Director Kim Farrant’s follow up to Strangerland, Angel of Mine, will kick off production in Melbourne in April with Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus) to star.
Adapted by Lion scribe Luke Davies and David Regal from the 2008 French film L’Empreinte de L’Ange, Angel of Mine follows a mother who, in struggling to cope with the loss of her daughter, becomes convinced a stranger’s daughter is her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in the girl’s life and loses touch with reality.
“What I love about this beautiful script (apart from the insanely brilliant Noomi) is that it’s about intuition. We all know what it’s like to know something deep in our bones and yet fall into the trap of doubting ourselves, and that questioning can drive us crazy,” said Farrant.
Both Screen Australia and Film Victoria have backed the production of the film, to be produced by Garlin Pictures’ Brian and Josh Etting and SixtyFourSixty’s Su Armstrong. Davies will also EP with Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum.
“Kim Farrant is an exceptionally talented director who displayed her interest in exploring themes around motherhood and grief with her debut Strangerland,” said Screen Australia head of production Sally Caplan.
“Angel of Mine is an incredible opportunity for her to establish herself internationally – directing a script by screenwriter of the moment Luke Davies, and top tier actor Noomi Rapace. This, in addition to the significant marketplace support from Fortitude and Becker, bodes well for the success of this film and the future of Kim’s career.”
The ANZ distributor is the Becker Film Group. Fortitude International are repping the film internationally and are set to take it to the upcoming Berlin Film Market.