The clever deals of Roissy Films
by Fabien Lemercier
With Vincent de Brus’s latest two films, the French international sales company Roissy Films, directed by Raphaël Berdugo, proved particularly active during the Cannes Film Market. One already completed film, L’Antidote —starring Christian Clavier, the late Jacques Villeret, and Thierry Lhermitte— concluded its final sales with Hungary (Best Hollywood) and Italy (Vegas). As the international sales manager for Roissy Films revealed, L’Entente cordiale, the director’s new project (starring Daniel Auteuil and Christian Clavier), currently in production, was pre-sold to Falcon (Germany), Vegas Multimedia (Italy), Videosonic (Greece), Paradigme (Hungary), Benelux (Elysée), and to Portugal and Switzerland.
Amongst the other titles Roissy Films had on the line-up, Darshan, a documentary directed by Jan Kounen, was bought by Benelux, Germany, and Swiztzerland, while Il ne faut jurer de rien by Eric Civanyan was sold to Videosonic (Greece) and Alestar (Russia) —which also bought Marc Esposito’s Toute la beauté du monde.
Marock by Leila Marrakchi, presented in the sidebar Un Certain Regard, was sold to Greece (Rosebud), Hungary (Best Hollywood), Belgium (Victory Films), Luxemburg, and the Netherlands (Paradiso). Finally, Les Parrains, by Frédéric Forestier (starring Gérard Lanvin), currently in post-production, was bought by Greece (Videosonic) and Hungary.
(Translated from French)