Piccolo Fratello: Seidl’s Wicked Games Project Spawned “Rimini” and then… “Sparta”
Minutes before Ulrich Seidl‘s is set to premiere his long-awaited feature, we now learn that there is a companion film that is in the can and to possibly look forward to (we predict as early as Cannes this year). When the comp line-up was unveiled we learned that Wicked Games (a project that shot between April of 2017 to May of 2018) was now being called Rimini and now we learn that perhaps the long delay might in fact been due to there being more film item in the oven.
Variety reports that Sparta is next in line – essentially each feature focuses on separately on two adult brothers. Rimini focuses on the character of Richie Bravo played by Michael Thomas, while this second film (which Seidl just completed) would focus on Georg Friedrich’s character of Ewald. While now specific synopsis as been revealed, the Austrian filmmaker says that “both protagonists are caught up by their past.”