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BERLINALE 2013 Market

Seven contenders for the Golden Bear being sold by the French

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- With impressive line-ups, France's numerous go-ahead international sales companies are all geared up to get on with the job at the EFM

Seven contenders for the Golden Bear being sold by the French

Counting in their line-ups seven of the 19 titles in the official competition at the 63rd Berlinale which opens today, French international sales companies enjoy very good prospects at the European Film Market (from February 7th to 15th). Le Pacte will be placing its bets on The Nun [+see also:
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by Guillaume Nicloux (interview by Jean-Labadie), Elle Driver (news) on On my Way [+see also:
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 by Emmanuelle Bercot, and Wild Bunch on Camille Claudel 1915 [+see also:
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 by Bruno Dumont. Four movies by non-French filmmakers will also be in the running: Paradise: Hope [+see also:
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 by Austrian director Ulrich Seidl in the Coproduction Office's line-up, In the Name of [+see also:
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interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
interview: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz
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 by Malgorzata Szumowska of Poland proposed by Memento Films International (news), the Spanish co-production Gloria [+see also:
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 by Sebastián Lelio leading the bill of Funny Balloons (news), and Harmony Lessons [+see also:
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 by Kazakh director Emir Baigazin handled by Films Distribution (news).

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It's worth noting that Wild Bunch is also selling the opening film The Grandmaster by Chinese director Wong Kar-wai (out of competition) and the documentary The Spirit of ’45 [+see also:
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 by British director Ken Loach (Berlinale Special); that Films Distribution will be handling the sales of It's all so Quiet [+see also:
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interview: Nanouk Leopold
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 by Nanouk Leopold of The Netherlands (Panorama) and Parade [+see also:
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 by French director Olivier Meyrou (Panorama Doc); and that Memento will be continuing its sales of Circles [+see also:
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interview: Nikola Rakocevic
interview: Srdan Golubovic
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by Serbian director Sdran Golubovic, distinguished at the Sundance Festival and screened at the Forum.

Gaumont (which will be unveiling new titles in Berlin) is negotiating for Yesterday Never Ends [+see also:
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interview: Isabel Coixet
interview: Isabel Coixet
interview: Javier Camara
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 by Spanish director Isabel Coixet, selected for the Panorama, while Doc & Film International (news) will be placing its hopes on a trio of selected titles: Mes séances de lutte [+see also:
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 (My Fighting Sessions) by Jacques Doillon (Panorama), Bambi [+see also:
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 by Sébastien Lifshitz (Panorama Documentaries) and Fatal Assistance [+see also:
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 by Raoul Peck (Berlinale Special).

The line-up presented by Films du Losange (article) features the documentary La maison de la radio [+see also:
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 by Nicolas Philibert (Panorama Doc), while Celluloid Dreams (which has just announced its association with the Belgian company Uconnect) is presenting the American movie Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach in the Panorama, and the Australian film Satellite Boy by Catriona McKenzie in the GenrationKplus section.

A mention also for StudioCanal which is counting on The Look of Love [+see also:
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 by British director Michael Winterbottom (Berlinale Special) as its first reference, and MPM Film (news) which is offering three titles in the Panorama, in which Reels Suspects (article) and Alpha Violet (news) are also represented. Finally, Pascale Ramonda is handling the sales of the documentary Boundary (Forum), and Rendez-vous Pictures has two cards up its sleeve: Everyday Objects by Nicolas Wackerbarth (Forum) and Marussia by Eva Pervolovici (Generation Kplus).

Pathé International (news), SND (article), Bac Films (news), Urban Distribution (article), TF1 InternationalKinologyRezo (news), EuropaCorpMK2 (which has just ceased its direct distribution activity to theatres to benefit from an association with Diaphana and will now be concentrating on sales - news), Wide ManagementOther Angle Pictures and Pyramide are also in action for a Berlin market ready for the kick-off.

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(Translated from French)

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