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CANNES 2020 Marché du Film

LevelK gears up to present its latest slate at Cannes

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- The Danish firm will be selling a highly varied selection, ranging from genre films to biopic dramas and documentaries from various countries

LevelK gears up to present its latest slate at Cannes
Breeder by Jens Dahl

Danish sales agent LevelK is ready for the upcoming Cannes Marché du Film, which this year is unspooling digitally from 22-26 June, and the company is bringing a total of six films from various countries to be screened at the virtual market.

The Danish horror flick Breeder by Jens Dahl (3 Things [+see also:
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) follows Mia, who, while researching a health-supplement company, discovers that biohacking experiments are being performed. When she digs further, she is trapped and tortured. Written by Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen (The Return [+see also:
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) and produced by Amalie Lyngbo Quist (Cutterhead [+see also:
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, Psychosia [+see also:
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interview: Marie Grahtø
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) and Maria Møller Christoffersen (Koko-di Koko-da [+see also:
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interview: Johannes Nyholm
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]
) for Beo Starling, the film is also featured in the Frontières Platform’s Buyers Showcase slate this year (see the news).

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Currently in post-production, the Finnish biopic Tove [+see also:
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by Zaida Bergroth (Miami [+see also:
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, Maria’s Paradise [+see also:
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interview: Zaida Bergroth
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) follows the life of Tove Jansson, known worldwide as the creator of the Moomins, and the film focuses on her artistic struggles and her unconventional personal life. The drama is produced by Andrea Reuter (Dogs Don't Wear Pants [+see also:
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interview: J-P Valkeapää
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]
) and Aleksi Bardy (Tom of Finland [+see also:
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interview: Dome Karukoski
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]
) for Helsinki-filmi. Also, the Icelandic documentary A Song Called Hate by debutante Anna Hildur has been completed and features in LevelK’s slate; it is about the performance art group Hatari, who participated in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

Furthermore, the Czech teen drama The Pack by first-time filmmaker Tomáš Polensk is set in the world of youth ice hockey, and the story follows David, a 16-year-old goaltender who suffers from diabetes and joins a new team, the Wolves. He strives to succeed, but as an outsider in the team, he increasingly becomes the target of bullying (see the news). Produced by Julietta Sichel and Jan Froněk for 8Heads Productions, the film will have its national premiere at the Zlín International Film Festival (see the news).

The only animated title in this selection is Raggie [+see also:
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by Meelis Arulepp and Karsten Kiilerich (The Ugly Duckling and Me), about six-year-old Ruby, who has a fairly well-balanced life, but when her older brother is ready to go back to school, he makes her a new doll, Raggie, to keep her company. The film is an Estonian-Danish co-production by Kristel Tõldsepp for A. Film Production and Anders Mastrup.

The final title on LevelK’s Cannes Marché du Film slate is the UK horror Martyrs Lane, written and directed by Ruth Platt (The Black Forest [+see also:
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). The movie, which is in post-production, follows ten-year-old Leah, who lives in a large vicarage, full of lost souls, with her busy parents and her older sister, but at night her nightmares start to creep in. Supported by the BFI, the film is produced by Christine Alderson (Valhalla Rising [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Winding Refn
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]
) and Katie Hodgkin for Ipso Facto Productions.

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