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CANNES 2015 Official Selection

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Four majority French productions in Un Certain Regard

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- Disorder, I Am a Soldier, Lamb and The Other Side will feature in the showcase, together with eight minority co-productions

Four majority French productions in Un Certain Regard
Matthias Schoenaerts in Maryland

True to its commitment to diversity and to favouring quality arthouse cinema from all over the globe, France is involved in 12 out of the 19 feature films selected in Un Certain Regard (read the article and the news) at the 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May 2015), with four majority productions and eight minority ones.

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Two young French filmmakers will be on the line-up. Alice Winocour, who turned a lot of heads with Augustine [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
 (Cannes Critics’ Week 2012 and nominated for the César Award for Best Debut in 2013), will be present with her second feature, Disorder [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alice Winocour
film profile
]
 (read the article). Starring Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts and German actress Diane Kruger, the film was produced by Isabelle Madelaine for Dharamsala and by Emilie Tisné for Darius Films for a budget of €4.85 million, including a co-production by France 3 Cinéma, pre-purchases by Canal+ and Ciné+, and an advance on receipts from the CNC. The French theatrical release will be handled by Mars Distribution, while international sales are managed by Indie Sales

Laurent Larivière will unveil his feature debut, the Franco-Belgian co-production I Am a Soldier [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Laurent Larivière
film profile
]
 (read the article), starring Louise Bourgoin in the lead role. Produced by Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller for Mon Voisin Productions for a budget of €3.36 million, I Am a Soldier was co-produced by Hubert Toint for Belgian outfit Saga Film. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature was also backed by the CNC’s advance on receipts and by Eurimages. Distribution in France and international sales will be handled by Le Pacte.

Two other majority French productions will be present: the Franco-Italian co-production The Other Side [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto Minervini
film profile
]
 by Roberto Minervini (read the article – executive-produced by Agat Films, sales by Doc & Film International) and Lamb [+see also:
trailer
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 by Ethiopian director Yared Zeleke, produced by Laurent Lavolé for Gloria Films Production with Germany for a budget of €1.34 million and sold abroad by Films Distribution

Eight minority French co-productions will also be on the Un Certain Regard programme: The Treasure [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
film profile
]
 by Romania’s Corneliu Porumboiu (read the news – co-produced by Les Films du Worso and Rouge International – sales by Wild Bunch) and One Floor Below [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Radu Muntean
film profile
]
 by his fellow countryman Radu Muntean (read the news – 17% co-produced by France via Les Films de l'Après-Midi together with Romania, Germany and Sweden), An [+see also:
trailer
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 by Japanese director Naomi Kawase and Journey to the Shore [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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 by her fellow countryman Kiyoshi Kurosawa (both films co-produced by Comme des Cinémas and sold by MK2 International), Cemetery of Splendour [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (co-produced by Ana Sanders Films with England, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea), Alias Maria [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Colombia’s José Luis Rugeles Gracia (an Axxon Films co-production – sales by Urban Distribution International), The Chosen Ones [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by David Pablos, (co-produced with Mexico by Manny Films) and Masaan [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Indian director Neeraj Ghaywan (co-produced by Macassar Production and Arte France Cinéma with India and the United Kingdom).

(Translated from French)

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