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Work continues on CANNES Carla Quarto Di Palo © DR
Ukraine animation CONFIDENTIAL
despite war
Mavka. Quarto
The Forest Di Palo
Song (Film.UA)

© DRW ORK continues on Your job title? If you could meet
Ukrainian Vincent Lindon, what
animation Mavka. features some never- before-seen scenes and Director of international sales, would you say to him?
The Forest Song, as stills from the film. Cornerstone Films
the Russian Meanwhile tomorrow in Cannes, a full Hello, nice to meet you
invasion of the country continues. And the Ukraine in Focus programme includes Astrological sign?
upcoming film is in high profile here in Ukrainian Producers Under the Spotlight, Are online markets and
Cannes. hosted by the Marché du Film and Cancer festivals here to stay?
Mavka faces an impossible choice between presented by The Producers Network in
love and her duty as guardian of the forest, collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute. You were born on… I really hope not, but better
when she falls in love with a human, the The event will present “six promising online versions than nothing at
talented young musician Lukash. The story producers” to delegates in Cannes. Bastille Day all
is about the magical power of love. Also tomorrow, the Marché du Film is
The film is one of five international projects hosting Ukrainian Cinema: From Surviving Y  our three favourite films of Outside of Cannes what
selected for a work-in-progress pitching to Thriving Again, a panel discussion that the last 12 months? is your favourite film
session, part of the Annecy Goes to Cannes will offer the international film community festival and why?
event on Sunday, May 22. And on the ideas on how they can come together to Good Luck To You, Leo Grande,
following day there will be a Marché du support the country’s industry while the Boiling Point, Flee Toronto. I love Canada and the
Film screening of all the film’s finished country is under invasion. audience-friendly atmosphere
scenes. The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival W  hat can we expect from there
The team at Ukraine’s Animagrad (PÖFF), is teaming up with the Marché du your company
animation studio, part of the Film.UA Film’s Goes to Cannes programme to at Cannes this year? Movie theatres are…
Group, is at the final stages of production of present a selection of Ukrainian feature
the much-anticipated animated feature films in post-production and seeking sales Cornerstone has a great variety Best place for pizza and a movie
film, having decided to continue working agents, distribution or festival selection, as of films on our slate this Cannes, night
on it as the war rages. It is expected that the well as a special Ukrainian Features Preview. including medical drama A
project will be delivered on schedule by the And Cannes Docs, in partnership with Mistake from director Christine What are your immediate
end of the year. DocuDays and the Ukrainian Institute, is jeffs, starring Elizabeth Banks post-Marché du Film plans?
The Mavka team has created a special video presenting the Ukraine Docs-in-Progress and arachnophobia horror Sting
with an emotional message to the world, Showcase, where four documentaries will from writer and See family in Italy
which shares their experiences of how the be presented in the form of a pitch and a director Kiah Roache-Turner.
work is done as fighting continues around 10-minute showing of a rough cut, with the Amongst others we are also How many stamps
them. Posted on YouTube, the video also aim to catch the attention of festival selling Kevin Macdonald’s The on your passport?
programmers and sales agents. ✦ Iceman starring Joseph Fiennes
and Daniel Kokotajlo’s New passport, I think I have
Julian Newby supernatural horror Starve Acre three…
starring Morfydd Clark and Matt
Smith How long did it take you
to answer these questions?
 H  ow badly has COVID-19
harmed the industry? A few stolen moments between
meetings in Cannes
Pretty bad, but I think the
industry has been smart and
resilient through it

© BONNIE MARQUETTE Master Gardener is Paul Schrader’s upcoming film, starring Joel Edgerton and
Sigourney Weaver, Quintessa Swindell and Esai Morales. Amanda Crittenden of
Kojo Studios and Scott LaStaiti are producing together with David Gonzales,
Schrader’s manager. Luisa Law, Kojo Studios’ Linda Ujuk and Dale Roberts are
executive producers. The film has wrapped and was shot in Louisiana (US). Narvel
Roth (Edgerton) is the meticulous horticulturist of Gracewood Gardens. He is as
much devoted to tending the grounds of this beautiful and historic estate, as he is
to pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager Mrs. Haverhill (Weaver). When
she demands that he take on her wayward and troubled great-niece Maya
(Swindell) as a new apprentice, chaos enters Narvel’s spartan existence, unlocking
dark secrets from a buried violent past that threaten them all. HanWay Films is
handling international.

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