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CANNES 2015 Market/France

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UDI shows off Alias Maria

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- Selected in Un Certain Regard, the film is being sold by the Paris-based outfit that has also added the upcoming film by Ariel Rotter to its line-up

UDI shows off Alias Maria
Alias Maria by José Luis Rugeles Gracia

In keeping with its openness to the world’s film industries, French sales agent Urban Distribution International (UDI) will be negotiating deals for Alias Maria [+see also:
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 by José Luis Rugeles Gracia at the Film Market of the 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May 2015). The feature, which will be unveiled in Un Certain Regard and was produced by Colombia, Argentina and France, revolves around Maria, a 13-year-old guerrilla fighter who has to accomplish a mission with three other child soldiers: taking their commander’s newborn baby to the safety of the city. But Maria has a secret: she is pregnant, and having a child is forbidden in the world of guerrilla warfare...

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On the Croisette, UDI will also be kicking off pre-sales for Incident Light by Ariel Rotter, whose last opus, The Other [+see also:
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, took home two awards from Berlin in 2007 (the Grand Prix and the Best Actor Award). Currently in post-production, the film produced by Argentina, France and Uruguay recounts the misfortunes of a woman who has lost her husband in an accident and who becomes infatuated with a charming stranger...

At the Cannes market, the company headed by Frédéric Corvez will screen the French animated film Long Way North [+see also:
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by Rémi Chayé (read the article) and the British feature Hector [+see also:
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interview: Jake Gavin
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]
by Jake Gavin (starring Peter Mullan and Gina McKee in the leads).

Also landing on the firm’s slate is another British title, Burn Burn Burn [+see also:
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by Chanya Button (in post-production), which sees two friends (Laura Carmichael and Chloe Pirrie) acting as escorts for the ashes of a young, 29-year-old man whom they loved like a brother and who left them a video containing some very specific instructions. During this road movie passing through London, Stonehenge, Cardiff, York and Ben Lomond, the duo will have to make a great many decisions – choices that only the deceased would have been able to help the young women to make.

Lastly of note, and still among the films in post-production, is the crime drama The Endless River [+see also:
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 by South African director Oliver Hermanus (with French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle among the cast).

(Translated from French)

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