TV Drama Shortlist

15 luglio 2020 ore 15:57
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FRANCE
FRANCE3

Stella

Stella is 6 years old and she is going to school for the first time. Happy, exuberant (maybe too much) she is a lovely child, but is often absent. Her parents say she is fragile. She tells her teacher Céline she fell, when asked why she has a few bruises. Is it child abuse or real immune deficiency? The doubt is growing in the mind of those who meet the child. Worried, Céline notes every injury until the day the family moves without telling anyone.

 

GERMANY
ARD - ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT DER ÖFFENTLICH-RECHTLICHEN RUNDFUNKANSTALTEN DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND

Just a Woman

Aynur (Almila Bagriacik) is shot to death by her brother Nuri (Rauand Taleb), in broad daylight, in a street in Berlin. Without suspecting anything, she accompanied him to the bus stop down the road, while her five-year-old son Can was asleep in her apartment, only a few hundred meters away. How could this happen, what led to this deed? The film Just a Woman has Aynur telling her own story. It is the story of a confident young woman who loves life and knows exactly how she wants to live hers. A woman who escapes the violence of her marriage and refuses to let her brothers and parents dictate what she can and cannot do. She finds her own apartment for herself and Can, apprentices as an electrician, goes out to meet new friends and men.

 

GERMANY
ZDF - ZWEITES DEUTSCHES FERNSEHEN

The Tale

The story you're about to see is true as far as I know. Jennifer, an accomplished documentarian working in New York, receives a series of phone calls from her mother, who has found a short story Jennifer wrote at the age of 13. In it, she describes various encounters with her riding instructor Mrs. G and her running coach Bill while away at summer camp. Jennifer has always looked back with fondness on the time she spent with the two charismatic adults. Egged on by her mother and yearning to know more, she sets out on a journey to find the real people 30 years later. But the more she learns, the more her memories shift and the more questions she unearths. As her frustration mounts, she finds herself turning inward to get to the truth.

 

SWEDEN
SVT - SVERIGES TELEVISION

Caliphate

The thriller series Caliphate is centered on five young women, whose fate is intertwined in an examination of how religious fundamentalism can seduce individuals and destroy lives. September 2015 – Swedish Security Service-agent Fatima's career has been derailed following a mistake, with her colleagues showing less and less confidence in her, until one day she gets a very worrying call. Pervin, a young Swedish woman, is trapped in Raqqa where her husband Husam is connected to IS. She lives in constant terror over the mindless violence surrounding her and fears for her and her daughter's life. She tells Fatima that she is her only hope, but Fatima hesitates. However, when Pervin tells Fatima that her husband and his group of Swedish jihadists are planning a large-scale terrorist act in Sweden...

 

UNITED KINGDOM
CH4 - CHANNEL FOUR TELEVISION

The Virtues

Falling into despair after his nine-year-old son leaves for Australia with his ex, Joseph walks away from his present life and boards a boat for Ireland to confront painful memories from his childhood.

 

UNITED KINGDOM
SKY UK

Chernobyl

On April 26th, 1986, scientists at the Byelorussian Institute of Nuclear Energy detected a significant amount of radiation on the grounds and presumed there was a leak, yet no leak could be found. They contacted the closest nuclear plant in lgnalina; they too had detected elevated radiation levels but had found no source of a leak. The next phone call was to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, a full 250 miles away in Pripyat, Ukraine. No one answered the phone. The explosion of Reactor #4 at Chernobyl was the result of the lies, mistakes, cover-ups, ignorance and arrogance that were the hallmarks of the Soviet system. A group of scientists resolved to discover the truth, even as the Soviet system worked to conceal its complicity in the disaster. Together they uncovered the truth of what happened that night.

 

PAN-EUROPEAN BROADCASTERS
HBO EUROPE ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING LTD

The Sleepers

The story begins in London, October 1989: married couple Marie (played by Tatiana Pauhofová) and Viktor (played by Martin Myšicka), who defected from Czechoslovakia under dramatic circumstances 12 years ago are on their way to Prague. Marie, a professional violinist longs to see her family again, but Viktor's motives are less clear. Both definitely anticipate that after the political turmoil in East Germany, Hungary and Poland, the winds of change will soon sweep across Czechoslovakia as well. But it doesn't take long for them to realize that time hasn't yet arrived. After an unexpected turn of events, Marie lies unconscious in a hospital, and Viktor has disappeared without a trace. Worried and distressed, she ends up alone, in a country she doesn't understand anymore, and which doesn't understand her.

 

 

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