After Amsterdam, 78/52 will continue its festival rampage with the Night Vision Film Festival in Helsinki.
“NIGHT VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL – The Coolest Film Festival Up North
Horror, fantasy, science fiction, action and cult cinema are the name of the game at the Night Visions International Film Festival, the largest genre film event in the Nordic region. The festival is held twice a year in the heart of Helsinki. And rest assured, we are also talking about the wildest film festival in Finland.”
We’re very happy to announce that 78/52 will be playing at the Imagine International Film Festival in Amsterdam on April 15th and 18th.
About Imagine: “Imagine sees fantastic film as a rich source of thought experiments that anticipate or reflect on social and technological developments. Together with the audience and professionals, we examine the relationship between the legacy of fantastic film and current developments in society. We present serious themes, but always in an appealing and accessible manner.”
Director Alexandre O. Philippe and Co-Producer Annick Mahnert appeared on Swiss TV SRF to discuss 78/52 while attending the Fribourg International Film Festival.
Watch the clip HERE.
The newspaper La Liberté saw Dearest Sister at the Fribourg International Film Festival and liked it!
Journalist Eric Steiner writes “In her second feature film, Mattie Do plays with horror film conventions to tell a strange and disturbing story that nevertheless keeps a close enough contact with the social realities of her country to interest a larger audience. Even if one jumps in fright from time to time or gives a forced laugh at some of the scenes, one can only be impressed by the director’s skill in handling issues of women’s roles, class relations and the weight of tradition within a purely genre film.”
Director Alexandre O. Philippe and Co-Producer Annick Mahnert were invited to discuss 78/52 and Dearest Sister on the Swiss radio channel RTS during their stay at the Fribourg International Film Festival beginning if April.
Listen to the full broadcast HERE (in French)
The Swiss paper Tagensanzeiger just wrote a little piece about ’78/52′, entitled “Das Geheimnis der «Psycho»-Dusche – Messer, Melonen, Body-Double: Der Film «78/52» entschlüsselt die berühmteste Szene von Alfred Hitchcock.“
FULL ARTICLE HERE
Mexican crime drama ‘Guachicolero’ begins shoot
EXCLUSIVE: AMP International handles sales on Edgar Nito co-production.
Shoot is underway in the outskirts of Irapuato, Mexico, on crime drama Guachicolero, the debut feature of shorts director Edgar Nito. Nito and Alfredo Mendoza’s script tracks the corruption and downfall of a young man who teams up with local gangsters making a living extracting gasoline from government pipelines.
Joshua Sobel (Are We Not Cats), Annick Mahnert (78/52) and Victor Léycegui (En La Sangre) will serve as producers on the co-production between Mexico, US, UK and France.
The film is executive produced by Bob Portal, Sonia Lowe and Inderpal Singh of Alliance Media Partners who will handle world sales under the AMP International banner.
Eduardo Banda will star (pictured with Nito) supported by Fernando Becerril (The Mask of Zorro), Regina Reynoso (While the Wolf’s Away), Leonardo Alonso (Sin Nombre) and Pascacio Lopez (On Childhood).
“Nito is endowed with that rare formula of artistic flair, edge and talent we’re keen on supporting.” said Lowe.
Mahnert added: “We always wanted to produce Edgar’s debut feature ever since we saw his thesis film, Masacre en San Jose. His vision and understanding of the filmic language blew our minds”.