Films Distribution: an EFM that straddles the present and the future
by Fabien Lemercier
- The line-up includes three films selected to be shown: The Dark Valley, Superegos and Wolfy, the Incredible Secret. And there are some very attractive titles still to come
With three films from its line-up being showcased within various sections of the 64th Berlinale (6–16 February 2014) and many titles in store for the next major festival dates, the French international sales agent Films Distribution will arrive at the European Film Market with a range of tricks up its sleeve.
The team headed by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert (read the interview) and François Yon will be making an effort to sell the western The Dark Valley [+see also:
film profile] by Austrian Andreas Prochaska, a tale of vengeance that will be shown at the gala screening of the Berlinale Special programme. In the Panorama, Films Distribution will be pinning its hopes on the "buddy movie" Superegos [+see also:
film profile] by Benjamin Heisenberg, a German-Swiss-Austrian coproduction that tells the story of the encounter between a dropout and a philosopher. Lastly, the line-up includes the animated film Wolfy, the Incredible Secret [+see also:
film profile] by the French duo Grégoire Solotareff and Eric Omond, which will be screened at the opening of Generation Kplus.
The market screenings will feature, among others, Not My Type [+see also:
interview: Lucas Belvaux
film profile] (read the article) by Belgian director Lucas Belvaux, Scouting for Zebras [+see also:
film profile] (read the article) by his fellow countryman Benoît Mariage, Goal of the Dead by the duo Benjamin Rocher and Thierry Poiraud (read the article), Weekends in Normandy [+see also:
film profile] (read the article) by Anne Villacèque, the acerbic comedy The Crocodiles of Botswanga [+see also:
film profile] (read the article) by Fabrice Eboué and Lionel Steketee, and the documentary Mr Leos CaraX [+see also:
film profile] by Tessa Louise-Salomé.
In terms of pre-sales, Films Distribution will also have a good hand to play at the EFM, including Girlhood (read the article) by Céline Sciamma, Bird People (see news) by Pascale Ferran, Ariane's Thread (read the article) by Robert Guédiguian, Repudiation by Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz and even The New Girlfriend by François Ozon (adapted from a short story by Ruth Rendell and with a cast that includes Romain Duris, Raphaël Personnaz and Anaïs Demoustier).
(Translated from French)
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