Films Boutique boasts Ghost Town Anthology and Flesh Out in the Berlin showcase
by Ioana Florescu
- The German sales agent’s line-up includes one Golden Bear contender and a Panorama title
The European Film Market of the 69th Berlin Film Festival looks set to be a money-spinner for Films Boutique. Indeed, the Berlin-based sales agent is heading to the festival with one Golden Bear contender and a film that will premiere in Panorama.
Spearheading the company’s line-up is Denis Côté’s entry in the Main Competition, Ghost Town Anthology. The director, whose Vic + Flo Saw a Bear also competed for the Golden Bear at the 2013 edition of the Berlinale and won the Alfred Bauer Prize, is returning to the gathering with a movie that centres on the impact that the death of a teenager in a car accident has on the inhabitants of a small town.
Also sparkling on Films Boutique’s Berlinale slate is Michela Occhipinti’s Flesh Out [+see also:
film profile]. The first fiction feature by the Italian director revolves around a young woman from Mauritania, who, in preparation for the marriage arranged for her by her parents, is under pressure to risk her health and rapidly gain weight (see the news).
Furthermore, the company will be premiering two films at the European Film Market: Wayne Blair’s comedy Top End Wedding, which follows a soon-to-be-married couple that embarks on a journey through Australia in order to find a missing future in-law who is going through a mid-life crisis, and the Polish drama Dolce Fine Giornata [+see also:
interview: Jacek Borcuch
film profile] by Jacek Borcuch. Both films celebrated their world premiere at this year’s recently concluded Sundance Film Festival.
At Berlin, Films Boutique will also be organising market screenings for the sci-fi drama All the Gods in the Sky [+see also:
film profile] by Quarxx, The River [+see also:
interview: Emir Baigazin
film profile] by Emir Baigazin, which earned the helmer the Orizzonti Award for Best Director at last year’s Venice Film Festival, Fig Tree by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, and Domingo [+see also:
interview: Clara Linhart, Fellipe Barb…
film profile] by Clara Linhart and Fellipe Barbosa.
As for pre-sales, the company will be negotiating deals for Katrin Gebbe’s eagerly anticipated Pelican Blood. The upcoming film by the director of Nothing Bad Can Happen [+see also:
film profile] hinges on Wiebke, a woman who has to deal with the aggressive behaviour of her second, recently adopted daughter.
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