Europa Cinemas Label for Love at First Fight at the Fortnight
by Fabien Lemercier
- CANNES 2014: The feature debut by Thomas Cailley has been crowned Best European Film at the Directors' Fortnight and has snagged three additional awards
The young French director Thomas Cailley has had a very fine start to his career, having won a veritable wealth of awards for his feature debut, Love at First Fight [+see also:
interview: Thomas Cailley
film profile] (read the review), unveiled at the 46th Directors' Fortnight of the 67th Cannes Festival. Having won the Fipresci Prize in the parallel sections (read the news), the film has also made off with the Europa Cinemas Label, awarded by a jury of exhibitors to the best European film at the Fortnight, where it also picked up the SACD Prize and the Art Cinema Award.
Starring Adèle Haenel and Kevin Azaïs, Love at First Fight – which was produced by Pierre Guyard for Nord-Ouest Films, was pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, and received backing from the CNC's advance on receipts, the Aquitaine region, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and the Sofica Cofimage – will be distributed in France by Haut et Court on 20 August and is sold internationally by Bac Films.
(Translated from French)