hard to achieve in movies is the honesty of a true connection between the director and his actors and in turn between the characters and the viewers. …

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