Jean-Paul Salomé’s film foundation-supported thriller "The Sitting Duck" in Venice in the Orrizonti series
- "The Sitting Duck": Isabelle Huppert and Pierre Deladonchamps in the Cologne Heimatfilm co-production
- "Nezouh": writer-director Soudade Kaadan received the 2018 Baumi Script Development Award for her treatment
- 79th Venice International Film Festival from 31 August – 10 September 2022
The 79th Venice International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, and the Filmland NRW is represented with two films that the Film- und Medienstiftung supported with production funding and a grant. For the German-French co-production "The Sitting Duck", leading actress Isabelle Huppert was also in NRW in front of the camera. Director Jean-Paul Salomé also filmed the story of trade unionist Maureen Kearney, which is based on true events, in NRW, and Heimatfilm produced it with Le Bureau Films. Soudade Kaadan was the third winner of the Baumi Script Development Award in 2018 with her treatment for "Nezouh". She is also represented in Venice with the now completed film.
"Congratulations to both film teams on the invitation to Venice!" said Petra Müller, Managing Director of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. "Bettina Brokemper and her Cologne-based Heimatfilm are guarantors of great arthouse cinema. And with the help of the Baumi Award, Soudade Kaadan has succeeded in making a film that is both poetic and politically highly topical. We are very pleased and wish it much success at the Lido!"
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