News KVIFF Eastern Promises projects selected for Cannes

Published: April 24, 2019| 04:03 PM

Two projects presented at our industry platform KVIFF Eastern Promises will have their premieres during Cannes International Film Festival. Ukrainian film EVGE, directed by the first-time director Nariman Aliev was developed during the Feature Launch script development program which is organized by MIDPOINT and aims at empowering talents from the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The project was pitched last year as part of Works in Development and was selected for Un Certain Regard section of Cannes festival. It follows father and son as they make a trip from Kyiv to Crimea, deep into the soul of Crimean Tartars.

The Director’s Fortnight independent section will welcome OLEG by Juris Kursietis – a co-production of Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania and France which was presented at KVIFF Works in Progress last year. A story of a butcher who immigrates to Belgium with a hope to solve his debt problems will have its world premiere in Cannes this year.

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