Memento is Louder Than Bombs
by Fabien Lemercier
- Joachim Trier’s film, a contender for the Palme d'Or, stands tall on a line-up that includes the upcoming film by Bruno Dumont and the intriguing The Darkness
French international sales agent Memento Films very often makes a good impression on the Croisette, and has every intention of taking full advantage of its well-targeted slate at the Film Market of the 68th Cannes Film Fetsival (13-24 May 2015). The list is spearheaded by the eagerly anticipated Louder Than Bombs [+see also:
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile] by Norway’s Joachim Trier (read the article – with a cast including Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Ryan and David Strathairn), which the French company co-produced (and which it will distribute itself in France next October), and which is scheduled to be unveiled officially on Monday 18 May.
Memento will also organise two market world premieres for the documentary The Propaganda Game [+see also:
interview: Álvaro Longoria
film profile] by Spaniard Alvaro Longoria, which scrutinises the system in North Korea, and for James White, the feature debut by US director Josh Mond and the winner of the Audience Award in the Next section at Sundance.
The team managed by Emilie Georges and headed by Tanja Meissner will also officially be launching pre-sales for Slack Bay [+see also:
Q&A: Bruno Dumont
film profile] by Bruno Dumont (read the news) at Cannes, a movie that will begin shooting this summer, with a cast including Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeri Bruni Tedeschi.
Pre-sales are also getting under way (based on the screenplay and a teaser) for The Darkness [+see also:
film profile] by Mexican director Daniel Castro Zimbrón, currently in production, co-produced by France (Les Films de l'étranger) and starring Brontis Jodorowsky. And the plot? The Earth has stopped spinning, and a thick, toxic fog has spread over the planet, plunging the forest into eternal twilight. Argel, together with his brother and sister, has spent his life shut away in the basement of an old hut. They believe a wild beast roams in the darkest recesses of the forest. When his elder brother mysteriously disappears, Argel sets off on a quest that will lead him to break the rules he grew up with. Little by little, he will unearth the darkest secrets and mysteries that both his father and the forest are hiding.
In terms of the titles in post-production on Memento’s line-up, we have the Australian-German co-production Berlin Syndrome by Cate Shortland and Marguerite [+see also:
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile] by French filmmaker Xavier Giannoli (read the article), not to mention News from Planet Mars [+see also:
film profile] by Dominik Moll (read the article – in production with a cast including François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne, Veerle Baetens and Léa Drucker).
(Translated from French)
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