Polish manufacturing firm Gigant Movies will remake Titas Laucius’ characteristic debut, “Parade.” It’s going to begin capturing this yr below the working title “Divorcees” (“Rozwodnicy”)
The Lithuanian movie, impressed by Laucius’ family, world premiered at Tallinn Black Evening Movie Pageant in November. It sees Miglė, whose ex-husband, after years of residing aside, needs to remarry in church. So as to take action, the long-divorced couple must get an annulment. Abruptly, they’re confronted with a church tribunal investigating their previous. And their very own reminiscences.
“Once I first heard about this venture, after which watched the movie, I noticed the potential for feel-good comedy,” stated producer Radosław Grabik.
“Poland [as a predominantly Catholic country] appears like an amazing match for this story. We gained’t be demonizing the clergy, however we wish to gently mock the hypocrisy of everybody concerned. Together with all these individuals who declare to care about church weddings, regardless that they aren’t even non secular,” stated Grabik.
Aleksander Pietrzak is in talks to direct, with common collaborators Łukasz Światowiec, Michał Chaciński and Grabik growing the script.
A brand new take might be extra commercially viable, he assured. And “even funnier.”
“I wish to make formidable leisure for folks, not for festivals.”
Whereas additionally listed as a co-producer on arthouse animation “Kill It and Go away This City,” Grabik already scored a neighborhood hit with romantic comedy “Planet Single,” which launched a profitable trilogy and a Canal+ miniseries. It was additionally remade in Lithuania in 2020 as “Tobulas Pasimatymas.”
“It’s a whole coincidence that I’m liable for each of those remakes,” laughed Grabik.
“In Lithuania, folks all the time complain about native scripts. They argue that we should always purchase them as an alternative, which we do — additionally from Poland,” stated producer Klementina Remeikaitė of Afterchool, behind the unique movie.
Remeikaitė is at the moment in Berlin with “Parade,” which is showi at EFM digital market screenings. She can be growing “Drowning Dry” by Laurynas Bareisa — his follow-up to “Pilgrims,” awarded in Venice — and Marat Sargsyan’s “The Grand Inquisitor.”
“These movies are utterly totally different: in type, themes and style. That’s what evokes me essentially the most about filmmaking. The individuality of the subject material, the braveness of the administrators and figuring out why they do it,” she added.
“Parade” might be launched in Lithuania in March.
“We bought to know one another with Radosław and we understood his aim [with the film]. I’m so excited to see this new take. It belongs to them now.”
Justyna Koronkiewicz from gross sales firm Media Transfer, who oversaw the deal, stated: “Once I noticed the venture pitched in Tallinn in 2021, I fell in love immediately. Regardless that I haven’t had expertise with remake rights gross sales at that time, I felt it was an ideal concept to discover. Comedies don’t are inclined to journey effectively as they rely closely on native casts, however this idea could make a global splash.”
There may be much more native variations developed sooner or later, she stated.
“All of us work hand in hand to safe that. And I actually have determined to increase into remake gross sales after this superb journey.”
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