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CANNES 2010 Market / France

12 Palme d’Or contenders for French sellers

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12 Palme d’Or contenders for French sellers

The Film Market at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off today, looks promising for the French international sellers who will negotiate sales for 12 of the 19 films selected in official competition.

Wild Bunch has three contenders in its line-up (see news, news and news). These are UK director Ken Loach’s Route Irish, Xavier Beauvois’s Of Gods and Men [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile
]
and Nikita Mikhalkov’s Burnt By the Sun 2: The Exodus.

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Two companies have two Palme d’Or contenders: StudioCanal is selling Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, while Celluloid Dreams is representing Daniele Luchetti’s Our Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
and Japanese director Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage.

Also in the hands of French sellers are Mathieu Amalric’s On Tour [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mathieu Amalric
interview: Mathieu Amalric
film profile
]
(Le Pacte); Kornél Mundruczo’s Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(The Coproduction Office, see interview with Philippe Bober); Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s A Screaming Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Pyramide); Abbas Kiarostami’s The Certified Copy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(MK2, see news); and Wang Xiaoshuaï’s Chongqing Blues (Films Distribution, see news).

The other French sales companies will not be outdone at the market, including Pathé (see news), TF1 International, Memento Films International (see news), Rezo (see news), Elle Driver (with Pal Adrienn in the Un Certain Regard, The Silent House in the Directors’ Fortnight and Rubber [+see also:
trailer
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 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Agnes Kocsis, director of P…
film profile
]
in Critics’ Week), Les Films du Losange (who are selling Chantrapas and Hands Up!, both selected in the Special Screenings section), Gaumont, EuropaCorp, Doc & Films (with Boxing Gym in the Directors’ Fortnight), Kinology (with Copacabana [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
in Critics’ Week), Funny Balloons (with Benda Bilili! [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which will open the Directors’ Fortnight), Umedia (with October [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
in the Un Certain Regard), SND (see news), Bac Films, Wide Management and Other Angle Pictures.

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(Translated from French)

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