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BERLIN 2016 Market

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Shelley leads the pack for Indie Sales

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- The French sales agent has a plethora of titles on its slate, including the Danish psychological horror film selected in the Panorama and the market premiere of Fanny’s Journey

Shelley leads the pack for Indie Sales
Shelley by Ali Abbasi

Spurred on by an excellent 2015, French international sales agent Indie Sales will be turning up very well equipped at the European Film Market of the 66th Berlin Film Festival (11-21 February). Standing out on its slate is the psychological horror film Shelley [+see also:
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 by Danish director Ali Abbasi, which will have its world premiere in the Panorama section. Co-produced by Sweden, the filmmaker’s feature debut stars Romanian actress Cosmina Stratan (winner of the Best Actress Award at Cannes in 2012 for Beyond the Hills [+see also:
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interview: Christian Mungiu
interview: Cosmina Stratan
interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
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), Norway’s Ellen Dorrit Petersen (Blind [+see also:
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interview: Eskil Vogt
interview: Eskil Vogt
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) and Denmark’s Peter Christoffersen. The plot revolves around a couple living in a remote forest who, unable to have children of their own, pay a young Romanian woman to be a surrogate mother. But strange and dreadful events start to accompany the pregnancy... 

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Among the market premieres at Berlin, Indie Sales will unveil Fanny's Journey [+see also:
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by Lola Doillon (who rose to fame in 2007 in Un Certain Regard at Cannes with Et toi, t'es sur qui? [+see also:
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). The third feature by the filmmaker, which portrays the odyssey undertaken by 11 Jewish children attempting to reach Switzerland from German-occupied France in 1943, has a cast that includes Cécile de France among the adult actors. Produced by French outfits Origami Films and Bee Films, and co-produced by Belgium’s Scope Pictures, the feature will be distributed in France by Diaphana from 11 April.

Another market premiere will also be held for the animated film Dofus - Book 1: Julith [+see also:
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by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis, a film adaptation of the famous online multiplayer game, produced by Ankama and set to be released in France on 3 February, courtesy of Gebeka Films.

At Berlin, the team headed by Nicolas Eschbach will also be hard at work on pre-sales with films in post-production, such as In Bed with Victoria [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
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by Justine Triet (read the article – which stars Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud and Laurent Poitrenaud), Cessez-le-feu [+see also:
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by Emmanuel Courcol (read the article – toplined by Romain Duris and Céline Sallette), Wulu [+see also:
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 by Daouda Coulibaly (a production by La Chauve-Souris and Asta Films that depicts the rise and fall of a young drug dealer from Mali, played by Ibrahim Koma) and the animated titles My Life as a Zucchini [+see also:
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interview: Claude Barras
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by Claude Barras (read the news) and Another Day of Life by Raúl de La Fuente (co-produced by Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary). And this is not to mention the market screenings of the hard-hitting The Convoy [+see also:
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by Frédéric Schoendoerffer (read the news – on the cinema listings in France since last Wednesday), What We Become [+see also:
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by Danish director Bo Mikkelsen (which was screened at such festivals as BFI London, Sitges and Gérardmer) and the San Sebastián-awarded titles The White Knights [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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by Belgium’s Joachim Lafosse and The New Kid [+see also:
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interview: Rudi Rosenberg
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by Rudi Rosenberg.

(Translated from French)

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