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Memento selling Marguerite, a contender for the Golden Lion

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- Its line-up also features A Monster With A Thousand Heads, which will open the Orizzonti section at Venice before the company sets sail for Toronto

Memento selling Marguerite, a contender for the Golden Lion
Marguerite by Xavier Giannoli

Having been absent from the Lido for the past few years, French international sales company Memento Films is making a comeback for the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (2-12 September 2015) with two films in the official selection. One of these is the stunning Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
by French director Xavier Giannoli (read news article), a Franco-Belgian-Czech co-production coordinated by Fidélité Films which will have its global premiere on Friday 4 September and will be released in French theatres by Memento on 16 September.

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The Memento team, headed up by Emilie Georges and managed by Tanja Meissner, will also be presenting A Monster With A Thousand Heads at Venice, the new film by Mexican filmmaker Rodrigo Plá (who won the award for Best Feature Film at the 2007 Venice Film Festival with La zona [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and participated in the Berlin Film Festival Forum in 2012 with The Delay [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), which will open the Orizzonti section. The film tells the story of a woman trying desperately to save the life of her husband by getting him the medical treatment he needs to survive, launching an attack on a corrupt and negligent insurance company and pulling herself and her son into a dizzying spiral of violence. The film will notably have a private market screening at the Toronto Film Festival (10-20 September).

After gracing the Venetian Lido, Memento Films International will head to Canada, with three films in its line-up in different sections of the Toronto Film Festival: Cannes competitor Louder than Bombs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier (read the review and interview), the Berlin Film Festival’s award-winning film Body [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
film profile
]
by Polish filmmaker Malgorzata Szumowska (read the review and interview), which will be screened in Special Presentations, and James White by American director Josh Mond (who won the Audience Award in the Next section of the Sundance Film Festival and was screened in competition at this year’s Locarno Film Festival) in the Discovery section. In Toronto, Memento will also organise a screening for buyers of documentary The Propaganda Game [+see also:
trailer
interview: Álvaro Longoria
film profile
]
 by Spanish filmmaker Alvaro Longoria, which goes over the North Korean system with a fine tooth comb and will have its global premiere in the Zabaltegi section of the San Sebastian Film Festival (18-26 September).

The Memento team will also use Venice and Toronto to carry on pre-selling three attractive films currently in post-production: News From Planet Mars [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Dominik Moll (see news article – with the help of a promo reel), Mexican-French co-production The Darkness [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
by Mexican director Daniel Castro Zimbrón (with the help of the storyline and a teaser trailer) and Australian-German feature film Berlin Syndrome by Cate Shortland. That’s without, of course, forgetting the highly anticipated Slack Bay [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Bruno Dumont
film profile
]
by Bruno Dumont (see news article – still in production, with a cast featuring Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi).

(Translated from French)

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