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Secrets of a Happy Marriage

20.02.2018 - Tatiana Leite, Juliette Lepoutre, Felicitas Raffo, moderated by Henning Kamm

Co-producing a film can easily span years and turn into a long-term commitment for the parties involved. Finding the right co-production partner is only the first step in the chain, and the true challenge lies in the small details that surface over time. The producers and co-producers of the Berlinale Talents alumni-studded, World Cinema Fund-supported, and Berlinale Panorama 2017-presented Brazil-Argentina-France film Pendular uncover the hidden secrets of their fruitful collaboration. Scrutinising the film, they discuss the practical and personal challenges appearing at all stages of production, such as early agreements on common goals and strategic orientation, smart role allocation and the follow-up collaboration during distribution.


Tatiana Leite

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Tatiana Leite is a creative producer and film programmer from Brazil. In 2012, she created the production company Bubbles Project and has since produced the features ASPIRANTES (Hopefuls) by Ives Rosenfeld, PENDULAR by Julia Murat (FIPRESCI Award at Berlinale Panorama 2017) and BENZINHO (Loveling) by Gustavo Pizzi, which premiered at Sundance 2018. She also co-produced the Argentinian FAMILIA SUMERGIDA (Immersed Family) by Maria Alché and the Chilean NONA by Camila Donoso.

Juliette Lepoutre

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Juliette Lepoutre comes to film production after 15 years in Silicon Valley, specialising in developing international markets. She is co-founder of MPM Film where she co-produced directors such as Adrian Sitaru, Béla Tarr, Julia Murat, Panos Koutras and Hector Galvez. In 2015, she founded Still Moving with Pierre Menahem and co-produced PENDULAR by Julia Murat (Berlinale Panorama FIPRESCI Award). She is currently producing THE FEVER (Maya Da Rin), FEATHERS OF A FATHER (Omar El Zohairy) and TLAMESS (Ala Eddine Slim).

Felicitas Raffo

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Felicitas Raffo was born in Colombia, to Peruvian and Argentinian parents, and was raised traveling around different countries until she finally settled in Buenos Aires. There, she gained experience as a producer working in a law firm specialised in the entertainment industry. In 2005, she founded CEPA Audiovisual, a production company that has made more than twenty films, almost all of which were international co-productions and premiered at A-list festivals.

Moderated by

Henning Kamm

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A producer, alumnus of Berlinale Talents 2012 and co-founder of Detailfilm and Zentropa Hamburg, Henning Kamm now runs Real Film in Berlin. His films have won a German Film Award, a Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary and a Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig and have screened at festivals including the Berlinale, Sundance and Venice. He produced SHARQIYA (Berlinale Panorama 2012), PRAIA DO FUTURO by Karim Ainouz (Berlinale Competition 2014) and THE LAMB by Kutlug Ataman (Panorama 2014).