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Country Focus: France

Indie Sales shifts up a gear

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Indie Sales shifts up a gear

- Paris-based outfit Indie Sales is continuing its rise to power. Founded by Nicolas Eschbach and Eric Névé in May 2013 at Cannes, the organisation will arrive at the American Film Market on Wednesday with an impressive line-up of 14 titles, including three films that are currently being shot: Close Protection (Maryland [+see also:
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) by French director Alice Winocour (currently filming, with Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger in the cast – read the article); Fast Convoy [+see also:
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by her fellow countryman Frédéric Schoendoerffer (read the article); and Suburra [+see also:
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 by Italy’s Stefano Sollima (read the article), who turned a lot of heads with his feature debut, ACAB - All Cops Are Bastards [+see also:
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, and with his Gomorrah TV series.

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The schedule of market screenings in Santa Monica includes the animated film Moomins on the Riviera [+see also:
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by Xavier Picard (released on 10 October in Finland and last Friday in Sweden – read the news) and Reality [+see also:
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by Quentin Dupieux (revealed at Venice, in the Orizzonti section – read the review).

The array of post-production titles on Indie Sales’ line-up also look extremely promising: they include the Danish horror movie What We Become (Sorgenfri) by Bo Mikkelsen (read the article); The White Knights by Belgian director Joachim Lafosse (read the article – starring Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli and Reda Kateb), who has got Cannes 2015 in his sights; and the crime film The Night Watchman [+see also:
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by Pierre Jolivet (read the news – starring Olivier Gourmet in the lead and set to be distributed in France by Ad Vitam from 1 April 2015). Interestingly, the English-language thriller Don't Grow Up by Thierry Poiraud (read the article), currently in post-production, will be presented as a promo reel, while a clip of Zoltan Mayer’s Journey to China (read the article – starring Yolande Moreau in the lead and with Haut et Court handling the as-yet-undated release in France) will also be made available. 

The line-up also includes the Swiss-French animated movie My Life as a Zucchini [+see also:
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interview: Claude Barras
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by Claude Barras (currently in production, from a screenplay by Céline Sciamma), not to mention finished films such as Marie's Story [+see also:
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by Jean-Pierre Améris (read the article – released in France on 12 November by Diaphana), the Franco-Israeli feature Atlit by Shirel Amitay (released in France on 21 January 2015 courtesy of Ad Vitam) and the film noir Without Pity [+see also:
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by Italy’s Michele Alhaique, which was screened at Toronto and in Venice’s Orizzonti section (read the review).

 

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