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A top-of-the-range line-up for Memento at the EFM

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- News from Planet Mars, All of a Sudden and Girl Asleep in the Parisian company’s international sales line-up

A top-of-the-range line-up for Memento at the EFM
News from Planet Mars by Dominik Moll

With three films in the various sections of the 66th Berlin Film Festival (from 11 to 21 February 2016) and nine other feature films in its line-up, French sales company Memento Films International will have plenty of ammo at the European Film Market.

The team, guided by Emilie Georges and led by Tanja Meissner, will most notably be selling Franco-Belgian co-production News from Planet Mars [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Dominik Moll (see news article), which will have its world premiere in the out-of-competition official selection.

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The line-up will also include All of a Sudden [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Turkish filmmaker Asli Ozge, which will have its world premiere in the Panorama Special section. Produced by Germany with the Netherlands and France (via Haut et Court), the director’s third feature film after Men on the Bridge [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Asli Özge
film profile
]
(selected among others for Locarno and Toronto in 2009) and Lifelong [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
(which was screened in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 2013) centres around a man who loses control of his well-organised life in a small town in Germany, due to an unforeseen event and a moment of weakness at the end of a party at his house and an encounter with a mysterious young woman… 

Memento has also bought the rights to the international sales of Girl Asleep by Australian filmmaker Rosemary Myers, a debut feature that will open the Generation 14Plus programme.

The rest of the line-up also promises some good sales, in particular with two films announced in January at the 18th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris (see article): Midwife by Martin Provost (starring Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot and Olivier Gourmet) and Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s new film [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which is currently in production and still without a title.

Memento will also start pre-sales for Mr Stein is Online by Stéphane Robelin. Currently in pre-production, the upcoming film by the director of And If We All Lived Together? [+see also:
trailer
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will feature Pierre Richard, Oona Chaplin and Yaniss Lespert in a story centred around a 75-year-old widower who goes online and soon meets a young woman on a dating website...

The line-up also notably features American production The Free World by Jason Lee (which was unveiled in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and will be screened at the market at Berlin) and three films in post-production: Slack Bay [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Bruno Dumont
film profile
]
by Bruno Dumont (news - starring Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi – scheduled for release in France on 11 May 2016), Australian-German co-production Berlin Syndrome by Cate Shortland, and Mexican-French co-production The Darkness [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
by Daniel Castro Zimbrón.

(Translated from French)

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