Magazine article Screen International

Lorcan Finnegan Thriller ‘Nocebo’ among 14 Selected for 2019 Macao Project Market

Magazine article Screen International

Lorcan Finnegan Thriller ‘Nocebo’ among 14 Selected for 2019 Macao Project Market

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Work in Progress strand will also return for a second year.

The IFFAM Project Market (IPM) has unveiled 14 films that will be presented during the three-day event in Macao, which runs December 6-8.

They include supernatural revenge thriller Nocebo from Irish director Lorcan Finnegan, who’s Vivarium was in Cannes Critic’s Week thisyear, and The Day And Night Of Brahma, a family drama by South African director Sheetal Magan, whose short Paraya was presented in Cannes Directors Fortnight.

Other titles include coming-of-age feature Uk Kei from Portuguese director Leonor Teles, the youngest director to have ever won the Golden Bear for best short at the Berlinale in 2016.

Japanese director Satoshi Miki (It’s Me, It’s Me) is also among the selection with whimsical fantasy The Convenience Store while Filipino director Dodo Dayao (Violator) brings cosmic horror Dear Wormwood.

After introducing a Work in Progress strand last year, two titles will head to Macao under the WIP Presentation banner. They include Dutch director Jim Taihuttu’s Indonesian wartime drama The East and Vicente Amorim’s action thriller Yakuza Princess.

The event will run during the industry activity of the 4th International Film Festival & Awards, Macao, which takes place December 5-10.

Market partners of this year’s IPM include Blood Window (Argentina), FIRST Financing Forum (China), Frontières (Canada) and Sitges (Spain). …

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