Stop Over and Stop the Pounding Heart for Doc & Film
by Fabien Lemercier
- The line-up features the documentary by Kaveh Bakhtiari to be showcased in the Directors’ Fortnight and Roberto Minervini’s film in a special screening of the Official Selection
The French sales company Doc & Film International is heading for the Film Market at the 66th Cannes Film Festival (from May 15th to 26th, 2013) with a line-up of three titles to be showcased in different selections on the Croisette.
Daniela Elstner’s team will be handling negotiations for Stop Over [+see also:
film profile] by Kaveh Bakhtiari, to be presented in the Directors' Fortnight (news). Coproduced by Switzerland via Louise Productions and the Parisian company Kaléo Films, this documentary follows a group of clandestine Iranian immigrants in Athens for several months.
Doc & Film will also be selling the American-Belgian-Italian coproduction Stop the Pounding Heart [+see also:
film profile] by Roberto Minervini which will be presented during a Special Screening in the Official Selection (news). Produced by Pulpa, Poliana Productions and Ondarossa Film, this fiction feature film focuses on a teenager who is home-schooled with her 11 brothers and sisters by their farmer parents, in strict obedience to the Bible’s tenets. But when she meets a young man who loves rodeos (with bulls), this lifestyle is brought into question.
The line-up also features the Franco-Afghan coproduction An Afghan Love Story [+see also:
film profile] by Barmak Akram, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic section and will be screened on the Croisette as part of the ACID selection (news).
At the Marché du Film, a promo reel will be of Violette by Martin Provost will be shown, currently in post-production with Emmanuelle Devos and Sandrine Kiberlain in the roles of Violette Leduc and Simone de Beauvoir (article).
Finally, market screenings will include films selected for Berlin: Love Battles [+see also:
film profile] by Jacques Doillon (review) and the documentary Fatal Assistance [+see also:
film profile] by Raoul Peck. Also on the menu, the Belgian-French coproduction Tenderness [+see also:
interview: Marion Hänsel
film profile] by Marion Hänsel (review) and the Canadian-French 3D documentary The Wings of Johnny May by duo Marc Favard – Yves Maillard.
(Translated from French)
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