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CANNES 2016 Market/Germany

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The Match Factory boasts five films in the official Cannes programme

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- Many of the titles on offer from the sales agent revolve around the past catching up with the main characters

The Match Factory boasts five films in the official Cannes programme
Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade

With five titles in the official programme, German world sales agent The Match Factory can safely say it has a strong line-up at Cannes. In several stories, the past starts to catch up with the protagonists. One of the hottest titles is the German competition entry Toni Erdmann [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Maren Ade
film profile
]
by award-winning German writer-director Maren Ade (Everyone Else [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Maren Ade
film profile
]
, The Forest for the Trees), about a father-daughter relationship. In it, a hard-working career woman is not best pleased when her eccentric father surprises her by paying her a visit in Bucharest, where he is working on an important project. 

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Meanwhile, in the opening film of the Directors’ Fortnight, Sweet Dreams [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]
by Marco Bellocchio (Blood of My Blood [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]
, Vincere [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Cannes 2009 Marco Bellocchio
interview: Filippo Timi - actor
film profile
]
), a nine-year-old boy’s world is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. Since he still has panic attacks as an adult, he goes to see a compassionate doctor to face up to his childhood scars. For the main character in the Israeli Un Certain Regard entry Beyond the Mountains and Hills [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), it is difficult for him to leave his past in the army behind him and adapt to a new civilian way of life. When he starts to work for a company that markets dietary supplements, he and his family begin to get entangled in the web of dark forces that rules life in Israel.

Two debut features from Turkey and Italy will be presented in the Critics’ Week. In the drama Albüm [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Mehmet Can Mertoglu
film profile
]
by Mehmet Can Mertoğlu, a childless couple prepares a photo album of a fake pregnancy period so that their adopted child will eventually be able to recognise them as loving, biological parents. However, the couple starts to panic when they discover that their adoption has been noted down in police records. In the Italian drama Happy Times Will Come Soon [+see also:
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trailer
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]
by Alessandro Comodin, a young couple is trying to survive in a forest until some gunshots break the silence. Many years later, this same forest is overrun by wolves, and it remains a mystery whether the woman ventured into a strange hole in the ground.

Further titles that will be shown at the Film Market include Death in Sarajevo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Danis Tanovic
film profile
]
by Danis Tanovic, Letters from War [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Ivo M Ferreira
film profile
]
by Ivo Ferreira, Fukushima, Mon Amour [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Doris Dörrie, Junction 48 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Udi Aloni, A Dragon Arrives! by Mani Haghighi, Wild [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Nicolette Krebitz, Remainder [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Omer Fast  and Soy Nero [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Rafi Pitts
film profile
]
by Rafi Pitts

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