‘The Splendid Affinities’: Oscar Nominee Whit Stillman Joins European Rom-Com Adventure TV Series

Exclusive: Oscar-nominated director Whit Stillman (metropolis) The big-budget rom-com adventure is turning heads on TV nice relationship, A series set across Paris, Madrid and London.

The global screen will feature The Splendid Affinities Its Berlinale teamed up with Slate and Stillman Argentina 1985 Producers Infinity Hill and Laurent Borachot (a prophet) project, one of Stillman’s first major TV offerings.

The show is set 30 years after the end of the Soviet era, where the fictional Baltic republic of Vronia is under threat, including the life of its beloved Prince Michael, the elder statesman of the country’s return to democracy. The violence extends to London, Paris and Madrid and the main characters must save nations in the most stylish way possible, with dreams of finding love while doing so.

Stillman said the once-popular rom-com adventure genre has “become rarefied.”

“Genre films and series often involve facts, significant conflicts and a historical moment that provide intriguing storylines and high stakes,” he adds. “The world is back at such a crossroads, Adventure Time.”

Stillman is mainly known for his features, including the Oscar-nominated 1990 movie Metropolitan, Last Days of Disco and, more recently, Jane Austen adaptations love and friendship Starring Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale. He wrote TV movies Cosmopolitans In 2014.

Bourrachot collaborated with Stillman love and friendship When including Oscarmini with past credits a prophet, Our beloved child And Kabul kitchen. He will produce The Splendid Affinities With Infinity Hill’s Finn Glynn and Axel Kushevetsky, who are currently riding high on their 2023 Oscar nomination success Argentina 1985.

Taking the global screen The Splendid Affinities in the Berlinale market, where it is also buying Sky Cinemas Amazing MauriceAcorn Crime Series A recipe for love and murder and TIFF 2022- featured My sailor is my love. Part of the European Film Market, the Berlinale runs from today until February 22.

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