Doc & Film aims high with South is Nothing and Scrap Yard
by Fabien Lemercier
- Also highlighted in the Berlin line-up are the next films by Claudio Noce, Frederick Wiseman, Bernard Bellefroid and the Gagnol-Felicioli duo
Headed for the 64th Berlinale (from 6 to 16 February 2014), the French sales company Doc & Film International is preparing a rich selection of 18 films for the European Film Market, three of which will be presented in the Forum and Generation sections.
Daniela Elstner's team will be handling the sales for South is Nothing [+see also:
interview: Miriam Karlkvist
film profile], by the Italian Fabio Mollo, which was revealed in Toronto within the Discovery section and selected for Berlin's Generation 14plus programme.
Two documentaries from the Doc & Film selection will be shown in the Forum: the French-Swiss Iranian [+see also:
film profile], by Mehran Tamadon, and Scrap Yard [+see also:
film profile], by Nadège Trebal, who is French. The latter, which was produced by Gilles Sandoz for Maïa Cinéma with HVH Films, Néon Productions and the up-front support of CNC, is the second feature film by the director, also known for Bleu Pétrole.
Four films that are in production also appear in the selection: Melody, by the Belgian Bernard Bellefroid (see news), the French-Belgian-Canadian coproduction Le coeur régulier [+see also:
film profile] by Vanja d'Alcantara (with Isabelle Carré heading up the cast), Papa Lanterne by Alan Chan (produced by the Parisian Mact Productions and China) and the feature-length animation Phantom Boy [+see also:
film profile] by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (see news - this new work by the directors of A Cat in Paris [+see also:
film profile] is being sold in association with Lumière).
Doc & Film will also be selling three feature-length films that are in post-production: La foresta di ghiaccio (The Ice Forest) by the Italian Claudio Noce (see news - with a cast that includes Emir Kusturica and Ksenia Rappoport), the documentary National Gallery by Frederick Wiseman (which takes a close look at the beating heart of the famous London museum) and The Valley, by Ghassan Salhab (a coproduction between Lebanon, France and Germany).
Lastly, also of note are the screenings that will take place in the market of the documentaries The Captain and His Pirate, by Andy Wolf, Les chèvres de ma mère (All My Mother's Goats), by Sophie Audier, and Comment j'ai détesté les maths (How I Came to Hate Math), by Olivier Peyon, not to mention Violette [+see also:
film profile], by Martin Provost, and the Venetian Golden Lion (already selling very well around the world) Sacro GRA [+see also:
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile], by Gianfranco Rosi.
(Translated from French)
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