EXCLUSIVE: Drama heads to shoot, The Yellow Affair to sell at EFM.
Brian Cox, Emilia Fox, Anna Chancellor and newcomer Coco König will star in The Carer, which is set to begin shoot in the UK later this month.
The Yellow Affair will present the English-language drama, directed by Janos Edelenyi, at Berlin’s European Film Market (EFM) (Feb 5-13).
The Carer is the last film scripted by the late Gilbert Adair,screenwriter of Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, and was co-written by the director and long time Adair collaborator, Tom Kinninmont.
Cox will play an ageing star of stage and screen who forms an unlikely relationship with his immigrant carer.
Producers are Jozsef Berger of Mythberg Films (Hungary), Steve Bowden of Vita Nova Films (UK), Charlotte Wontner of Hopscotch Films (UK), and Kai Künnemann of A-Company (Germany).
Cox said of the film: “One of the central strengths of the movie is the comic creation of character Sir Michael Gifford - his persona is so bombastic and so full of himself while at the same time revealing deep and tragic elements of his character.”
“There’s a very strong feel-good element to the movie and ultimately it’s about redemption and about being who you are”.
The film is financed by the Hungarian Film Fund, UK private equity, Goldfinch Pictures (UK) and the Hungarian Tax credit, having been previously developed with the support of the Hungarian Film Fund, the MEDIA programme, Screen South (UK), Northstar (UK), Northern Film and Media (UK) and The Design and Creative Fund (UK).
The Yellow Affair previously sold the film to Rialto for Australia/New Zealand.