SND pins its hopes on Pleeeeeze and Just to Be Sure
by Fabien Lemercier
- The French international sales agent boasts two brand-new titles, five films in post-production and a Cannes line-up of 12 movies
French international sales agent SND will be hitting the Film Market at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May 2016) endowed with a line-up of 12 titles, including two brand-new movies. Charlotte Boucon and Alexis Cassanet’s team will be launching pre-sales for the comedy Pleeeeeze by Philippe de Chauveron (Serial (Bad) Weddings [+see also:
film profile]), the shoot for which will kick off in June, with Christian Clavier, Belgium’s François Damiens and Canada’s Anne Dorval (Mommy) among the cast. Produced by Pulsar Productions and Ouille Productions, the film will depict the misfortunes of a famous left-wing author who is married to a rich heiress. During the promotion of his new book, which deals with our responsibility to help those in need, he is harassed by a journalist who asks him whether he would be capable of practising what he preaches, and as a result, he gives out his address live on air. This nugget of information does not fall on deaf ears, and the next morning, a nine-strong Roma family turns up at his door. And so begins a strange and complicated cohabitation situation...
SND will also be launching pre-sales for the Franco-Belgian co-production Just to Be Sure by Carine Tardieu (read the article), which is currently being shot and again stars François Damiens, who is this time flanked by Cécile de France. The plot revolves around a 45-year-old man who discovers that his dad is not actually his dad, and so he sets off in search of – and finds – his biological father. However, along the way, he falls for the charms of a woman, completely unaware of the fact that she is his half-sister…
Among the titles in post-production on the line-up are five films that will be pre-sold with the help of a promo reel: Two Is a Family by Hugo Gélin (read the article – starring Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy and Antoine Bertrand – released in France on 7 December 2016), the English-language sci-fi title What Happened to Monday? by Finnish director Tommy Wirkola (read the article – starring Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe), The Confession by Nicolas Boukhrief (read the article – starring Romain Duris and Marina Vacth – a loose adaptation of the novel The Passionate Heart, which was already adapted for the big screen by Jean-Pierre Melville), Family Heist by Pascal Bourdiaux (starring Jean Reno, Camille Chamoux and Reem Kherici), and An Indian Tale by Héctor Cabello Reyes (read the article – starring Benoît Poelvoorde and Alexandra Lamy – a loose adaptation of the Argentinian feature Chinese Take-Away [+see also:
film profile] by Sebastián Borenzstein).
Lastly, among the market screenings at the Cannes Film Market, SND will be showing off The New Life of Paul Sneijder [+see also:
film profile] by Thomas Vincent (read the article – an adaptation of the novel by Jean-Paul Dubois, toplined by Thierry Lhermitte), Roommates Wanted [+see also:
film profile] by François Desagnat (which came out in French theatres on Wednesday this week, toplined by André Dussollier), Rosalie Blum [+see also:
film profile] by Julien Rappeneau (screening in cinemas in France since 23 March), The Crew [+see also:
film profile] by Julien Leclercq (set to be released in France on 4 May – read the article) and Vulcania [+see also:
film profile] by Spaniard Jose Skaf.
(Translated from French)