EFM: Pyramide riding on the Leviathan
by Fabien Lemercier
- With a line-up full to the brim with attractive post-production titles, including the upcoming film by Zvyagintsev, the French sales agent has been preparing for Cannes in Berlin
Since its return from the Berlinale, the French sales agent Pyramide International has unveiled an overview of its sales at the European Film Market. Standing out among the titles is Leviathan by Russian director Andreï Zvyagintsev, which is one of the most serious contenders in the competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May 2014) and has been pre-sold to the UK (Curzon), Spain (Golem), Poland (Against Gravity), Benelux (Lumière), Switzerland (Cineworx), the territories of the former Yugoslavia (MCF - Megacom Film), Greece (Seven Film), Turkey (Calinos Film) and Australia (Palace Entertainment).
In Berlin, the team chaired by Eric Lagesse and managed by Lucero Garzon also sold the documentary School of Babel [+see also:
film profile] by French director Julie Bertuccelli (screened at the EFM and to be released in French theatres by Pyramide on 12 March) to the UK and Ireland (New Wave Film), Italy (Kitchen Film), Benelux (Les Films de l'Elysée) and Switzerland (Agora Film).
Pyramide also has a good range of post-production gems, including Xenia by Greek director Panos Koutras, The Last Hammer Blow by Alix Delaporte (read the article – the second feature film by the director of Angèle and Tony [+see also:
film profile]) and High Society by Julie Lopes-Curval (starring Ana Girardot, Bastien Bouillon and Sergi Lopez), not to mention the debut features Mountain by Portuguese director João Salaviza (read the news), Hope by Boris Lojkine (see the article) and Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis (see the article).
(Translated from French)