Two of Film i Väst’s co-production are competing at the Locarno Festival August 1-11: Bálint Kenyere’s Tegnap and Radu Muntean’s Alice T.
Bálint Kenyere’s Tegnap (Hier) will compete in the section Concorso Cineasti del presente. It’s an international co-production (Hungary, Germany, France, Netherlands, Morocco, Sweden) and the film is produced by Mirage Film in co-production with, among other, Swedish Film i Väst and Chimney.
Synopsis: 50-year-old Victor Ganz owns a thriving civil engineering company that operates worldwide. But when some very costly problems on a site force him to go to Morocco, he is confronted with memories from his youth, that he had so far managed to bury. Between his meetings in ministries, the reappearance of a lost love who had mysteriously disappeared and an investigation into the local underground, Victor Ganz plunges into a labyrinthine world where present and past intertwine.
Radu Muntean’s Alice T. will compete in the section Concorso internazionale. It’s an international co-production (Romania, France, Sweden), and the film is co-produced by Swedish Film i Väst and Chimney.
Synopsis: Alice, a buoyant and impertinent redhead teenager, is far from the charming little girl her mother adopted when she was unable to have a child of her own. Being an endless source of problems and affected by her mother’s disappointments, Alice forges lies and blurs the lines between the fiction she creates for herself and the reality of her existence. Until her mother discovers she is pregnant.