Cannes acclaimed filmmaker Marie Amachoukeli and main French studio Miyu Productions will pair on “Completely happy Finish,” a macabre comedy Amachoukeli will co-direct with Vladimir Mavounia Kouka. Set for manufacturing in 2024, the venture has already obtained backing from Bac Movies and MK2, with the latter dealing with worldwide gross sales.
Selection has scored a primary have a look at the venture, which just lately introduced on the Cartoon Movie pitch and co-production discussion board in Bordeaux.
Imagining a world with out loss of life and using a visible model paying homage to Max Fleischer, the 2D, adult-targeted movie follows Bertha King, a suicidal profession soldier who has the unhealthy to luck to lastly finish issues proper because the grim reaper hangs up his scythe. Left craving to die whereas loss of life has gone on strike, the depressed hero should navigate a morose new existence abruptly free of the bonds of mortality.
“The concept of the movie is to encourage laughter and re-enchantment,” says Amachoukeli, who co-wrote the venture with Jean-François Halin. “If not in direction of the world, then a minimum of in our respective lives. As a result of the venture is, to paraphrase Seneca, desperate to die whereas urgently alive.”
Co-directed with Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, Amachoukeli’s characteristic debut “Get together Woman” received the Digital camera d’Or and the Un Sure Regard ensemble prize on the 2014 Cannes Movie Pageant. The filmmaker teamed with animator Vladimir Mavounia Kouka for the 2016 brief “I Need Pluto to be a Planet Once more,” and is at the moment in post-production on her second characteristic, “Ama Gloria.”
A hybrid characteristic produced by Lilies Movies (“Portrait of a Woman on Fireplace,” “Petite Maman”), “Ama Gloria “ will combine live-action with animated sequences supplied by Miyu because it follows a six-year-old lady with fading imaginative and prescient over the course of a heart-wrenching summer season in Cape Verde. The venture is aiming at a pageant launch later this yr.