Variety Expands Franchise With 10 Europeans to Watch

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Variety has expanded its internationally respected “10 to Watch” franchise with our new “10 Europeans to Watch” list. The group, which consists of exciting new talents across various disciplines, will be honored Feb. 7 at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg during the Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

The 10 Europeans to Watch:

Yann Demange, director

The Londoner’s film “’71,” above, stars Jack O’Connell and was a prize-winner at the 2014 Berlinale and is rolling out in the U.S. this month via Roadside Attractions.

Cara Delevingne, actress

The British supermodel and Vogue staple is making a successful transition to acting; she landed the lead in the next John Green adaptation, “Paper Towns,” among other plum roles.

Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt, director-writer

With “Spiderwebhouse,” the German filmmaker makes her debut; pic plays in Berlin’s German Film Perspective.

Ginevra Elkann, producer

The Italian producer has landed two films in Berlin’s Generation section: Duccio Chiarini’s “Short Skin” and Lamberto Sanfelice’s “Chlorine.”

Veronika Franz, screenwriter/director

She co-directed (with Severin Fiala) Venice festival hit “Goodnight Mommy,” and in her role as a screenwriter, the Austrian has collaborated with Ulrich Seidl on his “Paradise” trilogy.

Ole Giaever, director/writer

The Norwegian filmmaker returns to Berlin with his latest feature, “Out of Nature,” one of the first pics selected for Berlin’s Panorama section.

Helene Hegemann, novelist, filmmaker

The German writer staged her first play at 15, published a sensational novel at 17 and now at 23 is embarking on an adaptation of her novel “Axolotl Roadkill.”

Carlos Marques-Marcet, director

The Spanish director’s feature directorial debut “10.000 KM” won a slew of prizes at several international festivals.

Gian-Piero Ringel, producer

With his Neue Road Movies, the German producer has been behind Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive,” and produced Wim Wenders’ groundbreaking “Pina” and “Everything Will Be Fine,” among other pics.

Tom Sommerlatte, director

The actor (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Belle and Sebastian”) makes his feature debut with “Summer Downstairs,” which plays in Berlin’s German Film Perspective.

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  1. Angeleno says:

    I am delighted to see your inclusion of Yann Demange in your list. I had the good fortune to see “71” at AFI Fest last fall, and I thought it was an extremely interesting and very well-done film. It turned out to be my personal favorite of the 17 films I saw during the festival, and I look forward with great interest to Demange’s next project.

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