Serge Mirzabekiantz rueda su primer largometraje, Le Coeur Noir des Forêts
por Aurore Engelen
- El director belga ha empezado el rodaje de su película, protagonizada por los jóvenes actores Quito Rayon Richter y Elsa Houben
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Until 8 November, Burgundy and the Brussels region will play host to Serge Mirzabekiantz as he shoots his first fiction feature, Le Coeur Noir des Forêts, a teenage drama starring two promising young actors, Quito Rayon Richter and Elsa Houben.
Previous to this first feature, the Belgian filmmaker made a name for himself with his short work The Birds’ Blessing, which was screened at a number of festivals. In Le Coeur Noir des Forêts, he follows the meanderings of 15-year-old Nikolaï who spends his life passed between care homes and foster families. Alone and haunted by the reasons for his abandonment, he dreams of starting a family of his own. When the intriguing and outspoken 16-year-old Camille turns up at his care home, Nikolaï convinces her to leave and to live with him in the forest.
While the part of Nikolaï is played by a newcomer (Quito Rayon Ichter), it’s the young Belgian actress Elsa Houben who steps into the shoes of Camille, having recently been seen in Love At Second Sight [+lee también:
ficha del filme] and Mad Mom [+lee también:
ficha del filme], not to mention Barrage [+lee también:
entrevista: Laura Schroeder
ficha del filme].
Photography has been entrusted to the Belgian cinematographer Virginie Surdej, whose star is continuing to rise. Having already bagged the Best Photography Magritte two years ago for In Syria [+lee también:
entrevista: Philippe Van Leeuw
ficha del filme], she had no less than three films in Cannes this year (including the Golden Camera champion Our Mothers [+lee también:
entrevista: César Díaz
ficha del filme] by Cesar Diaz) and has just been awarded the Bayard award for Best Photography at the Namur International Francophone Film Festival, for her work on By the Name of Tania [+lee también:
entrevista: Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Li…
ficha del filme] by Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénard.
Le Coeur Noir des Forêts, co-produced in France by Sacrebleu, is produced in Belgium by Hélicotronc, a company created 17 years ago. Hélicotronc, which made its name producing The Break, the first series to have come out of the huge revival of series in French-speaking Belgium, will soon be releasing another first feature film: Une vie démente by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni (see our article).
(Traducción del francés)
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