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CANNES 2014 Market / France

Showcasing of three aces for Films Distribution

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- In the line-up, Bird People in Un Certain Regard, Girlhood and The Trial of Viviane Amsalem at the Directors’ Fortnight

Showcasing of three aces for Films Distribution
Bird People by Pascale Ferran

An unmissable major player in global markets, the French international sales company Films Distribution will be present at the Cannes Film Festival’s (14-25 May, 2014) market with a quality line-up including three titles in the various Croisette selections.

In particular, Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon’s team will be taking care of Bird People [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pascale Ferran
film profile
]
 by Pascale Ferran (read the news story – coming out in France on June 4), which will be presented on May 19 in the Certain Regard section.

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It will also be looking up for business during Directors’ Fortnight, with two feature-length films selected: Girlhood [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Céline Sciamma
interview: Céline Sciamma
film profile
]
 by Céline Sciamma (article), which will open the section on May 15, and Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz (mainly a French production with Germany and Israel), whose premiere has been set for May 16. 

During the Cannes market, Films Distribution will present two screenings of promoreels, which will showcase different films going through the post-production process. These films include The New Girlfriend by François Ozon (an adaptation of a novel by Ruth Rendell with Romain Duris, Raphaël Personnaz and Anaïs Demoustier in the cast – out in France on November 9), Magical Girl by Spaniard Carlos VermutThe Man From Oran by Lyes Salem (news – out in France on November 19), Sangaïlé by Alanté Kavaïté (a co-production between Lithuania and France – news) and The Clearstream Affair by Vincent Garenq (article).

Noteworthy among the market screenings are Ariane's Thread by Robert Guédiguian (article – coming out in France on June 18), Now or Never by Serge Frydman (article – coming out in France on September 3), New Zealand horror-comedy HouseboundGoal of the Dead by duo Benjamin Rocher - Thierry Poiraud (article), The Crocodiles of Botswanga [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Fabrice Eboué and Lionel Steketee (article) and documentary Mr Leos Carax [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Tessa Louise-Salomé, without forgetting three films discovered in Berlin: The Dark Valley [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Austrian Andreas ProchaskaSuperegos [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by German Benjamin Heisenberg and Wolfy, the Incredible Secret [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by French duo Grégoire Solotareff - Eric Omond.

(Translated from French)

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