Memento Films racing from Paris to Park City
- Market premiere for Under The Rainbow by Agnès Jaoui, Circles in competition at the Sundance Festival, and the arrival of the new Szumowska in the line-up
The start of the year promises to be very hectic for the French international sales company Memento Films which will be presenting several enticing films at the Rendez-vous with French Cinema (organized in Paris by Unifrance from January 15 to 21) and the Sundance Film Festival (January 17 to 27) with Berlin next on the agenda. The Parisian market will be treated to the premiere of the much-awaited Under The Rainbow by Agnès Jaoui (photo) next Wednesday, in the presence of the team.
Directed by Emilie Georges and headed by Tanja Meissner, the team will then head to Sundance where it is placing its bets on Circles by Srdan Golubovic, entered in the World Dramatic Competition section. The movie, which will also be shown at the Forum of the next Berlinale (February 7 to 17) was co-produced by Arte France Cinéma and La Cinéfacture (France), Neue Mediopolis (Germany), Vertigo E-Motion Film (Slovenia) and Propeler Film (Croatia). The director, who drew attention with Absolute 100 (Rotterdam, Toronto, San Sebastian in 2001-2002) and The Trap (Forum of the Berlinale 2007), this time tackles the 2008 consequences of a crime committed in 1993 during the Bosnian war. Worth noting that the project was selected in 2010 at the Atelier de la Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival.
Memento will be selling another movie at Sundance 2013: the American feature film We Are What We Are by Jim Mickle (a remake of the Mexican horror movie Somos Lo Que Hay), which will open the Park City at Midnight section.
The line-up also includes In the Name of by Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska, produced by Mental Disorder 4, Shot – Szumowski, Canal+ Poland and Zentropa Poland, to be ready in March. After Happy Man (2000), Stranger (a competitor in 2005 in the Sundance Festival and the Panorama of the Berlinale), 33 Scenes from Life [+see also:
film profile] (Silver Leopard in Locarno in 2008) and Elles [+see also:
interview: Malgorzata Sumowska
film profile] (Panorama, 2012 Berlinale), the film-maker has centered her new movie around a priest, highly appreciated by the inhabitants of the village in which he officiates, until a secret from his past emerges and transforms him into an enemy and the target of all suspicions.
Memento will also pursue its pre-sales on scenario of the first French movie by Iranian Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi, The Past, whose filming ends tomorrow, and pre-sales on promoreel of Back in Crime by Germinal Alvare, which combines a police investigation with a trip back in time.
(Translated from French)
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