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A Sun That Never Sets on Pyramide’s line-up

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- The Paris-based firm will be selling Oliver Laxe’s upcoming film abroad as well as handling its French distribution; it is being produced by Spain, France and Luxembourg

A Sun That Never Sets on Pyramide’s line-up
Oliver Laxe’s crew during the pre-production shoot for A Sun That Never Sets

The international sales team at French company Pyramide has added a veritable trump card to its slate in the form of A Sun That Never Sets by French-Spanish director Oliver Laxe, the shoot for which is set to kick off on 8 July. This will be the third feature by the filmmaker, but only his second fiction title, following Mimosas [+see also:
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 (Grand Prize in the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2016). Previously, he helmed the documentary You All Are Captains [+see also:
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 (FIPRESCI Award in the parallel sections on the Croisette in 2010, after being presented in the Directors’ Fortnight). Now, for the first time, he will be shooting in Spain – in Galicia, to be precise, the region where his ancestors are from.

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Written by Laxe together with Santiago Fillol, the movie tells the story of a pyromaniac who is released from prison and returns to his mother in a tiny village tucked away in the mountains. A Sun That Never Sets will be a film about farmers, their age-old traditions and their lined faces. But also, and above all, it will be a film about fire and its destructive, unpredictable and indomitable power. It is the ultimate force of nature, at once alluring and frightening, deadly, and with a rare and untamed beauty…

Executive-produced by Spain’s Miramemira and France’s 4 A 4 ProductionsA Sun That Never Sets is being co-produced by Kowalski Films (Spain) and Tarantula Luxembourg. The feature has also secured backing from Eurimages, the CNC’s World Cinema Support, the Film Fund Luxembourg, TVG (Televisión de Galicia) and the Galicia region, where the six-week shoot will take place. Pyramide will also be distributing the film in France. 

The international sales department of Pyramide (the company is headed up as a whole by Eric Lagesse) will see Agathe Mauruc take over from Agathe Valentin (who is heading off in search of new adventures) at the end of June. Its current sales line-up (see the news) includes the Cannes titles Sauvage [+see also:
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 by Camile Vidal-Naquet (acquired by Strand Releasing for North America, by Peccadillo for the UK and Ireland, and by Salzgeber for Germany, among other territories), Donbass [+see also:
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by Sergei LoznitsaThe Harvesters [+see also:
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interview: Etienne Kallos
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by Etienne KallosLos Silencios [+see also:
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by Beatriz Seigner and Amin [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Faucon
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 by Philippe Faucon.

(Translated from French)

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