The second edition of Glocal in Progress presents three films shot in Greek, Lithuanian and Turkish



Two films from the first edition of the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages will premiere at the Festival: Dantza in the Official Selection, and Un om la locul lui / A Decent Man, in New Directors

The second edition of Glocal in Progress, the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages, will screen the latest works by the Turkish director Pelin Esmer, the Lithuanian filmmaker Ignas Jonynas and the Greek moviemaker Tassos Gerakinis.

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The three films are at the post-production stage and will be screened to an audience of producers, distributors, sales agents and programmers, among other professionals, in order that they may contribute to their conclusion and international distribution.
Pelin Esmer Istanbul, 1972 presented in Zabaltegi-New Directors her second film, Oyun / The Play 2005, about women in a village who want to put on a play to reflect their life stories, which won an award at Tribeca. She also competed in the Official Selection with 11e 10 Kala / 10 to 11 2009, the story of a collector and the concierge of a building to be rebuilt, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Istanbul Festival. In Kralie Lear / Queen Lear she continues the tale of the women who starred in Oyun and whose lives were changed by the play, as they perform their version of Shakespeares work in remote mountain villages.
Ignas Jonynas Vilnius, 1971 also visited the New Directors section with his first work, Losejas / The Gambler 2013, recipient of the Best Director Award from the Lithuanian Film Academy. His second film, Nematoma / Invisible, a co-production between Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine, focusses on a man in a TV dance contest who pretends to be blind.
The first work of Tassos Gerakinis, the Greek and French co-production A Simple Man, tells the story of a vineyard owner taken hostage by a fugitive.
A year after the start of this Industry activity, two films from the first edition of Glocal in Progress will join the programme of the Festivals 66th edition. Telmo Esnal Zarautz, Spain, 1966 will participate in the Official Selection in the special screenings section with Dantza, while Hadrian Marcu Brila, Romania, 1976 will compete in New Directors withUn om la locul lui/A Decent Man, starring Bodgan Dumitrache, winner of last years Silver Shell for Best Actor for his work in Pororoca.
This activity, to take place on September 24, 25 and 26, coinciding with Films in Progress 34 and the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, has the objective of lending greater visibility to European productions in non-hegemonic languages those not filmed in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. In 2017 a film shot in Basque won the Special Jury Prize Handia and a production in Romanian, the Silver Shell for Best Actor Pororoca.
Glocal in Progress will complete the work started in 2014 by the Basque Government Department of Culture and Language Policy with the creation of Glocal Cinema, an initiative to promote networks between the film industries which produce films in non-hegemonic languages.














A Simple Man
Tassos Gerakinis Greece - France
An escaped convict becomes trapped in a village near the border while attempting to flee to the neighbouring country. He holds a peaceful winemaker hostage in his own home as the authorities lead a manhunt to find him. The winemaker asks his captor to pretend that he is his employee, in order to protect his daughter. However, the daughter falls for the intruder. When she realizes that her father has been lying to her, she decides to help him cross the border. The winemaker ambushes the fugitive, trying disarm him, but kills him during the struggle. The winemaker decides to confront his daughter with the truth.




















Kralie Lear / Queen Lear
Pelin Esmer Turkey
Sixteen years ago, five peasant women living in the Turkish mountains created a play to represent their own life stories. That play changed their lives. This time they hit the road with an adaption of Shakespeares King Lear, travelling to the remotest mountain villages. An adventurous journey where they spread their energy and hope to involve others in their play.




















Nematoma / Invisible
Ignas Jonynas Lithuania - Latvia - Ukraine
Pretending to be blind, Jonas enters a TV dance contest, where he meets his attractive dance partner, Saule. Soon they become the shows most popular contestants. While the whole nation believes that Jonas is blind, one of his old acquaintances, Vytas, is released from prison. As reminders of the past close in on them, Vytas struggles with contradictory feelings: whether to seek revenge or forgivenessfor sins past and future in such a manipulative world.











