FNE at Cannes 2023: Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry by Elene Naveriani Selected for Cannes’s Directors’ Fortnight 2023

    Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry by Elene Naveriani Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry by Elene Naveriani source: SwissFilms.ch

    TBILISI: The Swiss/Georgian coproduction Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry / Merle merle mûre by Georgian director Elene Naveriani was selected for the 55th edition of Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des cineastes, 17 – 26 May 2023).

    The film produced by Swiss Alva Film in coproduction with Georgian Takes Film follows a single woman who has chosen not to marry in a village where gossip dictates the norm. The film was already acquired by Totem Films (France).

    Helene Naveriani was born in Georgia and moved to Switzerland. This is her third feature film.

    Young Romanian director Alexandru Mironescu was included in the Directors’ Factory programme, which aims at facilitating the emergence of new talents on the international  scene by allowing four newly formed pairs (a regional director associated with an international director) to co-direct a film. This year the focus region is Portugal.

    Click HERE for the Directors' Fortnight 2023 selection and HERE for more info on the Directors’ Factory programme.