October 9, 2017
By Rachel Ho
Paris – MIPCOM 2017 is set to showcase a record number of exclusive International Screenings, including compelling original crime series, a Russian period drama, a blue-chip wildlife series, and some caustic comedy shows.
The world’s entertainment content market, MIPCOM takes place in Cannes, France, from 16-19 October.
The 2017 MIPCOM International Screenings are The Lawyer, a drama set between Copenhagen and Malmö about a young defence attorney whose world unravels when he learns the truth about his parents’ death, putting his professional career on a collision course with personal revenge. Presented by Studiocanal and Viaplay with key cast, Oscar-nominated producer Nicklas Wikström Nicastro, producer Joakim Hansson, and creator Jens Lapidus all due in Cannes.
The Road to Calvary , NTV Broadcasting Company’s adaptation of Aleksey Tolstoy’s novel, a tale of two sisters through the tragic times of 1914–1919 encompassing World War I, the Russian Revolution, and civil war. One of two series presented as part of the Russian Content Revolution programme at MIPCOM. The other is mystery thriller Gogol, presented by TV3 Channel, one of the most expensive projects on Russian TV, which adopted an innovative release pattern. The first film broke Russian box-office records.
La Zona a first original production by Spanish premium pay-channel Movistar+ sold by Germany’s Beta Film. It recounts the disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in northern Spain, creating a contaminated no-go zone which forms the backdrop for a series of mysterious killings that seem as contagious as the radioactive fallout.