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CANNES 2014 Market/Italy

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From the Palme d'Or to the Camera d’Or, an abundance of films bought for Italy

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- CANNES 2014: Among the finalised acquisitions from Italian companies is jury prize-winning, Mommy, Party Girl, and Abdellatif Kechiche’s next film

From the Palme d'Or to the Camera d’Or, an abundance of films bought for Italy
Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis

Lucky Red announced its latest acquisitions taken place during the last Cannes market: beyond the already announced Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep [+see also:
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by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, which will be distributed together with Parthénos, the distribution company belonging to Andrea Occhipinti has bought for the Italian market Retour A Ithaque by Laurent Cantet  (Palma d’Or in Cannes in 2008 with La Classe [+see also:
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), Sea of Trees by Gus Van Sant, Carol by Todd Haynes, The Secret Scripture [+see also:
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 by Jim Sheridan, Franny by Andrew Renzi, Cold in July by Dean Craig, Loomies Fargo by Jared Hess, Relatos Salvajes [+see also:
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,a comedy directed by Damian Szifron and produced by Pedro Almodovar, Coming Home by Zhang Yimou. Also announced were Saint Seiya, The Little Prince and Max Steel.

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Among the finalised acquisitions from Italian companies is jury award-winning Mommy by Xavier Dolan for Good Films by Seville International. Good Films also bought the rights for documentary Red Army by Gabe Polsky and the next film by Abdellatif Kechiche, La blessure, la vraie (provisional title), which is still in the project phase. Russian film Leviathan, winner in the best screenplay category, written by director Andrey Zvyagintsev with Oleg Negin was bought by Academy Two, which also added to its list Timbuktu [+see also:
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by Abderrahmane Sissako, in competition in Cannes; animation movie Minuscule – La vallée des fourmis perdues [+see also:
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by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo; Floridato be filmed this summer under the direction of Philippe Le Guay (Molière in bicicletta [+see also:
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);  Francofonia: Le Louvre Under German Occupation [+see also:
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by Aleksandr Sokurov.

BIM bought Foxcatcher by Bennett Miller, awarded for best director, and Party Girl [+see also:
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(selected in Un Certain Regard) directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, who were the recipients of the Camera d’Or for best debut. French box-office champion Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au bon Dieu [+see also:
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was bought by Italian International Film. Sales from the comedy directed by Philippe de Chauveron are curated by TF1 International

At the Cannes Marché, Nomad bought Jack [+see also:
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by Edward Berger, in competition at the Berlinale 64, Alexandre Castagnetti comedy Love is in the air [+see also:
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, sold by Kinology, and A coup sûr [+see also:
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by Delphine de Vigan, sold by Rezo Films International. Officine Ubu bought from Pyramide, Xenia by Panos H.Koutras, selected in the Un Certain Regard selection, and from Gaumont, Gemma Bovery by Anne Fontaine.

Three acquisitions for Wonder Pictures: from Doc & Film International, National Gallery [+see also:
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by Frederik Wiseman; from Content Film another documentary, Jimi: All is by My Side [+see also:
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by John Ridley about Jimi Hendrix; from Protagonist Pictures the British Irish mockumentary Frank [+see also:
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, directed by Lenny Abrahamson with Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. 

A Monster Calls by Spanish J.A. Bayona was among those films bought by the Leone Films Group from Summit-Lionsgate, together with The Last Face, directed by Sean Penn. Koch Media added to its list Asterix and The Mansion of the Gods, directed and staged by Alexandre Astier, added to two other titles from Cannes, The Rover by David Michôd and The Disappearance of Eleonor Rigby by Ned Benson

(Translated from Italian)

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