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GOLDEN GLOBES 2015 France

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France involved in nine nominations

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- The majority French production Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem and Alexandre Desplat are both in the running, while Pathé, Coproduction Office and Pyramide take centre stage

France involved in nine nominations
Composer Alexandre Desplat

While the most obvious French candidates (Marion Cotillard, Saint Laurent [+see also:
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Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
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]
) did not “make the cut” during the nominations for the 72nd Golden Globes, which will be handed out on 11 January 2015 by members of the foreign press working in Hollywood, the French film industry is nevertheless very well represented, with nine nominations, ranging from majority productions to co-productions, in addition to international sales.

Three out of the five titles nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-language Film have French involvement. Among them is Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem [+see also:
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by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz (read the review), a majority French production (together with Israel and Germany) headed by Elzévir Films (Marie Masmonteil), co-produced by Arte France Cinéma, backed by the Franco-German Co-production Mini-Treaty, pre-purchased by Canal+ and sold abroad by Films Distribution.

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Force Majeure [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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]
by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund (read the review and watch the interview with the filmmaker) is also nominated in this category; the title won the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, and was co-produced and is sold abroad by Société Parisienne de Production - Coproduction Office. Lastly, Pyramide International is selling the Russian movie Leviathan [+see also:
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by Andrey Zvyagintsev (winner of the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes), which is also in the running for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-language Film. 

The sales team at Pathé International can give itself a pat on the back, as it has racked up five nominations for two films in its line-up: four for Selma by Ava Duvernay (Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Actor for David Oyelowo and Best Original Song) and one for Pride [+see also:
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by Matthew Warchus (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy), which Pathé also co-produced via its British subsidiary.

Lastly, composer Alexandre Desplat has received his seventh nomination for the Golden Globe (which he won in 2007), thanks to his music for the US-British production The Imitation Game [+see also:
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, directed by Norway’s Morten Tyldum.

(Translated from French)

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