Les Films du Poisson’s Yael Fogiel and Laetitia Gonzalez — who have Mathieu Amalric’s competition player “On Tour” and Julie Bertucelli’s fest closer “The Tree” at Cannes — are developing a flurry of feature debuts.
Paris-based shingle is prepping “The Land of Oblivion,” a drama on the Chernobyl nuclear tragedy, to be directed by Michale Boganim, who helmed docu “Odessa … Odessa,” which won the Berlin Film Festival’s Cicae award.
Ukranian thesp Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace”) will topline.
Pic will be co-produced with Poland’s Apple Film, Germany’s Nikovantastic Film, France’s Arte Cinema and Ukrainian private equity company Sarkonela.
The $5 million drama has also received coin from France’s CNC, the Polish Film Institute and the Medienboard Berlin.
Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte, which distributes “On Tour” and “The Tree” in France, will handle the theatrical release and international sales. Lensing kicks off in June.
Shingle is also developing first-time helmer Fabrice Camoin’s $6.1 million budget “A Stormy Summer Night,” based on novelist Margerite Duras’ book, starring helmer-thesp Nicole Garcia and Olivier Gourmet. Lensing will start in January.
“Friends From France” is a $3.7 tragicomedy directed by Anne Weil and Philippe Kotlarski. Stephanie Sokolinski (a.k.a. SoKo) stars.
Lastly, the outfit is developing “The Dune,” directed by Yossi Aviram. Pic centers on divorced Israeli man who travels to Paris and disappears. Pic is co-produced by Tel Aviv-based Lama Films in association with the Rabinovitch Fund.