With the positive funding decision of the Swiss Bundesamt für Kultur for our partners from Langfilm, Milo Rau and his team can start with the production of “The New Gospel”, which will be filmed between July and October 2019 in Matera (Italy). What would Jesus preach in the 21st century? Who would his disciples be? With THE NEW GOSPEL, Milo Rau and his team return to the origins of the gospel and stage it as the passion play of a whole population. A New Gospel for the 21st Century emerges: A manifesto of solidarity of the poorest, a cinematic revolt for a more just, humane world.
Enrique Sánchez Lansch will start shooting in Cambodia next March. We are happy to announce that financing is closed. After the Norwegian Film Institute, the Fritt Ord Foundation will also support our partners from Up North Film for our coproduction “Pol Pot Dancing”. Enrique Sánchez Lansch tells this thrilling story of the horrible culture war combining choreographies with never seen archive material and interviews with eywitnesses: In the royal palace of Cambodia, a dancer raises a boy like he was one of her own. Decades later, under the force of the Khmer Rouge, she discovers that her foster son is none other than Pol Pot.
Both films are coproduced as a “Grand Format” by ZDF in cooperation with ARTE. Milo Rau’s “THE NEW GOSPEL” already received support by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Kanton St.Gallen Kulturförderung / Swisslos, BKM, GEA – Waldviertler, Stadt Lausanne und Kanton Waadt. Enrique Sánchez Lansch „POL POT DANCING“ has been supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the BKM and the NFI.