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Pyramide is buzzing with activity

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- Standing out on the company’s slate are two Venice-selected titles and four films being showcased at Toronto, including Eva Doesn't Sleep, a future competitor at San Sebastian

Pyramide is buzzing with activity
Eva Doesn't Sleep by Pablo Agüero

French sales agent Pyramide International has a tantalising post-summer line-up. The firm is currently hard at work at the market of the 72nd Venice Film Festival, where two films have been unveiled as world premieres: Mountain [+see also:
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by Portuguese director Joao Salaviza (read the news – co-produced by French outfit Les Films de l'après-midi) in the Critics’ Week and Early Winter by Australia’s Michael Rowe (watch the video interview) in the Venice Days.

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The team headed up since August by its new sales manager, Agathe Valentin (previously of Films du Losange), is getting ready to switch continents and head to the Toronto Film Festival, which will kick off next Thursday. There, Pyramide will be negotiating for its two Venice titles (with market screenings) and for four other movies accepted into the various sections. The schedule includes the world premiere of Eva Doesn't Sleep [+see also:
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by Argentinian director Pablo Agüero (read the news – co-produced by France via JBA, Argentina and Spain), which will be presented in the Wavelengths section. Having already been pre-purchased for over 15 countries, the film will then take part in the official competition of the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival (18-26 September).

In Canada, within the Special Presentations section, Pyramide will also be pinning its hopes on the North American premiere of Summertime [+see also:
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by Catherine Corsini (revealed at Locarno, in the Piazza Grande), while the TIFF Docs programme will host the world premiere of the documentary Je suis Charlie [+see also:
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by Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte, and the Berlinale-awarded The Pearl Button [+see also:
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by Patricio Guzman will feature in the Masters programme.

And the slate of the company managed by Eric Lagesse is certainly not lacking in ammunition for the future, either, as it can boast three titles in post-production: This Summer Feeling [+see also:
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interview: Mikhaël Hers
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by French director Mikhaël Hers (read the article), Les Ogres [+see also:
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 by his fellow countrywoman Léa Fehner (read the article) and the Franco-Mexican co-production The Empty Box by Claudia Saint-Luce. In addition to these, there are a number of movies in production on the firm’s line-up, such as the Franco-Swiss feature Moka [+see also:
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 by Frédéric Mermoud (read the article – starring Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye in the lead roles), the Egyptian-French co-production Clash [+see also:
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 by Mohamed Diab and the documentary Le prince de Nothingwood [+see also:
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by Sonia Kronlund (produced by Paris-based outfit Gloria Films).

Also arriving on Pyramide’s slate are two titles in pre-production: 7 horas by Chema Rodriguez (a film that will delve to the heart of the Guatemalan Civil War in the 1980s – produced by Spain’s Iconica and France’s Noodles Production) and A Violent Life [+see also:
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 by Thierry de Peretti (produced by Les Films Velvet), the second opus by a filmmaker who turned a lot of heads in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2013 with his feature debut, Les Apaches [+see also:
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. Finally, Pyramide will also be making the most of these myriad showcase opportunities and international markets to top off the sales for the Cannes selections Fatima [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Faucon
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]
by Philippe Faucon and Land and Shade [+see also:
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]
by César Augusto Acevedo.

(Translated from French)

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