Films Boutique Nabs Documentary A Flavor of Whale Set in Faroe Islands

Movies Boutique (“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom”) has obtained worldwide gross sales rights to Vincent Kelner’s cinematic documentary element “A Taste of Whale” forward of the European Film Marketplace.

“A Taste of Whale” is produced by Rémi Grellety, the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning producer of Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” and HBO’s “Exterminate All The Brutes.”

The film appears to be like at the hundreds of years-old custom of whale looking in the Faroe Islands. Each individual calendar year, nearly 1,000 pilot whales are hunted, beached and killed by knife in the fjords. This nearby whaling tradition, which is identified regionally as “grind,” dates back to the eighth century and has been denounced by intercontinental activists. On the other stop, Faroese persons are contacting out the hypocrisy of those people who try to eat meat without the need of looking at what is taking place in slaughterhouses.

Kelner, an professional journalist and cinematographer who has labored on a number of Television productions in France and abroad, claimed he “wanted to depend on the precise instances of the Faroe Islands to mirror on a substantial, international problem of our time.”

“In presenting the perspectives of the two whalers and activists, I desired the viewers to bear witness to the ‘Grind’ and to confront a observe that’s way too usually taken for granted: in order to get meat on the desk another person has to destroy a dwelling being,” said the French writer-director. He stated the film “questions the way we individuals throughout the entire world create our foodstuff, and far more specially our meat intake.” “A Taste of Whale” is his next documentary attribute.

Films boutique, the Berlin-centered outfit whose previous credits include things like “Embrace of the Serpent” and “Charlatan,” is now handling intercontinental product sales on “A Style of Whale” and will introduce it to buyers on-web-site and on-line at the EFM. ICM Companions signifies the film in North The us and is at the moment negotiating a domestic deal. “A Flavor of Whale” is predicted to have its premiere at a spring competition.

Grellety reported he was “very impressed with Vincent’s strategy which primarily was to think about the global audience members as grown-ups inviting them to see earlier preconceived positions – and also past the blood! – to at some point sort their individual viewpoint.”

Gabor Greiner, COO of Movies Boutique, claimed the movie provides a “fascinating glimpse at the Faroe Islands, their spectacular landscapes and their traditions in which whales form an necessary section of Faroese lifetime.”

Greiner stated the film is “very timely as it questions the advanced scenarios in between the local visions on their traditions.”

At the EFM, Films Boutique’s status slate also involves two Berlinale Panorama titles “Talking About The Weather” by Annika Pinske as nicely as Max Walker-Silverman’s “A Enjoy Song” which just played at Sundance and was acquired by Sony’s Phase 6 and Bleecker Street. The organization will also host the marketplace premiere of “Gentle” László Csuja and Anna Nemes at the EFM. Also on Movies Boutique’s roster are Peter Kerekes’s “107 Mothers” Bretten Hannam’s “Wildhood” “The Devil’s Drivers” by Daniel Carsenty & Mohammed Abugeth and Loup Bureau’s “Trenches” which performed out of competition.

“A Flavor of Whale”