To Kill a Man sparkles in Arizona’s showcase
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Paris-based production and distribution company has garnered more awards for its films and is releasing the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner in theatres
Stringing together their successes at international festivals with almost metronome-like regularity, Arizona Productions (managed by Guillaume de Seille) and Arizona Distribution (headed by Bénédicte Thomas) will release To Kill a Man [+see also:
film profile] by Chilean director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras in 16 French cinemas tomorrow. Having won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Contemporary Cinema section at the Sundance Festival, the feature also walked away with the Film Critics’ Award at Rotterdam, a Special Mention at the Art Film Fest and the top prize at IndieLisboa.
On 3 December, another of the outfit’s co-productions will be hitting French screens: Corn Island [+see also:
interview: George Ovashvili
film profile] by Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili (read the review and watch the video interview with the director), which won the Crystal Globe for Best Film at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Arizona has also recently co-produced Song of My Mother [+see also:
interview: Erol Mintaş
film profile] (read the review), the feature debut by Kurdish director Erol Mintas, which was victorious at Sarajevo, taking home the Best Film and Best Actor Awards. Interestingly, at CineLink, the market at the Sarajevo Festival, Georgia’s Nana Ekvtimishvili and Germany’s Simon Gross were crowned with the Eurimages Award for Best Project for My Happy Family, a film that Arizona is involved with, just as it was with the duo’s previous movie, In Bloom [+see also:
interview: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simo…
Among the other co-productions that turned out to be big hits for Arizona over the summer, we could highlight Los hongos [+see also:
film profile] by Colombian filmmaker Oscar Ruiz Navia, which won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno and was selected in the Discovery section at Toronto.
(Translated from French)