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Films Distribution heads to Venice and Toronto

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Films Distribution heads to Venice and Toronto

With three titles vying for honours in the different sections of the 66th Venice Film Festival (September 2-12) and six features selected at the 34th Toronto Film Festival (September 10-19), Paris-based international seller Films Distribution intends to make the most of its high-quality and diverse line-up and strike some good deals amidst a tense global situation on the auteur film market.

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At Venice, Films Distribution will be hoping for success with Michele Placido’s Golden Lion contender Il Grande Sogno [+see also:
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(“The Big Dream”), co-produced by Italy and France. The company also has two titles in Venice Days: Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher’s French fantasy horror film The Horde [+see also:
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(produced by Capture The Flag Films and Empreinte Digitale Prod.); and Spanish director Daniel Monzon’s prison thriller Cell 211 [+see also:
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(to be released on November 13, 2009 in Spain - co-produced by France), starring Alberto Aman, Luis Tosar and Antonio Resines.

At Toronto, Films Distribution will be counting on four features in the Contemporary World Cinema section: German director Detlev Buck’s Same Same But Different [+see also:
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, whose cast includes German Shooting Star 2009 David Kross (see interview); Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ French/German/Chilean co-production Huacho [+see also:
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, unveiled in Cannes Critics’ Week; Haim Tabakman’s Israeli/German/French co-production Eyes Wide Open [+see also:
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(unveiled on the Croisette in the Un Certain Regard section); and once again Monzon’s Cell 211.

The Canadian festival will also present, in the Discovery sidebar, Rainer Frimmel and Tizza Covi’s Austrian/Italian title La Pivellina [+see also:
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, which won the Europa Cinemas Label Award at Cannes, where it screened in the Directors’ Fortnight.

Finally, the City to City section will show another feature from Films Distribution’s abundant line-up: French director Raphaël Nadjari’s documentary A History of Israeli Cinema.

(Translated from French)

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