Royal line-up for Gaumont
by Fabien Lemercier
- Novelty and diversity on display, with films signed Isabel Coixet, the Larrieu brothers, Anne Fontaine, Cavayé, Jeunet and Nicolas Winding Refn
Gaumont launched itself enthusiastically into the European Film Market at the 63rd Berlinale (from February 7th to 17th) by unveiling a very attractive line-up of almost 20 titles includingYesterday Never Ends [+see also:
interview: Isabel Coixet
interview: Isabel Coixet
interview: Javier Camara
film profile] (photo - article) by Spanish director Isabelle Coixet, which will premiere globally tomorrow evening in the festival's Panorama section.
Three novelties appear in the line-up, in particular Love Is The Perfect Crime (article) by brothers Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu, based on the Philippe Djian's novel Incidences, whose filming should start next week with a premium cast featuring Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Maïwenn, Denis Podalydès and Sara Forestier.
Pre-sales based on promo reels are also underway for the comedy Paris or Perish by and with Reem Kherici, a Mandarin production centered around a young Moroccan stylist on the verge of breaking into the world of design in the French capital, when a streak of bad luck sends her back to her country of origin and a family she wanted to forget.
Another novelty with a promo-reel to back it up is the rock comedy Pop Redemption by Martin Le Gall (article – with Grégory Gadebois and Julien Doré).
Cécile Gaget and Yohann Comte’s team will also be placing their bets on several market premieres: Two Mothers [+see also:
film profile] by Anne Fontaine (with Naomie Watts and Robin Wright), which just struck a chord at the Sundance festival, the satirical comedy Vive la France by and with Michaël Youn, the thriller Paris Countdown (article) by Edgar Marie and the romantic comedy The Brats by Anthony Marciano (with Max Boublil, Alain Chabat and Sandrine Kiberlain).
Finally, Gaumont’s range of post-production titles is brimming with promising assets such as the thriller Mea Culpa by Fred Cavayé (article - with Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche and Nadine Labaki), Belle and Sebastian by Nicolas Vanier (article – whose promo-reel will be presented), Me Myself and Mum (article) by Guillaume Gallienne (with Diane Kruger), the animated film The Magic Snow Flake by Luc Vinciguerra, T.S. Spivet (news) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Turning Tide by Christophe Offenstein (with François Cluzet and Guillaume Canet – article) and the highly anticipated Only God Forgives by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (with Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas).
(Translated from French)