Catalogue : Upcoming Films

SHEIKH JACKSON  

By Amr Salama 

Genre: Drama

Highlight: The new film by Amr Salama, writer and director of multiple award winning features (Asmaa, Excuse My French a.o.). Produced by Mohamed Hefzy of Film Clinic (“Clash” by Mohamed Diab) and Hani Osama of The Producers.

Synopsis:
On 25 June 2009 the news of Michael Jackson‘s death took the world by storm affecting many, especially an Islamic cleric whose nickname was “Jackson” during his school days. But, what does a preacher have in common with the King of Pop? More importantly, can he now go back to his normal life, or will his memories and relationships with his loved ones raise the most prominent question in his mind: is he the Sheikh, Jackson, or both? 

Cast:
Ahmad Al Fishawy  


 

OH MAMY BLUE  

By Antonio Hens  

Genre: Feel-Good Drama

Highlight: Co-produced by Media Luna New Films, directed and produced by Antonio Hens, known for directing Clandestinos, The Last Match, and for producing Blue and Not So Pink by Miguel Ferrari.

Log Line:
Starring Spanish cinema legend Carmen Maura as a faded rock star. 

Synopsis:
Laura is a legendary Spanish rock singer who now lives in an elderly people’s home. Out of the blue, she receives the visit of an unknown grandson, Jaime, who asks her to teach him how to be a rock musician. She decides to help him and writes a song for him to use in a rock band contest. But in order to participate they would need to make up a band and Laura had pulled out a long time ago. 

Cast:
LENI SPEIDEL  


 

KANTOR  

By Jan Hryniak 

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
The fascinating life of Polish artist Tadeusz Kantor, starting from his childhood, through education in high school in Tarnow, graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts and his activity in the Krakow artistic community, international successes in the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, until his death in the early Nineties. Set against a backdrop of the most dramatic moments in the history of the twentieth century – war, love, madness, international career and his absolute and uncompromising devotion to art. 

Cast:
Borys Szyc  


 

HUMANPERSONS  

By Frank Spano 

Genre: Thriller

Log Line:
A criminal named Nando returns to his native Latin America after 30 years, with just one thing in mind—taking an organ from a human victim and smuggling it back to the United States. On this trip, Nando relives memories of his own violent past, which makes him think twice about redeeming his future. 

Synopsis:
Nando is an immigrant who lived in Rapid City, South Dakota, 30 years ago. A successful criminal career has won him the respect of his organization, and they have assigned him a delicate job: obtain a human liver for a high-profile client. Nando is a lonely man, with a past which will begin to haunt him from deep inside. After failing to snatch a liver from a girl in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Nando realizes that this mistake can cause him real trouble. So he decides to go to Medellin, Colombia where he was born. He only has 7 days to obtain a liver and bring it back to the United States;
otherwise he will be eliminated by his own organization.
While back in Medellin he relives his memories of being a homeless kid with his street siblings, Walter and Antonia, and the sacrifices he made... 

Cast:
Marlon Moreno  


 

522. A CAT, A CHINESE GUY AND MY FATHER (WORKING TITLE)  

By Paco R. Baños 

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:
George, a cynical agoraphobic woman bounded by the amount of 522 steps she can take around her house, faces the death of her only real companion, her cat. To grant its remains a proper burial place and overcome her sickness momentarily, she transfers her entire home into a van and embarks on a road trip back to her motherland, Portugal. There, she will discover, among “saudade” and “fados”, a particular manner to deal with her past and the absence of her father. 


 

LAUGH OR DIE  

By Heikki Kujanpää 

Genre: Tragic Comedy, Drama

Synopsis:
In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp’s vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: The prisoners have to perform a play - and if they can make the visiting general laugh, they will be spared. Due to the brutal conditions within the camp, this goal seems to be impossible to reach. But after some time, even the commandant’s wife starts to sympathise with the prisoners, watching them rehearsing dressed up in woman’s clothes. 

Cast:
Jani Volanen, Martti Suosalo, Axel Milberg