Tellfilm Lines Up ‘Motherhood,’ ‘Gloria,’ Sets First Series Project

Winford Hunter

Zurich-based mostly Tellfilm, the Swiss outfit driving this year’s Golden Bear contender “Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert,” has lined up a strong co-generation slate, teaming with European associates on the psychological thriller “Motherhood” and the period drama “Gloria!,” when producing their 1st scripted collection “How to Be Unhappy – The Ideal Way” with an eye in the direction of global streamers.

Co-developed by Austria’s Freibeuter Movie (“The Good Freedom”) and with Germany’s The Match Factory handling intercontinental product sales, the Johanna Moder directed “Motherhood” will tackle maternal anxieties through the lens of a tense psychological thriller. Generation is slated for afterwards this yr, with actors Marie Leuenberger and Hans Löw signed as qualified prospects. “The Square” star Claes Bang is connected as perfectly.

Lensing this May, the musical drama “Gloria!” will convey to a story of inventive liberation in Baroque-period Venice. Headed by Tempesta’s Carlo Cresto-Dina – whose Alice Rohrwacher shorter “Le Pupille” is up for an Academy Award – and directed by singer and actress Margherita Vicario in her attribute debut, the period tale reimagines the environment of classical songs on extra equal standing.

“The movie asks, how would things have been had younger ladies been authorized to make audio at that time,” Tellfilm running director Katrin Renz instructed Wide variety. “Because in actuality, only men had been allowed to discover devices and to have a voice. It’s fairly a wonderful film about younger ladies trying to find music in their life.”

Tellfilm will also start its 1st scripted drama with the growth challenge “How to Be Sad – The Proper Way.” Laced with humor, marked by mourning, and produced along with general public broadcaster SRF, the tragicomic series will abide by a weekly assistance group for men and women working with different kinds of grief, with just about every episode adhering to a diverse group member property. Mounting filmmaker Marina Klauser will serve as head author, when Tellfilm pitches the title to worldwide streamers. 

This go towards greater intercontinental partnerships comes on the heels of Tellfilm’s most ambitious undertaking to date. Premiering in competitors in Berlin, the Margarethe von Trotta directed “Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert,” saw Tellfilm lover with outfits in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg, forging new paths into the European field, and featuring the Helvetic shingle growing continental influence.

“Switzerland is a smaller nation, and it is challenging to produce films in Swiss German, specifically if you want to promote them overseas,” reported Renz. “No a person speaks Swiss German — not even the Germans realize it! So we have recognized over the many years that we really require co-productions in get to play a section in the much larger film earth.”

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