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CANNES 2020 Marché du Film

Films Boutique goes to Cannes

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- As well as having one title in the Cannes Official Selection, the German sales agent will also showcase upcoming and previously premiered films to market professionals

Films Boutique goes to Cannes
The Death of Cinema and My Father Too by Dani Rosenberg

With one title in the Cannes Official Selection, and eight more available for professionals attending the market, Berlin-based international sales agent Films Boutique is gearing up for the upcoming Marché du Film Online, running from 22-26 June.

As was recently announced, Films Boutique has acquired the rights to Dani Rosenberg’s feature debut, The Death of Cinema and My Father Too [+see also:
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, which is one of the Cannes Official Selection titles and will unspool at the Marché du Film. Co-penned by the Israeli director and Itay Kohay, the film narrates the story of a father who, fearing an Iranian attack on Tel Aviv, seeks shelter in Jerusalem, and his filmmaker son, who wants to give his dad a role in his upcoming film. The movie teeters between creative documentary and fiction film and is an Israeli-French co-production by Pardes Films and Tu Vas Voir.

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At the Marché du Film Online, Films Boutique is bringing along The Voiceless, the fourth feature by Pascal Rabaté (Patchwork Family [+see also:
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), toplined by Belgium’s Yolande Moreau, Gustave Kervern and François Morel (see the news). Written by the director, the story follows a clan living in the present day, which goes against the grain of civilisation and lives in the hidden underworld of a rubbish tip, where they illegally recycle the waste. As with all of Rabaté’s previous features, The Voiceless is being produced by Xavier Delmas for Loin derrière l'Oural. It will be presented for the very first time at the Marché.

The rest of Films Boutique’s slate includes a number of heavyweight features that premiered during the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, including the Golden Bear winner There Is No Evil [+see also:
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by Iranian independent filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who has been sentenced to jail in Iran; the latest feature by Poland’s Agnieszka Holland, the historical biopic Charlatan [+see also:
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; and the dystopian science-fiction art documentary Last and First Men [+see also:
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by late Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, featuring Tilda Swinton.

Lastly, the company will be showcasing and negotiating deals for two LGBT dramas: Ray Yeung’s Suk Suk from Hong Kong, which was previously screened at Busan and participated in the Berlinale’s Panorama; and the Göteborg-premiered romance Are We Lost Forever by David Färdmar. Also, Tanel Toom’s historical drama Truth and Justice [+see also:
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, an Estonian box-office hit, and the crime-drama Verdict [+see also:
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by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez, which bagged the Venice Orizzonti Special Jury Prize, round off the company’s slate.

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