Volya Films

Denis Vaslin & Fleur Knopperts
Graaf Florisstraat 110 A | 3021 CM Rotterdam
info@volyafilms.com | +31 104155621
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Volya Films produces feature films, creative documentaries and animation, mainly as international co-productions. Recent titles are Mrs F. (Chris van der Vorm, WP One World FF & Movies that Matter FF 2020), The Mole Agent (Maite Alberdi, WP Sundance FF 2020) and A Land Imagined (Yeo Siew Hua, WP Locarno FF 2018 Intnl Comp winner Golden Leopard and winner Golden Star El Ghouna FF. Volya Films is a member of the ACE, EAVE and Eurodoc networks, the European Film Academy and the NAPA.


CURRENT PROJECTS

Youri

Director: Sander Burger. Screenwriter: Sander Burger & Bastiaan Tichler. Based on the book ‘In the poet’s house’ by Jan Brokken. Status: script development. Financers: Netherlands Film Fund. Genre: Feature length drama.

1982. In the turbulent and free Amsterdam of the 1980s, Dutch writer-to-be Jan Brokken tries to save his best friend Youri Egorov, a world-famous master pianist who is exiled from Russia for being gay and is fighting his demons and self-destructive hedonism.



Fortress

Director & Screenwriter: Jessica Woodworth. Based on the book ‘The Tartar Steppe’ by Dino Buzzati. Cast: Geraldine Chaplin, Jonas Smulders. Status: Financing. Financers: Netherlands Film Fund. Genre: Feature length drama. Country: BE/IT/AM/BG/NL. Co-producers: Bo Film (BE), Beluga Tree (BE), Moliwood Films (IT), First Films First (BG), DoKino (AM). 

In a post-apocalyptic no man's land Luka, a young soldier, crosses desolate mountains to the north in search of the legendary outpost of Fort Kairos. After barely surviving the journey, he wakes up in a dreary clinic. To his surprise he discovers that Fort Kairos is dilapidated and dysfunctional and run by eccentrics. There is commander Gor with wooden fingers, an almost blind general Kane in his chariot-like wheelchair and a bullying Sergeant-Major Raf.