The feature film debut EVGE (previously HOMEWARD), directed by Nariman Aliev (Ukraine), was developed at MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018, a program organized by a training platform MIDPOINT which operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
MIDPOINT Feature Launch is a training program aimed at emerging creative teams (filmmakers, directors and producers) from Central and Eastern Europe who are developing their first or second feature film projects. This intensive four-module program is focused on script and project development as well as other funding and co-production possibilities.
The director Nariman Aliev and producer Vladimir Yatsenko from the production company LIMELITE participated in this program in 2018. The core tutor of the EVGE project was Pavel Jech (MIDPOINT Artistic Director).
The project was presented in 2018 within KVIFF at Works in Development – Feature Launch.
EVGE was now selected to compete in a prestigious section Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and it will have the world premiere on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Cannes.
EVGE (short synopsis)
Having lost his oldest son in the war between Russian and Ukraine, Mustafa resolves to bring the boy’s body to the land of his birth: Crimea. Together, he and his younger son set out on a journey that will profoundly impact their relationship.
Directed by: Nariman Aliev
Written by: Nariman Aliev and Marysia Nikitiuk
Produced by: Vladimir Yatsenko (Limelite)
For more information about this feature film and Feature Launch program, please visit: https://www.midpoint-center.eu/news/139-midpoint-project-evge-to-compete-in-un-certain-regard-in-cannes