5-star line-up for Films Distribution
by Fabien Lemercier
- A Castle in Italy showcased in competition, Hiner Saleem and Rithy Panh in Un Certain Regard, Salvo and Suzanne for the Critics’ Week
With five titles in its line-up showcased in different selections on the Croisette, the French international sales company Films Distribution will come to the Film Market at the 66th Cannes Film Festival (from May 15th to 26th, 2013) with a healthy appetite. Amongst its best assets, A Castle in Italy [+see also:
interview: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
film profile] (article) by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi is competing for the 2013 Palme d’Or and has already been purchased for France (Ad Vitam), Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil and the C.I.S.
The team of Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon will also be selling two titles selected in the Certain Regard section: the Franco-German coproduction My Sweet Pepper Land [+see also:
film profile] (ex Aga – article) by Kurdish director Hiner Saleem, and the Franco-Cambodian documentary The Missing Pictureby Rithy Panh.
Two films in the line-up have also been selected for the Critics' Week: Suzanne (article) by French director Katell Quillévéré, which will open the section out of competition, and Salvo [+see also:
interview: Fabio Grassadonia and Anton…
interview: Sara Serraiocco
film profile] by Italian duo Fabio Grassadonia – Antonio Piazza, in the running for the Grand Prix.
As for market screenings, the world premiere of the French animated film Ogy and the Cockroaches by Olivier Jean-Marie stands out, as well as Cupcakes by Israeli director Eytan Fox, and the American documentary Inequality for All by Jacob Kornbluth (award-winner at Sundance).
A wave of new promo reels is also scheduled with Playing Dead (article) by Jean-Paul Salomé, Domestic Life (article) by Isabelle Czajka, The Brotherhood of Tears (article) by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Goal of the Dead (article) by duo Benjamin Rocher - Thierry Poiraud, Palermo Via Castellana Bandiera [+see also:
interview: Emma Dante
film profile] by Italian director Emma Dante, and Loulou, the Incredible Secret by duo Grégoire Solotareff - Eric Omond.
Films Distribution is also holding a plethora of assets in reserve such as Bird People (news) by Pascale Ferran, Pas son genre (article) by Lucas Belvaux, Akwaba (article) by Benoît Mariage, Eastern Boys (news) by Robin Campillo, Sense of Humor by Maryline Canto, Vandal (article) by Hélier Cisterne, the Franco-Israeli comedy Kidon by Emmanuel Naccache, Wandering Stars by German director Benjamin Heisenberg, Xenia by Greek director Panos Koutras, and Robert Guédiguian's new movie whose filming will start soon: Au fil d’Ariane.
(Translated from French)
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