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CANNES 2010 Market / Germany

Match Factory present throughout festival sections

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Match Factory present throughout festival sections

Buyers used to finding some of the best arthouse films from around the world at German sales outfit The Match Factory will be able to pick from nine titles screening at the Market and no less than five films in Cannes’s Official Selection, including competition entry Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [+see also:
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by Filipino filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

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Weerasethakul came to Cannes twice before: in 2002 with Blissfully Yours, winner of Un Certain Regard Prize; and in 2004 with Jury Prize winner Tropical Malady. His new film, screening next Friday, deals with ideas of extinction and the recollection of past lives.

Match Factory Managing Director Michael Weber and his six-person sales team are also representing the German film The City Below [+see also:
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, screening this Saturday in Un Certain Regard. Director Christoph Hochhäusler’s previous work, Low Profile, was platformed in the same Cannes sidebar in 2005. The story of sexual attraction and manipulation is produced by Heimat Film.

Three Match Factory films are screening in Directors' Fortnight. Independent US film Shit Year by Cam Archer stars Ellen Barkin as a retired actress who has hallucinations. Everything Will Be Fine [+see also:
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is directed by one of Denmark’s most distinctive voices: Christoffer Boe (Reconstruction). The Light Thief [+see also:
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is the fourth film by Aktan Arym Kubat, who was born in Kyrgyzstan and discovered in 1993 with The Swing.

An eclectic line-up of nine titles are screening at the Market, including Semih Kaplanoglu’s Golden Bear winner Honey [+see also:
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, Finnish film Bad Family [+see also:
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by Aleksi Salmenperä and Danish title Submarino [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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by Thomas Vinterberg.

The Match Factory will also start negotiating upcoming titles such as Tom Tykver’s Three, Danis Tanovic’s Cirkus Columbia and Bent Hamer’s Home for Christmas.

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