MPM Film bets on For Those Who Can Tell No Tales
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Parisian company sells Jasmila Zbanic’s new film, having its world premiere in Toronto and selected in competition in San Sebastian
To years after its creation, the international sales branch of MPM Film (a production structure founded in 2007 by Marie-Pierre Macia and Juliette Lepoutre), which is managed by Pierre Menahem, is successfully pursuing its focused strategy that has led them to regularly negotiate for titles selected in the most important international festivals. This time they bet on For Those Who Can Tell No Tales [+see also:
film profile], the first English-language film by Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2006 Berlinale with Esma's Secret [+see also:
interview: Barbara Albert
interview: Jasmila Zbanic
film profile] and selected in competition at the same festival in 2010 with On The Path [+see also:
For Those Who Can Tell No Tales will have its world premiere tomorrow (Saturday) during the 38th Toronto Film Festival (September 5 to 15) in the Special Presentations section before heading for the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival (September 20 - 28).
Produced by Bosnian company Deblokada with the backing of the Doha Film Institute and German outfit The Post Republic, For Those Who Can Tell No Tales is played by Kym Vercoe, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Djuricic, Leon Lucev, Simon McBurney, Branko Cvejic, and Pamela Rabe. Written by the director with Kym Vercoe and Zoran Solomun, the screenplay focuses on Kym, an Australian tourist in Bosnia. Reading a guide leads her to Visegrad, a small town filled with history, on the border between Bosnia and Serbia. But, after a night without sleep in a charming hotel, she discovers what happened there during the war: she can no longer be an ordinary tourist and her life will never be the same again. It is worth noting that the film was edited by Frenchman Yann Dedet (César 2012 for Best Editing for Poliss [+see also:
film profile]) while cinematography was handled by Christine A. Maier, Jasmila Zbanic’s usual partner.
(Translated from French)
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