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CANNES 2020 Marché du Film

Be For Films to take Night Doctor to Cannes Online

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- Awarded the Label of the Official Selection, Elie Wajeman’s work will spearhead a line-up of 14 titles, including three market premieres

Be For Films to take Night Doctor to Cannes Online
The actors starring in Elie Wajeman's Night Doctor, Vincent Macaigne, Sara Giraudeau and Pio Marmaï

The Cannes Film Festival’s Online Marché du Film (running 22 - 26 June) is in the viewfinder of international sales agent Be For Films - a firm directed by Pamela Leu, also the Belgian subsidiary of French group Playtime - who will be negotiating on behalf of 14 titles at the event, including one work awarded the Official Selection Label: Night Doctor, by France’s Elie Wajeman.

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The filmmaker’s 3rd feature film, following on from Alyah [+see also:
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(Directors’ Fortnight 2012) and Les Anarchistes [+see also:
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(Cannes’ Critics’ Week 2015), stars Vincent Macaigne, Sara Giraudeau and Pio Marmaï in its cast and will be sold via a promo reel. Written by Elie Wajeman and Agnès Feuvre, the story centres around night doctor Mikael. His work is a vocation. Between two patient-visits in difficult neighbourhoods, he treats those whom no-one else will see: drug addicts, homeless people... He rubs shoulders with destitution… His life is in tatters. Especially in light of his pharmacist cousin who convinces him to write fake prescriptions for Subutex. One night, Mikael decides to get out of this business and build himself a new life. But he must pay a high price… This Partizan Films production, whose photography was entrusted to the wonderful David Chizallet, will be distributed in France by Diaphana.

Be For Films will also be proposing three market premieres, with the documentary The Squad [+see also:
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by France’s Stéphanie Gillard (well-received in Tribeca 2016 via The Ride), a Rouge International production which delves into the day to day life of Olympique Lyonnais’s women’s football team (one of the best squads in the world), Just Kids by her compatriot Christophe Blanc (article - a Blue Monday production notably starring Swiss actor Kacey Mottet Klein and French-Romanian talent Anamaria Vartolomei – to be released in France on 26 August courtesy of Rezo Films) and Into Dad’s Woods [+see also:
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by Belgian filmmaker Vero Cratzborn (to be launched in French cinemas on 8 July by KMBO). Equally noteworthy are the first images and promo reel taken from the Belgian documentary All of Us by Pierre Pirard.

Standing out in the presales department are several works in post-production, namely Petite leçon d’amour by Ève Deboise (starring Laetitia Dosch and Pierre Deladonchamps at the head of the cast – news), the dramedy La Dernière Tentation des Belges by Jan Bucquoy, and Azor by Andreas Fontana, starring Fabrizio Rongione in the lead role (read our news - a production bringing together Swiss firm Alina Film, Argentine group Ruda Cine and French outfit Local Films). In pre-production, meanwhile, we find Être en mouvement by Éric Gravel (Crash Test Aglaé [+see also:
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), whose cast is led by Laure Calamy.

Finally, the Be for Films team will be rounding off sales with five other titles set to screen in the Market: Mare [+see also:
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by Switzerland’s Andrea Štaka (discovered in the Berlinale’s Panorama section), Working Girls [+see also:
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by the duo composed of Anne Paulicévich and Frédéric Fonteyne (which is making its return to French cinemas on 22 June), French documentary Little Ballerinas [+see also:
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by Anne-Claire Dolivet, Towards the Battle by Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux and Tench [+see also:
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by Patrick Toye.

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(Translated from French)

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