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The European Producers Club is dropping into Locarno for their 47th Co-production Forum

by Marianne Wi

The European Producers Club is a exclusive outfit, set up to help and promote European Producers, they have been meeting up 46 times so far, we are looking forward to the big 50 and the Silver Jubilee celebrations. Italy has done well this year with 2 out of possible 15 entries.

Italy is there with:

La Legge del Rugby, The Law of Rugby directed by Donato Pisani and produced by Gagarin.  I am again putting it all out there stating that this will be about Rugby and its laws.

Elsewhere directed by Vittorio Rifranti and produced by Gagarin. Four students on an out of season  holiday by the sea, while continuously sending feeds to their housebound friend who has been unable to come, it all of a sudden goes terribly wrong.

The remaining 13 films being promoted at Locarno on the 6th August 2011 are:

Rialto produced by Cien Plus Filmproduktion (Germany)

White Men directed by Joerg Hiller-Garcia produced by Motivo Films (Germany)

Desde Dentro, From Inside directed by Sanuel Lame Ferreira and produced by Visual Think (Spain)

Krampus directed by Stephen Hughes and produced by Achille Entertainment (UK and Austria)

Rainy Days directed by Maria Salgado Gispert and produced by Aquellare Servicios Cinematograficos, Promarfi Futuro 2010 and Pensa & Roca Productions (Spain)

Bobo directed by Ines Oliveira and produced by David & Golias (Portugal)

On a Day Like This directed by Georg Isenmann and  produced by Langfilm (Switzerland)

Father directed by Artur Urbanski and produced by Apple Film Production (Czech Republic)

The Waiting Room directed by Viliam Docolomansky and produced by Prvni Verejnpravni (Czech Republic)

Puppy Love directed by Delphine Lehericey and produced by Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium)

Carto directed by Gorune Aprikian and produced by Araprod (France) one to look out for if you were asking me

The Hunter  The Woman and The Labyrinth directed by Olivier Delahaye and Dani Kouyate produced by Odelion Films (France)

So where ohh where is the elusive 15th entry ? Perhaps a surprise in the making, the one that might not be quite ready yet.


Hunziker and Federico it is back on ? The Lates.

by Marianne Wi

Mamma Mia, as unemployment goes this was a very short lay off for the Neo-Nazi Federico, 4 days all in all if Das Bild is anything to go by. Having not been convinced that Federico was more than just a bodyguard to Hunziker up till now, I bow my head in shame as she has taken him back ignoring his leaning towards ”White Power”, as bodyguards are a dime a dozen, it can now safely be assumed that Hunziker is more than a job to Federico, without getting smutty. The tune and images of Costner and Houston is coming back to haunt me ” I will always love you ” yes right…Hunziker it was a film, it is never going to have a happy ending; let him go. I would not be surprised to see ” The Bodyguard” directed by Mick Jackson being on top of Hunziker’s best ever film list. Federico has not had time for laser treatment so the clenched fist portraying White Power has been turned into a blushing red rose ahhhh so very sweet. Perhaps the name ”M H & F the bodyguard” may have been added on a small part of his anatomy to seal the next couple of months employment, lets wait for the inevitable beach photos. CHI issue 30 has a great spread of photos of Hunziker and the headline “” My Holiday as a Single” lots of photos of La Hunziker swimming alone or with her daughter Aurora having fun taking photos of the paparazzi, such frivolity, the cheek of it.

Hunziker and Federico it is off 15.07.11


Valeria Golino Vi perdono, I forgive you

by Marianne Wi

I am please to see Valeria Golino, who won a Silver Ribbon for her first short ”Armandino e il madre”, ”Armandino and Mother”,  has already moved onto her next project a feature film being produced by the company she set up with Riccardo Scamarcio ”Buena onda” ”The Good Wave”. Golino has always chosen very courages and diverse roles as an actress and she is not going for the easy option for her first feature, she has guts. Speaking about the unspeakable is one thing, actually making a commercially aimed film about such a subject is borderline economical suicide in Italy, excuse the punt. Golino has chosen the book ”Vi perdone”, ”I forgive you” written by Angela Del Fabbro aka Mauro Covacich, a story about assisted suicide, euthanasia. A young woman, who in secret helps terminally ill  people to commit suicide, she is one day confronted by a healthy person who wish to die…… A very big no no in the Roman Catholic Church, God will forgive you killing someone else as long as you repent before dying but should you kill yourself you will be kicked off the consecrated ground asap. Switzerland, with its humane laws and freedom of choice, euthanasia can be done with great care, taste and without suffering even as a foreigner this is a possibility thanks to ”Dignitas” as long as you are able to do the deed yourself, interesting to note that 21% of Dignitas customers are people tired of life but still in good health. Holland will not welcome foreigners to die on their shores, here they have however gone that step further, you can ask your Doctor, who will perform the act for you . Golina must have nerves of steel a real gutsy lady, looking forward to watch this project develop and hope the Italy Ti perdono.

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