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BERLIN 2015 Market/France

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Films Distribution heads to the EFM

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- Featuring on the company’s slate are The Summer of Sangaile in the Panorama, An Italian Name as a market premiere and several upcoming titles including Agnus Dei and Mia madre

Films Distribution heads to the EFM
A still from The Summer of Sangaile

The phenomenon of European expansion has really done wonders for French international sales agent Films Distribution this year: much to its satisfaction, it has seen its German subsidiary Films Boutique rack up three hopefuls for the Golden Bear at the 65th Berlinale (5-15 February 2015) on its (independently managed) line-up, with features by Peter Greenaway (Eisenstein in Guanajuato [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Peter Greenaway
film profile
]
), Alexey German (Under Electric Clouds [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Sabu (Chasuke's Journey [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
). 

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But that will not stop Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon’s team from working on its own behalf at the European Film Market, particularly with The Summer of Sangaile [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alanté Kavaïté
film profile
]
by Alanté Kavaïté, which has been selected in the Panorama section of the German festival. A co-production between France, Lithuania and the Netherlands, the feature has just had its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic section at Sundance (read the review and the interview). 

Films Distribution has also announced the addition of the comedy An Italian Name [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Francesca Archibugi (read the article) to its slate, a transalpine remake of the French hit Le prénom [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
. Starring Alessandro Gassman, Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Rocco Papaleo and Micaela Ramazzotti, the feature released by Lucky Red last week in Italian theatres will be screened as a market premiere at Berlin.

Pre-sales will also get under way for Agnus Dei [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lou de Laâge
film profile
]
by Anne Fontaine (read the article from 7 January), currently being shot in Poland with a cast including Lou de Laâge, Vincent Macaigne, Agata Buzek and Agata Kulezsza. And nor is the line-up lacking in upcoming titles in post-production, such as Mia Madre [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile
]
 by Nanni Moretti (news), Diamant noir [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arthur Harari
film profile
]
by Arthur Harari (read the article), Des Apaches [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Nassim Amaouche (read the article), Looking for Her [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Ounie Lecomte (read the article), Bang Gang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Eva Husson
film profile
]
 (working title) by Eva Husson (article), Halal Love [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Assad FouladkarLast Cab to Darwin by Jeremy Sims, My Internship in Canada by Philippe Falardeau and Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
 by Laszlo Nemes (article).

At the Berlin-based market, Films Distribution will also be screening the investigative thriller The Clearstream Affair by Vincent Garenq (read the article – released in France on 11 February), Qu'Allah bénisse la France [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Ab Al Malik (winner of the Fipresci Prize at Toronto and nominated for the César Awards for Best Debut Film and Most Promising Actor in 2015), Young Tiger [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Cyprien Vial (a feature debut that has had a very warm welcome from the French press – read the article), the enthralling The Man from Oran [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Lyes Salem (read the news) and Chubby [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by the Swiss-Belgian director Bruno Deville (read the review).

(Translated from French)

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