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CANNES 2018 Mercato

Wild Bunch in pole-position nel palmarès di Cannes

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- CANNES 2018 (in inglese): La squadra di Vincent Maraval si aggiudica quattro riconoscimenti, davanti a mk2 Films, Celluloid Dreams, Pyramide International, Charades, Luxbox e Doc & Film

Wild Bunch in pole-position nel palmarès di Cannes
Le Livre d'image di Jean-Luc Godard

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For international sales agents, the awards handed out at the Cannes Film Festival are like gold dust (or the practical equivalent in euros and dollars) and offer the prospect of further expanding the cluster of distributors ready and willing to acquire titles that have successfully endured the critical and public baptism of fire on the Croisette. And in this regard, Wild Bunch has once again made its mark, towering above the other French sales agents on the list of the prizes handed out at the 71st edition of the event.

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Indeed, the team managed by Vincent Maraval and led by head of sales Eva Diederix has been singled out via the Palme d’Or bestowed upon Shoplifters by Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, the Special Palme d’Or for The Image Book [+leggi anche:
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 by Switzerland’s Jean-Luc Godard and the Jury Prize for Capharnaüm [+leggi anche:
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 by Lebanon’s Nadine Labaki (which was also crowned with the Ecumenical Jury Award). Not content with this impressive hat trick, the firm also added the Art Cinema Award that went to Climax [+leggi anche:
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 by Gaspar Noé in the Directors’ Fortnight.

Three trophies wound up in mk2 films’ pocket, with the Best Director Award snagged by Cold War [+leggi anche:
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 by Poland’s Pawel Pawlikowski, the SACD Prize scooped in the Directors’ Fortnight by The Trouble With You [+leggi anche:
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 by Pierre Salvadori and the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution obtained by Sir [+leggi anche:
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 by India’s Rohena Gera in the Critics’ Week.

Celluloid Dreams also earned a place on the winners’ list in the official selection with the Best Screenplay Award picked up by Three Faces by Iran’s Jafar Panahi.

Pyramide International held its own with the Best Director Award handed to Ukraine’s Sergei Loznitsa for Donbass [+leggi anche:
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 in Un Certain Regard and the Rising Star Award that hailed the performance of actor Félix Maritaud in Sauvage [+leggi anche:
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 by Camille Vidal-Naquet in the Critics’ Week.

Charades also went home from the Croisette with a highly respectable trophy: the Critics’ Week Grand Prize that went to Diamantino [+leggi anche:
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by Portugal’s Gabriel Abrantes and the USA’s Daniel Schmidt.

One title being sold by Luxbox, the documentary The Dead and the Others [+leggi anche:
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by Portugal’s João Salaviza and Brazil’s Renée Nader Messora, features on the Un Certain Regard winners’ list, having taken the Special Jury Prize.

Lastly, Doc & Film International has Samouni Road [+leggi anche:
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by Italy’s Stefano Savona on its line-up, which bagged the Golden Eye Award, serving to single out the best documentary screened at Cannes. This same award also earned To the Four Winds [+leggi anche:
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 by Michel Toesca, which is being sold by Jour2Fête, a Special Mention.

Also worth mentioning are the results of French group Playtime’s two subsidiaries: Germany’s Films Boutique with Border [+leggi anche:
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by Denmark’s Ali Abbasi (winner of the Un Certain Regard Award) and One Day [+leggi anche:
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by Hungary’s Zsófia Szilágyi (FIPRESCI Prize in the parallel sections), and Belgium’s Be For Films (Best Screenplay Award in the Un Certain Regard selection for Sofia [+leggi anche:
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by Meryem Benm’Barek).

(Tradotto dal francese)

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