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Asghar Farhadi’s upcoming film and Midwife for Memento

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- The pre-sales have kicked off for the next film by the Iranian maestro as well as the new movie by Martin Provost, starring Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve

Asghar Farhadi’s upcoming film and Midwife for Memento
Director Asghar Farhadi

French sales agent Memento Films International can boast a five-star line-up at the 18th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris (14-18 January – read the article). The team headed up by Emilie Georges and managed by Tanja Meissner is launching pre-sales for the seventh feature [+see also:
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, which is currently untitled, by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who has such titles as About Elly (winner of the Best Director Award at Berlin in 2009), A Separation (winner of the Golden Bear at the 2011 Berlinale and the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film in 2012) and The Past [+see also:
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(winner of the Best Actress Award at Cannes in 2013) to his credit. Memento, a trusted partner of the filmmaker’s, will co-produce his new opus (with production being handled by the director’s own company), the plot of which is being kept under wraps. It has been announced as being in production (with a cast including Taraneh Aliddosti and Shahab Hosseni) and will be ready next spring.

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Also hitting Memento’s slate is Midwife, which will be the sixth feature by Martin Provost (the winner of seven César Awards, including Best Film in 2009 with Séraphine [+see also:
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, also particularly popular with Violette [+see also:
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), a film in pre-production set to star Catherine Deneuve (popular recently in Standing Tall [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
film profile
]
and The Brand New Testament [+see also:
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interview: Jaco van Dormael
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]
), Catherine Frot (who turned a lot of heads at Venice in Marguerite [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
) and Olivier Gourmet. Written by the director, the story revolves around a very gifted and extremely conscientious midwife who sees her late father’s extravagant and light-minded ex-wife reappear in her life, 30 years after she went missing. Produced by Fidélité Films/Curiosa Films, the feature will be co-produced by France 3 Cinéma and Belgian outfit Versus. It should start shooting next spring.

Next week, at the Sundance Film Festival (21-31 January 2016), Memento will have an ace up its sleeve when The Free World by Jason Lee is unveiled in the US Dramatic Competition section; the US production stars Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss and Octavia Spencer.

Its line-up also includes News from Planet Mars [+see also:
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by Dominik Moll (read the article – starring François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne, Veerle Baetens and Léa Drucker – set to be released in France on 9 March) and, in post-production, the eagerly awaited Slack Bay [+see also:
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Q&A: Bruno Dumont
film profile
]
by Bruno Dumont (read the news – starring Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi – scheduled for a French release on 11 May 2016), the Australian-German co-production Berlin Syndrome by Cate Shortland and the Mexican-French co-production The Darkness [+see also:
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]
by Daniel Castro Zimbrón.

(Translated from French)

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