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Films Distribution springs into action at Sundance

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- Agnus Dei and Halal Love (and Sex) are on the Paris-based international sales agent’s line-up in Park City

Films Distribution springs into action at Sundance
Agnus Dei by Anne Fontaine

Fresh from the nomination for the upcoming Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film obtained by László Nemes Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
, a feature that it has managed to sell all around the world, French international sales agent Films Distribution is arriving at the Sundance Film Festival, which gets under way today, with a considerable appetite. 

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In Park City, Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon’s team will be pinning its hopes on two trump cards: the Franco-Polish-Belgian co-production Agnus Dei [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lou de Laâge
film profile
]
by Anne Fontaine (read the article), which will have its world premiere on Saturday in the Premieres section, and Halal Love (and Sex) [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Assad Fouladkar (produced by Lebanon, Germany and the United Arab Emirates), which is taking part in the World Cinema Dramatic competition.

For the record, France is also represented in the World Cinema Dramatic competition by two minority co-productions: Belgica [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Artemio Benki, Sylvie Leray
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
film profile
]
by Felix van Groeningen (co-produced by Pyramide Productions) and Much Ado About Nothing [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Chilean director
Alejandro Fernández Almendras (co-produced by Arizona Productions). Meanwhile, Les Films du Poisson can count two titles on the line-up in the Documentary sections: The Settlers [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Israel’s Shimon Dotan in competition and Eat That Question-Frank Zappa in His Own Words [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Germany’s Thorsten Schütte, which is on the menu in Premieres.

Also of note are two minority French titles on the Premieres programme, with Love & Friendship [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by US director Whit Stillman (co-produced by Chic Films and Arte France Cinéma) and Frank & Lola by his fellow countryman Matthew M Ross (starring Emmanuelle Devos – co-produced by Fulldawa), and two others in the Spotlight section: The Lobster [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
film profile
]
by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and Cemetery of Splendour [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

(Translated from French)

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