Films Distribution at work in Toronto
by Fabien Lemercier
- The line-up features Brotherhood of Tears, the world premiere of Under the Starry Sky and the award-winner from Venice Eastern Boys
"Your work involves delivering briefcases that we will give you, you will have to scrupulously respect one clause: never open the briefcase.” This is the efficient and quite enticing slogan that presents the thriller Brotherhood of Tears [+see also:
film profile] (read the article) by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, unveiled during a private screening today and tomorrow at the informal market of the Toronto Film Festival by the Parisian international sales company Films Distribution. Starring Jérémie Renier, this Franco-Belgium-Luxembourg coproduction will be released in France on October 9 by Rezo.
As for titles selected for the Toronto Film Festival, the team of Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon can bet on the world premiere of Under the Starry Sky by Dyana Gaye in the Contemporary World Cinema section (read the article – to be released in France on January 15, 2014 via Haut et Court) and Eastern Boys [+see also:
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile] by Robin Campillo, lifted by its Venetian prize for Best Film in the Orizzonti section. Finally, the Franco-Cambodian documentary The Missing Picture [+see also:
film profile]by Rithy Panh, rewarded in Cannes with the Un Certain Regard prize features in the Wavelengths programme.
It is also worth noting that Films Distribution is organising a private screening for A Street in Palermo [+see also:
interview: Emma Dante
film profile] (read the review) by Italian director Emma Dante which just owed Elena Cotta the Volpi Cup for Best Actress in the Venice Mostra.
Beyond the titles showcased in Toronto, Films Distribution’s line-up features many other assets (finished features, in production or post-production) such as Playing Dead [+see also:
film profile] by Jean-Paul Salomé (article), Domestic Life [+see also:
film profile] by Isabelle Czajka (article), Goal of the Dead by duo Benjamin Rocher - Thierry Poiraud (article), Franco-Israeli comedy Kidon by Emmanuel Naccache, Loulou, the Incredible Secret by duo Grégoire Solotareff - Eric Omond, Akwaba by Benoît Mariage (article), the documentary On the Edge of the World by Claus Drexel, as well as Bird People by Pascale Ferran (news), Pas son genre by Lucas Belvaux (article), Wandering Stars by German director Benjamin Heisenberg, Xenia by Greek director Panos Koutras and Le fil d’Ariane by Robert Guédiguian (article).
(Translated from French)
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