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CANNES 2016 Market/France

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Alfama Films: Market premieres for Benoît Jacquot and Wim Wenders

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- The sales agent’s slate includes Never Ever and The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, as well as Fool Moon, which will be unveiled as a special screening

Alfama Films: Market premieres for Benoît Jacquot and Wim Wenders
Reda Kateb, Wim Wenders and Sophie Semin during the shoot for The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez

Six premieres are on the cards for the international sales team of Paris-based company Alfama Films at the Film Market of the 69th Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May 2016). Among them is Fool Moon [+see also:
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by Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, which will have its world premiere as an Official Selection special screening. Playing one of the lead roles in this, his directorial feature debut, the newly turned filmmaker (who, as a performer, has been nominated four times for the César for Most Promising Actor, for Strayed, Love Songs [+see also:
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, The Beautiful Person [+see also:
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and The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
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) shares the billing with Pauline CaupenneAmandine Truffy, Thierry Hancisse, Marilyne Canto and Antoine Chappey. He also wrote the screenplay, which revolves around Ondine and Paul, who have been in a loving relationship up until now. But when she leaves him, he swears he will never love again. To prove it to himself, he goes after the attractive Camille, whom he intends to charm before splitting up with her. But Camille bewitches Paul, whom she wants all to herself. And while he falls under Camille’s spell, Paul comes face to face with the memories of his old flame... Produced by Paulo Branco for Alfama Films (which will distribute the movie in French theatres from 22 June 2016), Fool Moon was co-produced by Arte France Cinéma and benefited from a post-completion advance on receipts from the CNC

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At the Film Market, Alfama’s sales team, headed by Andrea Dos Santos, will also be organising market premieres for two in-house productions, upon invitation only: Never Ever [+see also:
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by Benoît Jacquot (toplined by Mathieu Amalric – read the article – released in France on 7 September) and the Franco-German co-production The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez [+see also:
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by Wim Wenders (based on the play of the same name by Peter Handke – starring Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin, with a special appearance by Nick Cave – released in France on 5 October). 

Other market premieres on the menu include The Young One [+see also:
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by Julien Samani (an adaptation of a Joseph Conrad short story – read the news), Stalin's Couch by and starring Fanny Ardant (who shares the billing with Gérard Depardieu – read the article), and The Mother [+see also:
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interview: Alberto Morais
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by Spaniard Alberto Morais (read the article).

Lastly, among the pre-sales at Cannes, Alfama will be working hard to shift The Man Who Killed Don Quixote by Terry Gilliam (read the article – the famously “cursed” project by the filmmaker), which will begin shooting in September, and its project The Captain by Robert Schwentke (in co-production with German outfit Filmgalerie 451 and Poland’s Opus Film).

(Translated from French)

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