57 premieres at the Rendez-vous with French Cinema
by Fabien Lemercier
- Starting today, 450 distributors, 99 films and 130 journalists from 25 countries attend the Parisian market organized by Unifrance
The curtain rises today at the Grand Hôtel Intercontinental in Paris for the 15th Rendez-vous with French Cinema, during which the latest French productions will be presented over 4 days to 450 international distributors. On the menu, 99 films including 57 market premieres, although French international sales companies will pitch just as strongly for all the titles in their line-up. Simultaneously, the event will host the largest “press junket” in the world, welcoming 130 journalists from 25 countries who will meet the actors in French movies to be screened in their countries in 2013.
Besides the line-ups of Pathé (news), Memento Films (article), MK2 (news) and Films du Losange (article), posted by Cineuropa, the market will view Wild Bunch unveiled in an 11.6 premiere, by Philippe Godeau (article) and Wrestling Queens (article) byJean-Marc Rudnicki.
StudioCanal will screen Billy and Buddy (news) by the Alexandre Chariot - Franck Magnier duo, while Gaumont will present The Brats by Anthony Marciano (cast featuring Alain Chabat, Max Boublil, Zabou Breitman, Mélanie Bernier and Sandrine Kiberlain).
TF1 International will show Asphalt Playground by Julien Abraham and the cartoon film Aya of Yop City, while Elle Driver bets on Max by Stéphanie Murat (with Joey Starr and Mathilde Seigner) and Cheba by Françoise Charpiat. Not forgetting All of Us Guinea-Pigs Now? by Jean-Paul Jaud (sold by Wide) and two premieres from EuropaCorp: the thriller Intersections by David Marconi (with Roschdy Zem and Marie-Josée Croze) and the romantic film Hit Boy by David Moreau.
Other Angle Pictures will present a blitz of films including De l’autre côté du périph by David Charhon (very successful in the French box-office), Family Matters by Nick Quinn and Dead Man Talking by Belgium director Patrick Ridremont. SND will also be present with A Song for Mama by Joël Franka and True Friends by the Stéphane Archinard - François Prévot- Leygonie duo. I’m a Standard Supporter for Urban Distribution International is also worth noting. A non-exhaustive panorama that promises to generate substantial business fuelled by all of the numerous French vendors (including Doc & Film, Le Pacte, Kinology, Stone Angels, Reel Suspects, Alfama, Celluloid Dreams, Coproduction Office, Bac Films etc.).
(Translated from French)
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