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CANNES 2009 Ireland

Irish films set to make Cannes mark

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Irish films set to make Cannes mark

Eighteen new Irish projects are Cannes bound with a view to international sales, including Neil Jordan’s Ondine (Sales Agent: Paramount Vantage), Ian Fitzgibbon’s Perrier’s Bounty (Hanway Films), André Nebe’s The Race (High Point Media Group) and Conor McPherson’s The Eclipse (Magnolia Pictures).

Other titles include Brendan and the Secret of Kells [+see also:
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interview: Didier Brunner
interview: Tomm Moore
interview: Viviane Vanfleteren
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(Tomm Moore, Celluloid Dreams); A Shine of Rainbows (Vic Sarin, E1 Entertainment); Helen (Joe Lawlor/ Christine Molloy, Visit Films); Vasha (Hannu Salonen, Estonian Film Foundation); 8.5 Hours (Brian Lally, Instigator Films); Wide Open Spaces (Tom Hall, E1 Entertainment); Triage (Danis Tanovic, Hanway Films); The Wake Wood (David Keating, Exclusive Film Distribution); Happy Ever Afters (Stephen Burke, Films Distribution); Outcast (Colm McCarthy, Bankside Films); Occi Versus the World (Conor McDermottroe, The Little Film Company); Seaview (Nicky Gogan/Paul Rowley, Forward Entertainment); A Film With Me In It (Ian Fitzgibbon, Media 8 Entertainment) and A Sporting Jaunt (Paul Genron/Kealon O’Donovan, Wesley Road Films).

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The Irish Film Board (IFB) run Irish Pavilion will be open from 13-22 May. This year’s events include a Section 481 Panel, an IFB and Culture Ireland reception, a Film Festival Panel, a Sales Agent Panel and an Ireland New Zealand reception.

The Pavilion will have an information desk (staffed by IFB personnel) providing information on Irish companies and delegates, Irish films and co-productions screening during the festival, a bar and terrace serving beverages and light snacks, meeting facilities, messaging service for registered delegates and multiple internet points and wi-fi.

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