Dogs and Like Crazy stand proud on Bac Films’ slate
by Fabien Lemercier
- The feature debut by Romanian director Bogdan Mirica will have its premiere in Un Certain Regard, while Italian filmmaker Paolo Virzi’s movie will be premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight
Two European filmmakers shine particularly brightly on the line-up of French international sales agent Bac Films, which is gearing up for the Film Market at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May). Mathieu Robinet and Gilles Sousa’s team will be pinning their hopes on a feature debut selected in Un Certain Regard and in the running for the Caméra d'Or: the thriller Dogs [+see also:
interview: Bogdan Mirica
film profile] by Romanian director Bogdan Mirica (read the article). Co-produced by France and Bulgaria, the film follows hot on the heels of a young man from Bucharest (Dragos Bucur, who was very popular in Boogie [+see also:
interview: Dragos Vîlcu
interview: Radu Muntean
film profile] and Police, Adjective [+see also:
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
film profile]) who goes to the countryside to sell some land he has inherited from his grandfather, but finds out that the plot is being used by the local mafia.
Bac Films will also have another ace up its sleeve, which will be showcased on the Croisette: Like Crazy [+see also:
Q&A: Paolo Virzì
film profile] by Italy’s Paolo Virzi, which will have its world premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight, and is toplined by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazotti. Presented by Edouard Waintrop, the General Delegate of the Fortnight, as a sort of Thelma and Louise that takes place both in and outside a psychiatric asylum, the film, which was co-produced by France, will be released in French theatres on 8 June by Bac Films (which also handled the French distribution and made a mint with the international sales of Virzi’s previous feature, Human Capital [+see also:
interview: Paolo Virzì
Also featuring on the line-up, as a market screening, is Who's Your Daddy by Sylvain Descloux (starring Gilbert Melki and Pio Marmaï – read the article), which Bac will bring out in French theatres on Wednesday 4 May.
Lastly, a promo reel will be unveiled for A Bun in the Oven [+see also:
film profile] by Nadège Loiseau (toplined by Karin Viard – read the article), and Bac Films has three announcements in reserve that it will reveal at Cannes, all of which involve European filmmakers. Watch this space...
(Translated from French)
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