Hadewijch scoops FIPRESCI at Toronto
by Fabien Lemercier
Unveiled in the Special Presentations section at the 34th Toronto Film Festival in Canada, Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijch [+see also:
film profile] (see news) was awarded the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Prize.
Produced by 3B Productions in co-production with Arte France Cinéma and Germany’s Herbstfilms Produktion, the film will also screen in competition tomorrow at the 57th San Sebastian Film Festival. Sold internationally by Pyramide, Hadewijch will be released in France on November 25 by Tadrart Films.
Among the numerous French productions and co-productions presented at Toronto, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s comedy about arms dealing Micmacs [+see also:
film profile] (starring Dany Boon - to be released in France on October 28) and Christian Carion’s spy thriller Farewell [+see also:
film profile] (featuring Guillaume Canet and Emir Kusturica - to be launched in France this Wednesday) were particularly well received by audiences and international critics.
Finally, at the otherwise rather uneventful market, Wild Bunch clinched one of the three biggest US deals at Toronto with the acquisition by IFC Films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising [+see also:
film profile] (to be released in France by Le Pacte on February 10, 2010).
(Translated from French)