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Two films from the first edition of the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages will premiere at the Festival: Dantza in the Official Selection, and Un om la locul lui / A Decent Man, in New Directors

The second edition of Glocal in Progress, the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages, will screen the latest works by the Turkish director Pelin Esmer, the Lithuanian filmmaker Ignas Jonynas and the Greek moviemaker Tassos Gerakinis.

Images in high resolution




The three films are at the post-production stage and will be screened to an audience of producers, distributors, sales agents and programmers, among other professionals, in order that they may contribute to their conclusion and international distribution.
Pelin Esmer Istanbul, 1972 presented in Zabaltegi-New Directors her second film, Oyun / The Play 2005, about women in a village who want to put on a play to reflect their life stories, which won an award at Tribeca. She also competed in the Official Selection with 11e 10 Kala / 10 to 11 2009, the story of a collector and the concierge of a building to be rebuilt, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Istanbul Festival. In Kralie Lear / Queen Lear she continues the tale of the women who starred in Oyun and whose lives were changed by the play, as they perform their version of Shakespeares work in remote mountain villages.
Ignas Jonynas Vilnius, 1971 also visited the New Directors section with his first work, Losejas / The Gambler 2013, recipient of the Best Director Award from the Lithuanian Film Academy. His second film, Nematoma / Invisible, a co-production between Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine, focusses on a man in a TV dance contest who pretends to be blind.
The first work of Tassos Gerakinis, the Greek and French co-production A Simple Man, tells the story of a vineyard owner taken hostage by a fugitive.
A year after the start of this Industry activity, two films from the first edition of Glocal in Progress will join the programme of the Festivals 66th edition. Telmo Esnal Zarautz, Spain, 1966 will participate in the Official Selection in the special screenings section with Dantza, while Hadrian Marcu Brila, Romania, 1976 will compete in New Directors withUn om la locul lui/A Decent Man, starring Bodgan Dumitrache, winner of last years Silver Shell for Best Actor for his work in Pororoca.
This activity, to take place on September 24, 25 and 26, coinciding with Films in Progress 34 and the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, has the objective of lending greater visibility to European productions in non-hegemonic languages those not filmed in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. In 2017 a film shot in Basque won the Special Jury Prize Handia and a production in Romanian, the Silver Shell for Best Actor Pororoca.
Glocal in Progress will complete the work started in 2014 by the Basque Government Department of Culture and Language Policy with the creation of Glocal Cinema, an initiative to promote networks between the film industries which produce films in non-hegemonic languages.














A Simple Man
Tassos Gerakinis Greece - France
An escaped convict becomes trapped in a village near the border while attempting to flee to the neighbouring country. He holds a peaceful winemaker hostage in his own home as the authorities lead a manhunt to find him. The winemaker asks his captor to pretend that he is his employee, in order to protect his daughter. However, the daughter falls for the intruder. When she realizes that her father has been lying to her, she decides to help him cross the border. The winemaker ambushes the fugitive, trying disarm him, but kills him during the struggle. The winemaker decides to confront his daughter with the truth.




















Kralie Lear / Queen Lear
Pelin Esmer Turkey
Sixteen years ago, five peasant women living in the Turkish mountains created a play to represent their own life stories. That play changed their lives. This time they hit the road with an adaption of Shakespeares King Lear, travelling to the remotest mountain villages. An adventurous journey where they spread their energy and hope to involve others in their play.




















Nematoma / Invisible
Ignas Jonynas Lithuania - Latvia - Ukraine
Pretending to be blind, Jonas enters a TV dance contest, where he meets his attractive dance partner, Saule. Soon they become the shows most popular contestants. While the whole nation believes that Jonas is blind, one of his old acquaintances, Vytas, is released from prison. As reminders of the past close in on them, Vytas struggles with contradictory feelings: whether to seek revenge or forgivenessfor sins past and future in such a manipulative world.











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