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CANNES 2014 Market/France

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Wild Bunch to hit the Croisette running

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- Four contenders for the Palme d’Or, three other titles selected on the Croisette and an innovative line-up of great depth

Wild Bunch to hit the Croisette running
Abdellatif Kechiche

In line with previous editions, the French international sales company Wild Bunch will be coming to the Marché du Film of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival well equipped. Its line-up features four films in the running for a Palme d’Or: Two Days, One Night [+see also:
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by Belgians Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Search [+see also:
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Q&A: Michel Hazanavicius
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by French Michel Hazanavicius, Adieu au langage [+see also:
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by Swiss Jean-Luc Godard and Jimmy’s Hall [+see also:
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Q&A: Ken Loach
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 by British Ken Loach.

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Three more titles in their international premiere in Cannes are also worth noting: Coming Home by Chinese Zhang Yimou (out-of-competition) and American Russian documentary Red Army by Gabe Polsky (special screening) in the official selection, and a Japanese animation film The Tale of Princess Kaguya by Isao Takahata during Directors’ Fortnight.

Wild Bunch has already made a number of pre-Cannes announcements. Part of its line-up is The Real Wound by Abdellatif Kechiche (Palme d'Or last year with Adele: Chapters 1&2 [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
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). In the works for next summer with Gérard Depardieu in the cast is the sixth feature-length film by François Bégaudeau, who will tell the story of the misadventures of a French Tunisian teenager on holiday close to losing her virginity. 

Among the new projects in pre-sales are English-language Love by Gaspar Noé (IrréversibleEnter the Void [+see also:
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) filming for which will start next month, Three Memories of Childhood by French Arnaud DesplechinStrangerland [+see also:
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 by Australian Kim Farrant (co-produced by Ireland, starring Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes), a feature film as yet untitled by Dutch Paul Verhoeven who will be adapting Oh... by Philippe Djian, Gentlemen by Swedish Mikael MarcimainSpring Breakers: The Second Coming by Swedish Jonas Akerlund (based on the screenplay by Scottish Irvine Welsh), French animation production Le Petit Prince by American Mark Osborne (which will come out in 2015) and Blood Father starring Mel Gibson.

As for the market, Wild Bunch has a media event with Welcome To New York [+see also:
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 by American Abel Ferrara (inspired by the DSK case and with Depardieu in the main role), which will be revealed on 17 May on the Croisette and will be launched on the same day in France exclusively via video-on-demand. Making their first steps in the market, Nicholas on Holidays by Laurent TirardBodybuilder by Roschdy Zem (article), French Dolls by Katia Lewkowicz (article) and White Bird in a Blizzard by Gregg Araki. Another six films will be screened at the market, including Dans la cour [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Martin
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 by Pierre Salvadori and Open Windows [+see also:
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interview: Nacho Vigalondo
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]
 by Nacho Vigalondo.

Finally, among the titles in post-production pre-sold by Wild Bunch, worth mentioning are Wolf Totem by French Jean-Jacques AnnaudLa rançon de la gloire by French Xavier BeauvoisThe World of Kanako by Japanese Tetsuya NakashimaThe Smell of Us by American Larry Clark and Miss Julie by Norwegian Liv Ullman.

(Translated from French)

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