We are angling towards the end of winter and with first signs of spring directors are slowly starting to offer their upcoming works to buyers, producers and
The Shoemaker arrives this March
distributors especially with Berlin Film market ahead of us, so today I have made for you a selection of international movies of the historical genre that we can look forward to this year or very soon. The first one on the list comes from Canada, their historical drama THE SHOEMAKER (La Cordonnière) from director Francois Bouvier will arrive into Canadian cinemas next month, March 17th starring Rose-Marie Perreault whom we watched in Germinal series, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Nicolas Fontaine. Set at the turn of the 20th century, it follows the humble beginnings of the career of Victoire Dussault, founder of the shoemaker's shop that will give rise to the fortune of the Dufresne family, known today in Canada also for the castle they had built on the outskirts of Montreal.
GERMAN MEASURES OF MEN
I also have for you first photos and exciting trailer for sweeping historical drama MEASURES OF MEN (Der vermessene Mensch) which should arrive into German cinemas next month as well and will air at Berlinale. Alexander Hoffmann (Leonard Scheicher) is determined to continue the legacy of his father, a pioneering ethnologist. At university, he gets caught up in the maelstrom of the evolutionist race theory of the late 19th century. Hoffmann is disgusted by the measuring of skulls, which has no other purpose than to pseudo-scientifically legitimise the superiority of the white race – but he goes along with it. He wants to find counter-evidence and seeks contact with Kezia Kambazemi, the interpreter of a delegation of Nama and Herero in Berlin who have been forced to take part in a “peoples show”. Shortly after the delegation leaves, an uprising against the German colonial power begins in what was then “German Southwest Africa”. As an ethnologist, Hoffmann becomes a member of an expedition and travels all over the country under the protection of the imperial army in search of skulls – and of Kezia.
GERMAN SISI AND I
After two series and a film, we are getting yet another movie on Austrian empress Sisi, but this time from the angle of one of her ladies. SISI AND I (Sisi Und Ich) coming from director Frauke Finsterwalder should arrive
Sisi And I also arrives this March
into German, Austrian and Swiss cinemas March 30th! What would you say if you could suddenly work for the most famous and sought-after woman of your century? Travel the world with her and have the chance to maybe even become her best friend? All of this could be so beautiful. Wouldn't you have fallen madly in love with her? What a disaster. This is how Countess Irma (Sandra Hüller) feels. Empress Sisi (Susanne Wolff) has reached the last half of her life. Irma finds her surrounded by women in a kind of noble commune in Greece, a universe away from the etiquette of the Austrian court. Sisi lives in absolute freedom, in which neither her children nor her husband play a role. The only important thing is that there is no boredom and that the empress herself determines the rules of the game. Irma falls head over heels in love with the intoxicatingly charismatic Sisi and her modern ideas. Together they travel wherever the mood takes them. And everything could go on forever if Sisi weren't Empress. The world is reaching out to break her. And as much as Irma and Sisi resist, in the end there is only one fatal path that will bind the two women together forever. Tom Rhys Harries, Anthony Calf, Georg Friedrich also star.
SERBIAN HEROES OF HALYARD
I've already informed you about this one two years ago but now we have a trailer for a film set at the end of World War 2 when Serbs
saved more than 500 American and Allied pilots in the biggest
individual rescue mission in the history of air forces. Serbian National Broadcaster has prepared a massive war epic on it titled HEROES OF HALYARD and simultaneously a mini TV series titled AIR BRIDGE. Beside a big number of Serbian actors, the cast will also include Carl Wharton, Nikola Kent, Stephen Moore, Adam Davenport and Jadran Malkovich under the helm of director Radosh Bajich. The film is inspired by the largest single rescue operation in the history
of world aviation of about
508 American and other Allied pilots behind
The film is expected sometime in 2023, series as well
enemy lines, which took place at an improvised airport in the
village of Pranjani at the foot of Serbian mountain Suvobor with the
logistical support of the Yugoslav Royal Army in 1944 known by the code
The film follows a father who has to send both his sons to war
Halyard".The story, based on historical facts, has
members of the Jović family as its main protagonists.Two brothers from
that family are in the conflicting armies, Mirko is in the Chetniks and
Sreten is in the partisans. Their father is
Air Bridge TV series version will air in six episodes
trying to protect his
youngest son from joining any army.
The story of Halyard is actually an apotheosis of heroism, friendship,
charity, nobility and patriotism.The film should arrive this Autumn.
They all sound so good, specially the Serbian epic, but (i sound like a broken record) I wish they were miniseries.ReplyDelete
The Serbian one will actually be turned into a mini series as well, and I think it could be possible they will sell it to a streamer given its international theme. One of our producers is currently doing a new epic docu and live action series from our medieaval history, will publish it soon, and they are negotiating with big streamers currently, possibly Discovery.Delete
I had to check what is an ethnologist :-)) None of above is for me though. p.s I just bought 2kg of cherry tomatoes this morning when I visited the farmer market. They ain't even super expensive..I was there late though, about time for the market to close..so got a good deal.ReplyDelete
Ethnologist - someone who studies different ethnicities, their culture, tradition etc. Ethno music is usually another name for world music.Delete
They are around two euros for small 200ml cup here, sadly. Regular tomatoes are now in winter around 3 euro a kilo, I eat them every morning, but they have a nasty taste, unfortunatelly.
Quite the assortment!ReplyDelete
We travelled around the world today.Delete
I do look forward to spring and what it will bring, though we're supposed to be hit with more snow tomorrow, so spring is still a ways off for me. Will look forward to these nice things coming to the screen though!ReplyDelete
We've had almost 20C today, most of the flowers are out, even some yellowish peak from daffodils, and crocuses are in full bloom, but they say it might get cold again over the weekend. It's been a very unusual winter.Delete
I was so weird for me seeing my best friend in Georgia last month. I was like, you have daffodils in January!? Ours won't come until the end of April or early May. I hope your flowers survive the cold snap. You'll probably have to cover them so their blooms don't get damaged.Delete
No need, we only have one daffodil peaking yellow, the rest just have leaves peaking through soil, tulips also, but crocuses and snowdrops have almost finished their work for this year, it was a very mild winter, we did not have a single day with subzero temps only a week or two at night. I have to go to Novi Sad tomorrow and I'm already planning to ditch the winter cape and just go in my padded vest with a button up shirt underneath, I won't even take scarf, at least not a woolen one, maybe just a light cotton one to cover up my walrus belly LOLDelete