Human Flowers of Flesh
In what sounds like a cerebral high stakes at sea, Helena Wittmann‘s promising sophomore feature concluded filming in October of 2020 but wasn’t rushed into a prime 2021 film festival slot. Wittmann’s 2017 debut Drift premiered in Critic’s Week at the Venice Film Festival and Human Flowers of Flesh was featured in Locarno’s The Films After Tomorrow program (2020) for productions halted by the pandemic. Starring Angeliki Papoulia, Denis Lavant, Vladimir Vulevic, Mauro Soares and Gustavo Jahn this will likely set sail soon.
Gist: Ida (Papoulia) lives on a sailing yacht with a crew of five men. While on shore leave in Marseilles, she becomes fascinated with the French Foreign Legion and decides to sail to Sidi Bel Abbès, the Legion’s former headquarters in Algeria.
Release Date/Prediction: We thought this was dropping in 2021, but now we’re inclined to think that the Berlinale Comp might be a good festival launching pad.