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A red, white and blue wave engulfs the AFM

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- 24 French international sales agents have a date at the market in California, unspooling from 4-11 November

A red, white and blue wave engulfs the AFM
A photo taken during the shoot for Fast Convoy by Frédéric Schoendoerffer (© Claire Nicol/Commission du Film-Rhône-Alpes)

Just ten days after the French Association of Film Exporters (ADEF) published a white paper looking in detail at the dynamic attitude and key role of this sector in terms of ensuring the overall economic health of the French film industry (read the news), the sellers are just about to get stuck back into some practical work at the AFM (American Film Market – 4-11 November 2015), where 24 French companies will be hard at work.

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Among the premieres, Indie Sales will be unveiling the thriller Fast Convoy [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Frédéric Schoendoerffer (read the article), TF1 International will screen the comedy All Gone South [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Nicolas Benamou and Philippe Lacheau, and Other Angle Pictures will be pinning its hopes on the fantasy film House of Time by Jonathan Helpert (starring Pierre Deladonchamps and Esther Comar in a story about a trip through a rift in the space-time continuum). 

MK2 International will be negotiating sales for such titles as Personal Shopper [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Artemio Benki
interview: Olivier Assayas
film profile
]
 by Olivier Assayas, which has just started shooting (read the article), A Woman's Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Stéphane Brizé
film profile
]
by Stéphane Brizé (in production – read the news), and a number of films in post-production, including M by Sara Forestier (read the article), and Lost in Paris [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
film profile
]
by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (read the article).

Bac Films will be pre-selling Like Crazy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Paolo Virzì
film profile
]
by Italy’s Paolo Virzi (read the news) and A Bun in the Oven [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Nadège Loiseau (read the article).

Standing out particularly on Pathé International’s slate is Viceroy's House [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, a feature by Gurinder Chadha currently in production (starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson).

Besides the star attraction, Planetarium [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
film profile
]
 (read the news), Kinology will be kicking off pre-sales for Money by Gela Babluani (read the article).

Le Pacte will be banking on such movies as Saint Amour [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by the eccentric duo Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern, and Irreplacable [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Thomas Lilti (article), which will be ready next February, as well as Team Spirit [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Christophe Barratier (read the article), which is also in post-production.

Other firms that will be making their presence felt in Santa Monica include Films Distribution, Gaumont, StudioCanal, Memento Films International, UDI, Wide Management (with Two Nights till Morning by Mikko Kupiranen, among others), SND, The Bureau Sales, Alfama Films, Versatile, Funny Balloons (with its co-production Neruda [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Pablo Larrain, the shoot for which began this summer), Elle Driver, Artedis and WTFilms, not to mention EuropaCorp and its line-up of English-language blockbusters (including the project Kursk by Martin Zandvliet, Ms Sloane by John Madden, toplined by Jessica Chastain, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Luc Besson), and the always electrifying Wild Bunch, which will be launching pre-sales for such films as The First the Last [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bouli Lanners
film profile
]
by Belgian director Bouli Lanners (read the article) and Sex Doll [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Sylvie Verheyde (see the article).

(Translated from French)

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