Gutland, a surrealist rural noir written and directed by Govinda Van Maele, will have its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in the Discovery section. It stars up-and-coming German actor Frederick Lau, from last year’s success Victoria, and Luxembourgish actress Vicky Krieps, who will be seen later this year in Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film.
Gutland tells the story of a thief from a distant German city who finds refuge in a small Luxembourgish village. As he is gradually integrated into the community, it emerges that he’s not the only one with a past to hide.
TIFF Screening Details:
P&I 1: Friday September 8, 4:00 pm – Scotiabank 8
P&I 2: Wednesday September 13, 12:00pm – Scotiabank 9
Public 1: Sunday September 10, 6:45 pm – Scotiabank 13
Public 2: Tuesday September 12, 9:00 am – TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Public 3: Saturday September 16, 6:00 pm – Scotiabank 9
LES FILMS FAUVES : Founded in 2014 by directors Jean-Louis Schuller and Govinda Van Maele and producer Gilles Chanial (formerly of Red Lion), Les Films Fauves is a Luxembourgish-based production company focusing on homegrown talents in fiction and documentary as well as international co-productions, the goal being to support an auteur-driven genre and art house cinema from development to international distribution.
Propellerfilm : Propellerfilm is a dynamic independent production company based in Berlin, Germany, and is dedicated to producing and co‐producing exceptional and entertaining feature films and documentaries for the international market. Propellerfilm is founded 2006 by Multi‐Award winning producer and managing director Felix Blum and producer Christoph Bauer.
NOVAK Prod : Novak Prod was created in 2001 with the scope of developing and producing films with a strong vision / author point of view and bringing to the foreground new talents. So far, Novak prod has produced and coproduced internationally acclaimed feature films, including Gutland by Govinda Van Maele (2017), Fauves by Robin Erard (2017) and Death by Death by Xavier Seron (2015).