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CANNES 2020 Marché du Film

Beta Cinema all set for the Virtual Marché du Film

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- The German company is bringing along a jam-packed market screening slate, including box-office hits, plus the upcoming projects by Peter Bebjak, Uberto Pasolini, Stefan Ruzowitzky and Leon Prudovsky

Beta Cinema all set for the Virtual Marché du Film
The Kangaroo Chronicles by Dani Levy

International sales agent Beta Cinema has announced its slate for the upcoming Virtual Marché du Film (22-26 June). Seven of its films will have market screenings, and eight upcoming projects will be available to tempt attending industry professionals looking to strike some deals.

The company is bringing Dani Levy’s The Kangaroo Chronicles [+see also:
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along for its market premiere. In it, struggling musician Marc-Uwe receives a visit from his neighbour – a talking kangaroo who’s asking for eggs. Being a staunch communist, the kangaroo doesn’t believe in private ownership and without further ado decides to move in with Marc-Uwe. The film is based on the radio comedy and the bestselling books and audiobooks by Marc-Uwe Kling, and was a hit at the German box office.

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Two films will have private screenings. They are Corvidae, the debut feature by Joe Marcantonio, a psychological thriller that follows a pregnant young woman who finds herself surrounded by her dead boyfriend's peculiar family, from whom she can’t escape; and The Report [+see also:
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by well-known Slovakian helmer Peter Bebjak (The Line [+see also:
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interview: Andrey Yermak
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), based on a true story about two young Slovak Jews who manage to escape from a concentration camp but who find themselves up against allies that don’t believe the truth (see the news).

As for the rest of the Virtual Marché du Film’s screenings, the German company is showcasing four films: Berlin Alexanderplatz [+see also:
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by Burhan Qurbani and My Little Sister [+see also:
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interview: Stéphanie Chuat and Véroniq…
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by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, which both had their world premieres in the main competition of the 70th Berlinale, along with Narcissus and Goldmund [+see also:
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by Stefan Ruzowitzky and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit [+see also:
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, which is based on the best-selling Judith Kerr novel and was directed by Caroline Link (All About Me [+see also:
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).

Lastly, Beta Cinema will be negotiating deals for eight upcoming features that are all in post-production, including the drama Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini (Still Life [+see also:
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interview: Uberto Pasolini
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); the tragicomedy My Neighbor Adolf by Leon Prudovsky, starring David Hayman and Udo Kier (see the news); the historical thriller Hinterland by Stefan Ruzowitzky; the screen adaptation of the famous Italian crime comic book series Diabolik by the Manetti Bros (see the news); and the topsy-turvy romantic comedy Hello Again – A Wedding Day by Maggie Peren (Colour of the Ocean [+see also:
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). The firm will also be touting three feature debuts: the dramas My Son by Lena Stahl, The Bike Thief by Matt Chambers and Karnawal [+see also:
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by Juan Pablo Félix, which also won the latest Films in Progress Toulouse.

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