26 titles on Gaumont’s Cannes slate
by Fabien Lemercier
- A wide array of potential sales are in sight, with movies such as Learn by Heart in the Critics’ Week and five other market world premieres
Gaumont’s international sales division will not be lacking in ammunition at the Film Market of the 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May 2015), with 26 films on its line-up (including two announcements still being kept under wraps). Six market world premieres are among the movies being showcased, and of these we could highlight Learn by Heart [+see also:
film profile] (read the article) by Mathieu Vadepied, which will bring the Critics’ Week to a close (set to be released in France on 16 September).
The other market world premieres on the Cannes menu are Belle and Sebastian, the Adventure Continues [+see also:
film profile] by Christian Duguay (read the article – out in France on 9 December), Florida [+see also:
film profile] by Philippe Le Guay (read the article – starring Jean Rochefort and Sandrine Kiberlain – released in France on 19 August), The Parisian Bitch [+see also:
film profile] by Eloïse Lang and Noémie Saglio (which got off to a great start, taking 517,000 admissions in its first week in theatres), Our Futures by Rémi Bezançon (read the article) and Cerise by Jérôme Enrico.
Cécile Gaget and Yohann Comte’s team will also be using promo reels to pre-sell Chocolat by Roschdy Zem (read the news – in post-production, with Omar Sy and James Thierrée toplining), Sophie's Misfortunes [+see also:
film profile] by Christophe Honoré (read the news – currently being shot), Courted by Christian Vincent (read the article – starring Fabrice Luchini and Danish actress Sidse Babet Knudsen), My Men by Emma Luchini (also starring Fabrice Luchini) and All Three of Us [+see also:
film profile] by Kheiron (who also acts in the film, alongside Leïla Bekhti and Zabou Breitman).
Standing out among the other titles on Gaumont’s slate are four films that are currently being shot: The Neon Demon [+see also:
Q&A: Nicolas Winding Refn
film profile] by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (read the news – sales shared with Wild Bunch – starring Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks), The Visitors: Bastille Day by Jean-Marie Poiré (starring Christian Clavier and Jean Reno), Up for Love [+see also:
film profile] by Laurent Tirard (a romantic comedy being filmed in Marseille, starring Oscar winner Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira) and the 3D animated feature Ballerina by Eric Warin and Eric Summer. Two titles in post-production are also being pre-sold: the sci-fi thriller Ares by Jean-Patrick Benes (read the article – toplined by Ola Rapace) and the animated Japanese movie The Boy and the Beast by Mamoru Hosoda.
(Translated from French)