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Forbidden love and loneliness from Picture Tree International at the EFM

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- With the Panorama opening film Blue Blood and the Generation drama You’re Ugly Too, Picture Tree International is presenting a strong line-up at the European Film Market

Forbidden love and loneliness from Picture Tree International at the EFM
Blue Blood by Lírio Ferreira

Dysfunctional families are an issue in several films that Picture Tree International (PTI) is going to present at the upcoming European Film Market, which will open its doors on 5 February in Berlin. Among the Berlin-based international sales agent’s top titles is the Panorama opening film, Blue Blood (Sangue Azul) by Lírio Ferreira, which won awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. In this drama, a young boy who is attracted to his sister is sent away by his mother; he then joins a travelling circus, where he becomes an artist. Twenty years later, he comes back to see his sister.

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You’re Ugly Too by Mark Noonan, a participant in the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011, is to be presented as a world premiere in the festival’s Generation Kplus competition. In this drama starring Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Calvary [+see also:
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interview: John Michael McDonagh
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]
, The Dark Knight Rises [+see also:
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), a man is released from prison on compassionate leave so that he can take care of his niece following the death of her mother. Struggling to live with one another, they attempt to establish some semblance of family life in a trailer park somewhere in the Irish Midlands.

The unorthodox love story Mammal [+see also:
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by Rebecca Daly, which is produced by Macdara Kelleher for Fastnet, is still in post-production, and stars Academy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths as a woman who is grieving over her son and develops a relationship with a young homeless person. Simon Rouby’s poetic tale Adama [+see also:
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, about a boy’s odyssey as he searches for his brother, is in production. One other title in production is A Heavy Heart [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Stuber
film profile
]
, the new drama by Student Academy Award winner Thomas Stuber (Herbert), which will be released in Germany by Senator Film Verleih.

Further titles in PTI’s EFM line-up include the Swiss youth drama Chrieg [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Simon Jaquemet
film profile
]
by Simon Jaquemet, Daniel Augusto’s feature debut, Não pare na pista – A melhor história de Paulo Coelho [+see also:
trailer
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]
, the Austrian-Swiss screwball comedy Therapy for a Vampire [+see also:
trailer
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]
by David Ruehm (The Escape), the documentary Electroboy [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by award-winning director Marcel Gisler (Rosie [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, Fögi Is a Bastard), the German action-comedy Not My Day [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Peter Thorwarth (Bang Boom Bang) and the Locarno entry A Hitman’s Solitude Before the Shot [+see also:
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]
by Florian Mischa Böder (Nichts geht mehr).

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