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TORONTO 2015 France

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Eight titles being showcased for Films Distribution at Toronto

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- The Paris-based international sales agent is riding a powerful wave and has just added Before Dawn to its rich Toronto line-up

Eight titles being showcased for Films Distribution at Toronto
Bang Gang by Eva Husson

Currently on a hot streak after a rapturous spring at the Cannes Film Market, French international sales agent Films Distribution has touched down in North America, making confident strides at the 40th Toronto Film Festival with eight titles from its slate being showcased across various sections of the Canadian gathering.

Standing out particularly are Bang Gang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Eva Husson
film profile
]
by Eva Husson (read the article), which is battling it out in the new competitive Platform section, and Mountain [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Yaelle Kayam
film profile
]
by Israeli director Yaelle Kayam (co-produced by Denmark), which has just had its world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival and will be screened in the Discovery sidebar.

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The line-up of Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon’s team also includes the two splendid Cannes competitors Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
by Hungarian director László Nemes (which won the Grand Prix on the Croisette and has already been sold all over the world) and My Mother [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile
]
by Italy’s Nanni Moretti, which are on the Special Presentations programme at Toronto. Another title unveiled at Cannes, the Franco-German feature Lamb [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Ethiopian filmmaker Yared Zeleke, is included on the Contemporary World Cinema menu, where Films Distribution will be pinning its hopes on three other trump cards: Campo Grande by Brazilian director Sandra Kogut (co-produced by France via Gloria Films), which will be having its world premiere; Last Cab to Darwin by Australia’s Jeremy Sims (international premiere); and My Internship in Canada by Philippe Falardeau.

At Toronto, Films Distribution will also be negotiating deals for the other films on its packed line-up, to which Maria Schrader’s Before Dawn [+see also:
trailer
interview: Maria Schrader
film profile
]
has just been added. This feature in post-production reconstructs the years that famous author Stefan Zweig spent in exile (Zweig is played by Josef Hader, who is flanked by Barbara Sukowa). Staged by German outfit X-Filme Creative Pool, the film is being co-produced by another German firm, Dor Film, and by French companies Maha Productions and Idéale Audience.

Among the other titles on the slate, we should mention Agnus Dei [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lou de Laâge
film profile
]
by Anne Fontaine (read the article), Dark Inclusion (Diamant noir [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arthur Harari
film profile
]
) by Arthur Harari (read the article), The Beginners by Italian director Claudio Cupellini, Looking for Her [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Ounie Lecomte (read the news) and the German-Lebanese feature Halal Love [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Assad Fouladkar, all in post-production. Some of the firm’s finished movies include The Guilbies [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Arthur Delaire and Quentin Reynaud, Des apaches [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Nassim Amaouche, and the Cannes-selected Taklub by Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza.

(Translated from French)

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