Where Do We Go Now? scoops Audience Award at Toronto
Unveiled in world premiere in the Un Certain Regard selection at the latest Cannes Film Festival (see review) and showing in France since last Wednesday (Pathé Films in 148 theatres), Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s majority French co-production Where Do We Go Now? [+see also:
film profile] yesterday won the highly coveted Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival.
This the director’s second feature after Caramel [+see also:
film profile] takes a tragicomic look at the misadventures of women in a Lebanese village who join forces to break the cycle of inter-faith revenge. It will also be Lebanon’s entry in the nomination race for the 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Produced by Anne-Dominique Toussaint for Les Films des Tournelles, Where Do We Go Now? was co-produced by Pathé, France 2 Cinéma, Chaocorp, Les Films de Beyrouth (Lebanon), Prima TV (Italy) and United Artist Group (Egypt), and backed by Canal + and Cine+.
Before Toronto, Pathé International had already sold the film for Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Benelux, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, the Middle East, New Zealand and Australia. This provisional list will no doubt grow thanks to the Toronto award, which in recent years has boosted previous winners Slumdog Millionaire [+see also:
interview: Danny Boyle
film profile] and The King’s Speech [+see also:
interview: Tom Hooper
Les Films des Tournelles, whose recent credits include Mona Achache’s The Hedgehog [+see also:
film profile] and Italian director Saverio Costanzo’s co-production The Solitude of Prime Numbers [+see also:
interview: Luca Marinelli
film profile], is currently developing the second feature by Riad Sattouf whose film The French Kissers [+see also:
film profile] was also produced by the company.
(Translated from French)
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