Euro 75: KinoElektron (France) | Features
Must know: Parisian producer Janja Kralj launched KinoElektron in 2010 with the aim of producing independent auteur films across all genres. To date, he has produced and co-produced 13 feature films, all of which debuted at top festivals. The company kicked off its activities with the first feature film by French-Romanian director Eva Pervolovici Marussiawhich debuted in Berlin’s Generation section in 2013. Other titles include French director Elise Girard’s comedy-drama strange birds, who performed at the Berlin Forum in 2017; The title of the Locarno 2017 competition by American director Ben Russell Good luck; Documentary by South African filmmaker Teboho Edkins Cannibalism days, who starred in the Berlin Panorama in 2020; and Cannes 2020 label selection At dusk by Lithuanian Sharunas Bartas, with whom Kralj worked on three feature films. The producer describes her work as a vocation and approaches each project as a “prototype realization”. In terms of financing, it is used to the circuit of the co-production market and knows how to assemble multiple sources of financing.
Key personnel: Janja Kralj, CEO and Producer; Barbara Crvelin, production manager.
Incoming: The Sudanese decor of Ali Cherri The dam makes its debut at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. He is in position on the Portuguese director Susana Nobre City of Rabat, a co-production with Terratreme, a regular partner based in Lisbon. He is also preparing the shooting in September of the Franco-Serbian director Vladimir Perisic Shameco-authored by Alice Winocour, on the anti-Milosevic student protests in Belgrade in the late 1990s, and that of Sharunas Bartas wanderers.
Janja Kralj says: “KinoElektron has a double task. We are a tool that adapts to filmmakers and invents spaces of freedom within which they can realize their visions. And we offer the public films that respect their power of imagination.