"All-star" menu for StudioCanal at the European Film Market
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Two Faces of January heads up a rich, all-star selection and will be presented at a special gala
In line with the group’s strategy, which consists of placing their hopes in international titles with very dense casts, the foreign sales team of StudioCanal will have quite a few advantages at the European Film Market at the 64th Berlinale (from 6 to 16 February 2014). Among these is the British-American-French feature film The Two Faces of January [+see also:
interview: Viggo Mortensen
film profile] by Hossein Amini (with Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst et Oscar Isaac heading up the cast), which will have its world première at a gala screening in the Berlinale Special section.
On the same programme we find the brilliant and successful Swedish film The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared [+see also:
film profile] by Felix Herngren (see article).
The line-up also includes the romantic comedy Man Up [+see also:
film profile] by the Brit Ben Palmer, which is currently being filmed with Simon Pegg and Lake Bell heading up the cast. And of note but still in pre-production is Our Kind of Traitor, by Susanna White, which is based on the eponymous John Le Carré novel and with Ewan McGregor heading up the cast.
The "films in production" category also has a significant presence, including the as-yet-unnamed feature film by the Englishman Stephen Frears, which focuses on the disgraced champion Lance Amstrong, Macbeth by Justin Kurzel (see article - with a cast including Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard) and even the animated film Shaun The Sheep by Richard Starzak and Mark Burton.
In Berlin, the StudioCanal sales team headed by Anna Marsh will also be working on a good array of titles that are in post-production, such as Paddington by Paul King (see news – whose cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, and which was released in the UK on 28 novembre 2014), the thriller The Gunman [+see also:
film profile] by the Frenchman Pierre Morel (with Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Jasmine Trinca et Idris Elba), Serena by Danish director Susanne Bier (with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Rhys Ifans) and El niño by Daniel Monzon (see article - with Luis Tosar, Sergi Lopez and Ian McShane heading up the cast).
Among the films screened at the market were the Spanish thriller Mindscape [+see also:
film profile] by Jorge Dorado , the romantic and dance-influenced comedy Cuban Fury by James Griffiths, the French comedy Relationship Status: It's Complicated by Manu Payet and Rodolphe Lauga) and the 3D animated film The House of Magic,by the Belgian Ben Stassen.
(Translated from French)