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CANNES 2010 Market / France

Wild Bunch presents impressive line-up

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Wild Bunch presents impressive line-up

With eight films selected in the different sections at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival(May 12-23), several impressive announcements (see news) and an extra-big line-up, French international seller Wild Bunch is sure to be one of the major attractions at the upcoming Film Market on the Croisette.

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Vincent Maraval’s team has two Palme d’Or contenders: Of Gods and Men [+see also:
film review
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interview: Xavier Beauvois
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by France’s Xavier Beauvois (see news) and Burnt By the Sun 2: The Exodus by Russia’s Nikita Mikhalkov.

The company has four other films in the Official Selection: Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialism [+see also:
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in the Un Certain Regard; Draquila: Italy Trembles [+see also:
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Interview Sabina Guzzanti [IT]
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by Italy’s Sabina Guzzanti in the Special Screenings section; US director Gregg Araki’s Kaboom in the Midnight Screenings section; and Jeff and Michael Zimbalist’s documentary The 2 Escobars in Cinéma de la Plage. These are joined by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Michel Grau’s We Are What We Are in the Directors’ Fortnight and Sound of Noise [+see also:
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by Swedish duo Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson in Critics’ Week.

Wild Bunch will present market screenings of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s The Extra Man; Kim Chapiron’s Dog Pound (recently lauded at Tribeca); Julio Medem’s Room In Rome [+see also:
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interview: Julio Medem
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; the documentary The Revelation of the Pyramids; Christopher Morris’s Four Lions; Zhang Yimou’s A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop; and Grégoire Vigneron’s Immaculate [+see also:
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The line-up is packed with titles in post-production, including François Ozon’s Potiche (see news – already sold for France, Romania, the Baltic countries and Benelux); Jérôme Salle’s Largo Winch II (already bought in Europe for Benelux, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Poland and Romania); Lope [+see also:
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by Andrucha Waddington (see news); Bertrand Blier’s The Sound of Ice Cubes [+see also:
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(see news); and Ken Loach’s Route Irish (already bought for Spain, France, Bulgaria, the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Portugal and Romania) .

Further titles include Even The Rain [+see also:
film review
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interview: Icíar Bollaín
film profile
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by Spanish director Iciar Bollain; Antony Cordier’s Happy Few [+see also:
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(see news – pre-sold for Spain, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Benelux and Switzerland, among others); The Ditch by China’s Wang Bing (co-produced by France, Belgium and Portugal); Peter Mullan’s Neds [+see also:
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; Mikhalkov’s Burnt By the Sun 3: The Citadel; Sam Gabarski’s Quartier Lointain (“Faraway Neighbourhood”); Audrey Estrougo’s Leila (see news); and Nicolas Cuche’s Second Chance. This flurry of titles promises a busy Cannes market for Wild Bunch.

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(Translated from French)

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