Former NFTS Head Nik Powell Brings Two Titles to Cannes (Exclusive)

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Former NFTS Head Nik Powell Brings Two Titles to Cannes (Exclusive)


Macnab, Geoffrey, Screen International


‘Willow’ is from Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, while ‘Rattlesnakes’ is from NFTS grad Julius Amedume.

Nik Powell

The Crying Game producer Nik Powell is in Cannes with two new projects.

Powell, who stepped down as director of the UK’s National Film and Television School last summer, is working with Golden Lion-winning writer-director Milcho Manchevski (Before The Rain, Dust) on the Macedonian-born filmmaker’s new feature Willow.

Due to shoot in Macedonia in early autumn, the film consists of two love stories, both set in Macedonia. One takes place in a 17th-century rural milieu, the other in a contemporary urban setting. Despite being separated by hundreds of years, the two couples’ experiences echo each other.

“It’s this game of mirrors between the two stories, the two couples, which propels this story,” Manchevski explained. …

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