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CANNES 2017 Market / France

A five-star line-up for Pyramide at Cannes

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- With two titles in the Official Selection, one in the Directors’ Fortnight and two in the Critics’ Week, the firm is likely to strike some lucrative deals at Cannes

A five-star line-up for Pyramide at Cannes
After the War by Annarita Zambrano

French international sales agent Pyramide International (managed by Eric Lagesse) will be able to flaunt a solid and tantalising line-up comprising 17 titles at the Film Market of the 70th Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May). Agathe Valentin’s team will most notably be banking on five features that are being showcased in the various selections on the Croisette, and which give top billing to young filmmakers.

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Un Certain Regard will play host to the premiere of the French-Italian-Belgian co-production After the War [+see also:
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, the feature debut by Annarita Zambrano, featuring a plot that kicks off in Bologna in 2002 with the murder of a judge, which reopens old political wounds and has immediate repercussions on a former extreme-left activist. The man, who is suspected of having been behind the assassination, has been taking refuge in France for the last 20 years, and he must now flee once again, but this time with his 16-year-old daughter... 

Pyramide is also selling Plot 35 [+see also:
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 by Eric Caravaca, which will be screened as an Official Selection special screening. The documentary is a kind of private investigation undertaken by the director into his elder sister, who died at the age of three, before he was born, and whom almost nobody has ever spoken to him about.

Another documentary on Pyramide’s slate is Nothingwood [+see also:
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 by Sonia Kronlund, which will have its world premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight and paints an astonishing portrait of the flamboyant Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most popular and prolific film actor-director-producer. 

Two French features zooming in on some fascinating topics will be included on the special screenings programme of the Critics’ WeekA Violent Life [+see also:
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 by Thierry de Peretti, which delves into the chaotic radicalism of Corsica’s independence movements, and Bloody Milk [+see also:
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by Hubert Charuel, which assumes the guise of a thriller as it immerses us in the world of farming, where epidemics are decimating entire herds of livestock.

At the Film Market, Pyramide will be pre-selling ten films in post-production: Rainbow - A Private Affair [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Taviani
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by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (which revolves around a story of love and vengeance within the ranks of the Italian Resistance), Number One [+see also:
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 by Tonie Marshall (toplined by Emmanuelle Devos), Gaspard Goes to the Wedding [+see also:
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interview: Antony Cordier
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 by Anthony CordierWajib [+see also:
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 by Annemarie Jacir, the French-Israeli co-production Virgins [+see also:
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 by Keren Ben RafaelGiants Don't Exist by Spaniard Chema RodriguezLuna [+see also:
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 by Elsa DiringerThe Party Is Over [+see also:
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 by Marie Garel-Weiss, and the documentaries Le Grand Bal [+see also:
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 by Laetitia Carton and Shanghai Youth by China’s Wang Bing.

Lastly, Pyramide’s luxuriant Cannes line-up is topped off by John Trengove’s The Wound [+see also:
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 (a real revelation at Sundance and in the Berlinale Panorama) and Cyril Mennegun’s La consolation [+see also:
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