San Sebastián's WIP Europa selects titles from Bulgaria, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine
- Nadejda Koseva, Selman Nacar, Anatol Durbala and Tonia Noyabrova will present their second films, all in the work-in-progress stage, at the festival's industry platform
San Sebastián International Film Festival's industry platform for films with majority European production at the post-production stage, WIP Europa has selected titles from Bulgaria, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine for its upcoming edition, set to take place during the festival, on 19, 20 and 21 September.
The films will vie for the WIP Europa Industry Award (given by the companies Best Digital, BTeam Pictures, Deluxe, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Vídeo, Nephilim Producciones and No problem Sonido, consisting of the post-production of one of the films selected until obtaining a DCP subtitled in English and Spanish and its distribution in Spain) and the WIP Europa Award (with 10,000 € for the majority producer of the film winning the WIP Europa Industry Award).
The selected projects are all second features. Bulgarian director Nadejda Koseva presents The Trap, her new feature after her European Film Awards' European Discovery Award nominee Irina [+see also:
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film profile], narrating the conflict faced by the inhabitant of a small town on the banks of the Danube when he is obliged to take sides in the business demands made by foreign investors (read news). Turkish director Selman Nacar returns to San Sebastian, after having participated in last year's New Directors section with Between Two Dawns [+see also:
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film profile] (which had previously carried off the WIP Europa Industry and WIP Europa Awards in 2020), with Hesitation Wound, a film set in a single day, when the verdict is to be pronounced in the hearing of the suspect defended by the lead character, a criminal lawyer who also has to take care of her ailing mother. Moldovan actor, editor, filmmaker and well-known showman Anatol Durbala, brings Varvara, his new feature after What a Wonderful World [+see also:
film profile], telling the story of an honest worker who needs money to save the life of his premature baby, throwing him into the dilemma of having to start accepting bribes. Finally, Do You Love Me?, the new feature by Ukrainian filmmaker Tonia Noyabrova (Hero of My Time), is set in Kyiv in the last years of the Soviet Union and follows a teenager who discovers her parents’ secrets and rebels against them and their plans to divorce.
The selected projects:
The Trap (Klopka) - Nadejda Koseva (Bulgaria/Germany)
Production: Borough Film
Hesitation Wound (Tereddüt çizgisi) - Selman Nacar (Turkey/Romania/France)
Production: Kuyu Film
Do You Love Me? (Ty mene lyubysh?) - Tonia Noyabrova (Ukraine)
Production: Family Production
Varvara - Anatol Durbala (Moldova/Romania)
Production: Youbesc Film
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