StudioCanal on the road with The Look of Love
by Fabien Lemercier
- The French company is pitching this film by Michael Winterbottom, to receive its world premiere on Saturday at the Sundance Festival before being screened at the Berlinale
The Sundance Film Festival which starts today promises to be profitable for the French international sales company StudioCanal which will unveil The Look of Love [+see also:
film profile] (ex King of Soho – photo – article) by British director Michael Winterbottom on Saturday in its world premiere. Co-financed by StudioCanal, the film stars Steeve Coogan playing the part of London pornography baron Paul Raymond. It will then stage its European premiere in Berlin (February 7 to 17) in the Berlinale Special section.
StudioCanal has another British film its line-up, also selected for the Sundance Festival in: In Fear [+see also:
film profile]. To be screened as part of the Midnight programme, this first feature signed Jeremy Lovering traces the misfortunes of a young couple struggling to survive a night of horror.
Other French international sales companies battling it out at the Sundance Festival include Gaumont which will be pitching Two Mothers [+see also:
film profile] by Anne Fontaine (Australian majority production together with Ciné@ and Mon Voisin Productions on the French side). Counting on a cast featuring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, the film will be screened in its world premiere tomorrow in Park City.
Also worth noting, the first 45 minutes of Wrong Cops (article) directed by Quentin Dupieux (special screening in the New Frontier section) and the documentary The Gatekeepers by Dror Moreh (nominated for an Oscar and coproduced by France with Israel, Germany and Belgium) on the Spotlight menu. Finally, Sundance will also provide business opportunities for Memento Films International proposing Circles by Sdran Golubovic (article) and for Doc & Film International with Wajma directed by Barmak Akram (news), two films in competition in the World Cinema Dramatic section, not forgetting Funny Balloons which is piloting the sales of No by Chilean director Pablo Larraín (to be screened in the Spotlight section).
(Translated from French)