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CANNES 2018 Market

Beta Cinema presents a strong, female-centred line-up at Cannes

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- The German sales agent boasts two titles in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival

Beta Cinema presents a strong, female-centred line-up at Cannes
The Gentle Indifference of the World by Adilkhan Yerzhanov

With two of its titles in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, German sales agent Beta Cinema is unfurling a powerful line-up. Spearheading the slate is the poetic love story The Gentle Indifference of the World [+see also:
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 by Kazakh director Adilkhan Yerzhanov (The Owners), which is being presented in the Un Certain Regard section. Beautifully photographed by DoP Aidar Sharip, the story revolves around a young and beautiful villager and her loyal but penniless admirer, who make their way to the cruel city in an attempt to save her mother from jail. 2014 Berlinale Talents participant Adilkhan Yerzhanov transports his characters, who are used to the vastness of the Kazakh Steppe, into the merciless heart of a city, where profits and money are king.

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In Woman at War [+see also:
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 by acclaimed Icelandic filmmaker Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men [+see also:
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), which will be shown in the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, a 50-year-old declares a one-woman war on the local aluminium industry in order to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands that she loves. The film tackles the burning issue of environmental degradation through the struggle of a woman, who, against all odds and against even her entire community, decides to go on a lone mission to preserve nature and protect the highlands. She is prepared to risk everything – until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life. Erlingsson is also well known as an actor, theatre director and documentarian, and received more than 20 awards for his directorial debut, Of Horses and Men.

Further titles that Beta Cinema is presenting at the Film Market include Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince [+see also:
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, starring Colin FirthEmily WatsonTom Wilkinson and Everett himself, the seven-time German Film Award winner 3 Days in Quiberon [+see also:
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 by Emily Atef, the unusual love story In the Aisles [+see also:
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interview: Franz Rogowski
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by Thomas Stuber and the drama Ága [+see also:
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by Milko Lazarov. Meanwhile, Cobain [+see also:
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 by Nanouk Leopold is a moving story about a teenage boy trying to save his mother, and in Styx [+see also:
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Wolfgang Fischer portrays a strong woman on a sailing trip. Beta Cinema’s slate also includes Yehonatan Indursky’s drama Driver [+see also:
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, set in an ultra-orthodox community in Israel, as well as the family adventure The Famous Five and the Valley of Dinosaurs [+see also:
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by Mike Marzuk.

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