Bulgaria next stop for Binoche and Byrne
Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne and Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim) are among the A-list cast of period feature Nobody Wants the Night, from Spanish director Isabel Coixet and producer Andres Santana.
Filming has recently taken place in the remote Western Norwegian village of Finse, a stunning location which has in the past doubled for the South and North Pole, the Northwest Passage and Siberia. Its most famous portrayal was of the ice planet Hoth in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
Sigmund Elias Holm of the Western Norway Film Commission told us that Finse was a great choice for the filmmakers as it can easily double for Greenland, and is snow secure till late May.
Nobody Wants the Night is certainly covering a lot of ground. The cast and crew are due at the main production office at Nu Boyana Studios, Bulgaria, next week, where they are due to shoot until late June. The production will then move to the Canary Islands.
With a screenplay by Miguel Barros, the film centres on two women (Binoche and Kikuchi) struggling to survive in Greenland in the early 20th century, while both in love with the same American explorer (Byrne).