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CANNES 2015 Market/France

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Three aces for Le Pacte

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- Some great deals are on the cards at Cannes with The Valley of Love in competition, Larivière in Un Certain Regard and Van Dormael in the Fortnight

Three aces for Le Pacte
I Am a Soldier by Laurent Larivière

Always finding itself in a very strong position on the Croisette, French international sales agent Le Pacte, managed by Jean Labadie, will hit the Film Market of the 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May 2015) with a rich and well-endowed line-up that includes a hopeful for the Palme d'Or: The Valley of Love [+see also:
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by French director Guillaume Nicloux (read the article). The film, which marks the on-screen reunion of Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu, will have its world premiere on Friday 22 May and will be released in French theatres by Le Pacte on 17 June.

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Le Pacte is also selling another title that has been accepted into the Official Selection: the Franco-Belgian co-production I Am a Soldier [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Larivière
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by Laurent Larivière (read the article – toplined by Louise Bourgoin), which will be officially unveiled in Un Certain Regard on Wednesday 20 May.

The sales team headed by Camille Neel will also be negotiating deals for The Brand New Testament [+see also:
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by Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael (read the news), which will have its world premiere on 17 May in the Directors' Fortnight.

The slate also includes a market world premiere for Half Sister, Full Love by Marion Vernoux (read the article) and a promo reel for Saint Amour [+see also:
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, the new movie by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern. Currently being shot, the seventh feature by the duo (following Aaltra, Avida [+see also:
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, Louise-Michel [+see also:
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interview: Benoît Jaubert
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, Mammuth [+see also:
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, Le Grand Soir [+see also:
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and Near Death Experience [+see also:
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) who are regulars at the major festivals brings together such names as Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste and Céline Sallette in the cast. Written by the directors, the story revolves around a livestock producer and his father, who set off on a voyage following the “wine trail” in France.

In terms of pre-sales, also standing out on the line-up is the film Face Down [+see also:
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by Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev (read the article – toplined by Melvil Poupaud), currently in post-production.

Le Pacte, which will itself take charge of bringing out Nicloux’s, Larivière’s and Van Dormael’s movies in French theatres, will also distribute a number of other films on the line-up of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in France: Tale of Tales [+see also:
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Q&A: Matteo Garrone
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by Italian director Matteo Garrone (in official competition and co-produced by Jean Labadie’s company – released in France on 1 July), My Golden Years [+see also:
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by Arnaud Desplechin, which will be presented in the Directors’ Fortnight (released in France on 20 May), and the Palestinian feature Dégradé [+see also:
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by Arab and Tarzan Nasser, which will be in competition in the Critics’ Week.

(Translated from French)

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