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Le Pacte pins its hopes on Wild Life and looks to the future

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- Jean Labadie’s company is releasing Cédric Kahn’s film across 158 screens and boasts a very attractive line-up for the coming months

Le Pacte pins its hopes on Wild Life and looks to the future
Wild Life by Cédric Kahn

“Choose a film, love it, fight for it.” Jean Labadie, a key figure in the world of arthouse film distribution in France, continues to forge a top-quality path through the French cinema landscape together with his company Le Pacte. This is obvious once again today with the release of Wild Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Cédric Kahn (read the review), which won the Special Jury Prize at San Sebastian. Produced by Les Films du Lendemain and co-produced by Les Films du Fleuve (the Belgian outfit owned by the Dardenne brothers), the feature, which has the excellent Mathieu Kassovitz in the lead role, is being brought out in 158 theatres. 

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Among Le Pacte’s forthcoming releases are Rec 4 Apocalypse [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jaume Balagueró
film profile
]
by Spaniard Jaume Balaguero (read the review – comes out on 12 November, in conjunction with The Jokers), A la vie [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann (read the review – 26 November) and five films revealed at Cannes in May: competition entry Timbuktu [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Abderrahmane Sissako (read the review – 10 December), the thriller Cold in July [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Jim Mickle (read the review – popular on the Croisette in the Directors’ Fortnight – hitting screens on 31 December), Queen and Country [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: John Boorman
film profile
]
by English director John Boorman (read the review – also unveiled in the Fortnight – in theatres on 7 January 2015), the already cult title Lost River by Ryan Gosling (which had its premiere in Un Certain Regard – released on 18 February with The Jokers) and the astounding Jauja [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Argentina’s Lisandro Alonso (read the review – release date still to be confirmed).

Also standing out on the line-up are Summer Nights [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mario Fanfani
film profile
]
by Mario Fanfani (which was screened at Venice Days – in cinemas on 28 January 2015), the amazing Vincent [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Thomas Salvador (read the review – 25 February), The Voices [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Marjane Satrapi (11 March) and several titles that have still not had their release dates confirmed, such as We Come as Friends [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper and Marshland [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
by Spaniard Alberto Rodriguez (which won the Best Actor and Best Cinematography Awards at San Sebastian).

Le Pacte is also looking to the future – among the other tricks up its sleeve are Mia Madre by Italy’s Nanni Moretti and The Tale of Tales by his fellow countryman Matteo Garrone (read the article), the documentary L'ennemi invisible [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Jonathan Littell, Je suis un soldat [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Laurent Larivière
film profile
]
by Laurent Larivière (read the article), and Et ta soeur? by Marion Vernoux.

Among the other films coming out in French theatres this Wednesday, we could highlight Stations of the Cross [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Dietrich Brüggemann
film profile
]
by German director Dietrich Brüggemann (winner of the Best Script Award at Berlin – Memento Films Distribution), the Irish-Canadian movie What If [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Michael Dowse (SND), Fevers [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Hicham Ayouch (La Vingt-Cinquième Heure), Félix et les Loups by Philippe Sisbane (Zelig Films Distribution), and the documentaries Fils de (directed by HPG and distributed by Capricci Films) and Fidaï [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
by Damien Ounouri (Les Films de L'Atalante).

(Translated from French)

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