Independent sales was cast in Philippe Van Leeuw’s “The Wall”, an English-language film starring the rising star Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”, “Bergman Island”) and set on the border of Mexico and Arizona.
“The Wall” is about Jessica Comley (Krieps), a dedicated and passionate border patrol agent, who one day loses control and kills an innocent migrant in front of three witnesses: her colleague, who tried to hide the crime, and a Native American man with his grandson.
Van Leeuw is a Belgian filmmaker known for his politically-themed films, including “Insyriated”, which won the Berlinale audience award in 2017, as well as “The Day God Walked Away”. ” won the San Sebastian festival’s New Director Award in 2009. For “The Wall,” Van Leew said he wanted to portray “the America of today.”
Independent Sales is working on the global rights to the much-anticipated feature and will be available at European Film Market.
“We are proud to work with a director whose talent is proven,” said Nicolas Eschbach, CEO and co-founder of Indie Sales. “Vicky Krieps will stand out as an out-of-control border patrol agent in this highly topical drama that echoes issues at the US border,” the executive added.
Krieps, who was born in Luxembourg, has been in the spotlight worldwide since starring in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread”. She recently appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old.” She had two films screened at the Cannes Film Festival last year: Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Bergman Island” and Mathieu Amalric’s “Hold Me Close”. Her upcoming projects include Pathé’s big-budget “Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan” and “The Three Musketeers – Milady”, based on Alexandre Dumas’ classic French masterpiece.
“The Wall” was produced by Guillaume Malandrin for Altitude 100 Production (“Insyriated”) with Films Fauves in Luxembourg, Beo Films in Denmark and Monsoon Production Service in the United States. Currently, the film is slated to release in the Fall and will be released theatrically in Belgium by O’Brother Distribution.
https://variety.com/2022/film/global/vicky-krieps-the-wall-indie-sales-1235167171/ Phantom Thread’s Vicky Krieps stars as Border Patrol Agent in the Wall