Coccinelle Film Placement doubles up its offering
by Camillo De Marco
- CANNES 2015: The expanding sales hub is presenting two features and two docs in its line-up
After a successful winter that saw record sales for the documentary Grazing the Sky by Horacio Alcalà and the romantic comedy Remember me? [+see also:
film profile] by Rolando Ravello, Coccinelle Film Placement is poised to double its successful streak with two new narrative films and two new documentaries in its Cannes line-up.
Son of Mine [+see also:
film profile] by Remy van Heugten is an intense father-and-son social drama. Reminiscent of the Dardenne brothers’ films, this feature from the Netherlands premiered in competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January.
A Holy Venetian Family by Pietro Parolin is a black comedy from Italy that pays tribute to the “Italian-style Comedy” of former years.
Rounding off Coccinelle’s line-up are two TV documentaries directed by Alessandra Gigante and Fabio Andriola. In 2015, the year of a new Extraordinary Jubilee announced by Pope Francis, The Holy Shroud investigates emerging theories and sheds new light on the mystery surrounding the Turin Shroud.
Deepening the mystery, Coccinelle’s second doc, McCartney Code, explores the Beatles myth that has fascinated people around the world for decades: the legend that “Paul is dead”.
Francesca Breccia founded Coccinelle Film Placement in 2013. “Our business model is an answer to the changes in activity in the audiovisual market: it represents the new 2.0 era of film distribution,” she says.
Coccinelle is a hub for professionals in sales and acquisition working independently under the same umbrella, using the same brand. “So far, our network can rely on the sales and acquisition experience of Gaetano Maiorino (Rome/Paris) with his focus on narrative films, Sara Monacelli (Paris) with her expertise in documentaries, Jef Nuyts (Belgian, but living in Rome) with his knowledge of narrative films, and Setsu Higa (Japan) with her focus on both. Our network naturally also encompasses legal competencies, with Donatella Mugnano serving as a legal consultant.”