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L’Enkas by Sarah Marx to duke it out in Orizzonti

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- The film, toplined by Sandor Funtek and Sandrine Bonnaire, will be world-premiered at the Venice Film Festival; the La Rumeur Filme production is being sold by Versatile

L’Enkas by Sarah Marx to duke it out in Orizzonti
Actors Sandor Funtek and Sandrine Bonnaire

French filmmaker Sarah Marx is already getting her film career off to a flying start, as her feature debut, L’Enkas [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Sarah Marx
film profile
]
, has been selected for the competitive Orizzonti section of the 75th Venice Film Festival (29 August-8 September).

Having turned heads with the 2012 short film Fatum, for L’Enkas the director has assembled a cast including Sandor Funtek (a 28-year-old actor glimpsed in titles such as Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile
]
Nico, 1988 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Susanna Nicchiarelli
film profile
]
, A Wedding [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Stephan Streker
film profile
]
and Paris Prestige [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and set to grace screens soon in Our Wonderful Lives and Savage Youth), famous actress Sandrine Bonnaire (Volpi Cup at Venice in 1995, César Award for Best Actress in 1986, and nominated in 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996 and 2000; popular recently in Catch the Wind [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
A Season in France [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
film profile
]
and Heaven Will Wait [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
), Virginie Acariès (who had a minor role in Paris Prestige) and Alexis Manenti (9 Fingers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: FJ Ossang
film profile
]
The Stopover [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Delphine and Muriel Coulin
film profile
]
Orphan [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Arnaud des Pallières
film profile
]
).

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Written by Sarah Marx, Ekoué Labitey and Hamé Bourokba, the story revolves around Ulysse. Fresh out of jail, he has only one idea in mind: making money. Overwhelmed by his depressed mother, Gabrielle, and the bills that never stop piling up and feeling a desire to live life to the full, he comes up with a plan. With his best friend, David, he’ll travel from rave to rave, selling a mixture of water and Ketamine from their food truck. Together, they hit the road…

Produced by Hamé and Ekoué (who directed and produced Paris Prestige) for La Rumeur FilmeL’Enkas will be distributed in France by Sophie Dulac Distribution and is being sold overseas by Versatile.

(Translated from French)

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