Wallimage caught in a Vivarium

  • 23.04.2019

Last Thursday, we announced the selection of two films co-financed by Wallimage in Cannes official selection. This week, it is the turn of the other major sections of the Festival to present the works they selected. With another nice surprise to the key.

The Critics ‘Week is one of the major sections of the Cannes Film Festival with the official selection (in competition, out of competition, a Certain Regard) and the Directors’ Fortnight. Since 1962, the date of its creation by the “Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma”, it is dedicated to the discovery of young talents, by honoring their first and second feature films. Promising and challenging movies.

Among the seven (yes, only seven) films in competition, there is Vivarium of the Irish Lorcan Finnegan co-produced in Belgium by Frakas with its historical Irish partner, Fantastic Film. For the occasion, they associated with the Danes of Pingpong Film.


Before embarking on this exciting adventure, Jean-Yves Roubin and Brendan McCarthy already co-produced Muse by Jaume Balaguero and Sea Fever. Like Sea Fever (and Raw before them), the Vivarium project was presented to professionals thanks to the Frontiers Platform, to which Wallimage has been associated for several years now. This fantastic metaphysical film was already fascinating on paper. As intriguing as its pitch: in search of their first common home, a young couple follows a mysterious real estate agent and finds themself trapped in a strange residential area.

A bit like in the famous Hotel California : you are always welcome but don’t try to get out.

Imogen Poots (Green Room) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) came to shoot this delicious paranoid delirium in a warehouse in the suburbs of Liège where the exteriors of the infernal neighborhood had been recreated. Walloon VFX society Benuts did a great job in the postproducing process.

After Mandy last year or Alleluia in 2014, another genre movie gives us access to the most beautiful festival in the world. It’s another subject of pride for us !