Wild Bunch presents impressive line-up
by Fabien Lemercier
06/05/2010 - With eight films selected in the different sections at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival(May 12-23), several impressive announcements (see news) and an extra-big line-up, French international seller Wild Bunch is sure to be one of the major attractions at the upcoming Film Market on the Croisette.
The company has four other films in the Official Selection: Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialism [trailer] in the Un Certain Regard; Draquila: Italy Trembles [trailer] by Italy’s Sabina Guzzanti in the Special Screenings section; US director Gregg Araki’s Kaboom in the Midnight Screenings section; and Jeff and Michael Zimbalist’s documentary The 2 Escobars in Cinéma de la Plage. These are joined by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Michel Grau’s We Are What We Are in the Directors’ Fortnight and Sound of Noise [trailer] by Swedish duo Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson in Critics’ Week.
Wild Bunch will present market screenings of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s The Extra Man; Kim Chapiron’s Dog Pound (recently lauded at Tribeca); Julio Medem’s Room In Rome [trailer, film focus]; the documentary The Revelation of the Pyramids; Christopher Morris’s Four Lions; Zhang Yimou’s A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop; and Grégoire Vigneron’s Immaculate [trailer].
The line-up is packed with titles in post-production, including François Ozon’s Potiche (see news – already sold for France, Romania, the Baltic countries and Benelux); Jérôme Salle’s Largo Winch II (already bought in Europe for Benelux, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Poland and Romania); Lope [trailer] by Andrucha Waddington (see news); Bertrand Blier’s The Sound of Ice Cubes [trailer] (see news); and Ken Loach’s Route Irish (already bought for Spain, France, Bulgaria, the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Portugal and Romania) .
Further titles include Even The Rain [trailer, film focus] by Spanish director Iciar Bollain; Antony Cordier’s Happy Few [trailer] (see news – pre-sold for Spain, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Benelux and Switzerland, among others); The Ditch by China’s Wang Bing (co-produced by France, Belgium and Portugal); Peter Mullan’s Neds [trailer]; Mikhalkov’s Burnt By the Sun 3: The Citadel; Sam Gabarski’s Quartier Lointain (“Faraway Neighbourhood”); Audrey Estrougo’s Leila (see news); and Nicolas Cuche’s Second Chance. This flurry of titles promises a busy Cannes market for Wild Bunch.
(Translated from French)