A productive Cannes for Pyramide International
by Fabien Lemercier
- CANNES 2014: Eric Lagesse and Lucero Garzon’s team saw great sales for Leviathan, Party Girl and Xenia
Having turned up at the Marché du Film of the 67th Cannes Festival with strong prospects (read the interview with Eric Lagesse), the French sales agent Pyramide International has pulled off a tremendous feat, reaping a veritable harvest of deals.
Leviathan by Russian director Andreï Zvyagintsev, awarded Best Screenplay on the Cannes prize list, was purchased on the Croisette for the United States and Canada (Sony Pictures Classics), Italy (Academy Two), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Portugal (Leopardo Filmes), Bulgaria (AZT Fest Ltd), Turkey, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Mexico. These deals are in addition to the pre-purchases made for the United Kingdom and Ireland (Curzon), Spain (Golem), Poland (Against Gravity), Hungary (Cirko Film), the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Filmeurope), Greece (Seven), Switzerland (Cineworx), the Benelux (Lumière), the countries of the former Yugoslavia (MGC Megacom), Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. The film will be distributed in France by Pyramide.
The team headed by Lucero Garzon also did some impressive business with Party Girl [+see also:
interview: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire B…
film profile] by the trio of French directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis (read the review and the interview with the filmmakers). Having won the Caméra d'Or and been honoured with the Ensemble Acting Prize in Un Certain Regard, this feature debut (produced by Elzévir Films) has already been sold for Italy (Bim), Spain (Karma Films), Denmark (Ost for Paradis), the Benelux (A-Film), Switzerland (First Hand Films), Greece (Rosebud), Israel, Canada, Taiwan and Mexico.
Also of note was the flying start to sales for Xenia [+see also:
interview: Panos H. Koutras
film profile] by Greek director Panos H Koutras (read the review and the interview with the filmmaker), unveiled in Un Certain Regard and purchased for the United Kingdom and Ireland (Peccadillo Pictures), Germany (Pro-Fun Media), Italy (Officine UBU), the countries of the former Yugoslavia (Radar), Mexico, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
(Translated from French)