MARTIN SCORSESE boards DREAMING WALLS

21 March, 2022

Martin Scorsese boards as executive producer on our co-production DREAMING WALLS by Maya Duverdier and Amélie van Elmbt.

Synopsis:

The legendary Chelsea Hotel, an icon of 1960s counterculture and a haven for famous artists and intellectuals including Patti Smith, Janis Joplin and the superstars of Warhol’s Factory, is under renovation. Soon it will reopen to the public as one of New York’s most fashionable luxury hotels. Dozens of people, most in their later years, still live amidst the scaffolding and constant construction. Against this chaotic backdrop, the film takes us through the hotel’s storied halls, exploring its living body and the bohemian origins that contributed to its mythical stature. Its residents-casualties of capitalism-and the walls themselves now face a turning point in their common history.

All Of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars world premiere April 14th 2022

16 March, 2022

We are very proud to announce that the documentary “All Of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars” by Jennifer Rainsford will have it’s world premiere at Visions du Réel April 14th 2022!

Synopsis:

On March 11, 2011, a tsunami devastated the coasts of Japan, claiming thousands of lives. Today, the scars of this tragedy remain visible. Yet in spite of this, people, plants and animals alike continue to exist. Through striking images shot on land and in the sea, Jennifer Rainsford’s film celebrates human resilience and the endless beauty of our planet.

22 November, 2021

BELLUM – THE DAEMON OF WAR
In Swedish cinemas DECEMBER 3!

“a visually stunning, provocative and lyrical essay”
Business Doc Europe

After a very exciting and successful festival tour around the world, BELLUM is finally coming home! Read more about the film and book your tickets here.

PRESS AGENT:
Sara Henrikson
sara@smakpr.se

WORLD SALES:
Deckert Distribution
Liselot Verbrugge
liselot@deckert-distribution.com

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DISTRIBUTION:
Deckert Distribution
Hanne Biermann
hanne@deckert-distribution.com

DISTRIBUTOR:
Folkets Bio

OPEN CASTING CALL

2 September, 2021

We are looking for Eritrean women for the main roles of an upcoming feature film. 

Daniel Espinosa, the director behind Easy Money (Snabba Cash) and upcoming Marvel-movie Morbius, is teaming up with Gomorra writer Maurizio Braucci for the thrilling drama MADAME LUNA!

Filming will take place in Italy Spring 2022. 

MADAME LUNA
Age: 30-40 
Languages: Italian, Tigrinya and preferably basic English 

ELI
Age: 15-18 
Languages: Tigrinya and preferably basic Italian 

Inspired by true events, Madame Luna is a thrilling drama about an Eritrean refugee girl who is washed ashore in Libya, and with time becomes one of the most notorious human smugglers with deep ties to the Italian Mafia.

Please send a mail to luna-casting@momentofilm.se with a self-tape presenting yourself. Please also send the following info:
– Name
– Age 
– Telephone number
– A recently taken photo
– A short presentation of yourself
NB: If you are under 18 we need the contacts and approval of your parents. 

The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House, Morbius etc), written by Maurizio Braucci (Gomorra) and Suha Arraf (Lemon Tree) and based by an original idea by Binyam Berhane.

World premiere for AMPARO in Cannes!

1 July, 2021

We are very happy to announce that our long term friend and director Simón Mesa Soto’s debut feature AMPARO will world premiere in Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in July 2021!!

This is our second collaboration with Simón Mesa Soto, after MADRE which was nominated for Palme d’Or in 2016.

Synopsis
After a long night’s shift, Amparo, a single mother of two, returns home to find her children are not there. She soon finds out that her son has been drafted during an army raid and will be sent to the front in a notorious war zone near the border. His fate seems sealed. With only a single day left until his departure, Amparo manages to contact a man who offers to alter Elias’ files and get him out. With nothing much on her side, she embarks on a race against time to free her son in a society ruled by corruption.