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CANNES 2020 Marché du Film

New Europe Film Sales ready to Sweat at Cannes

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- The Polish firm has secured a spot in the Cannes Official Selection with Magnus von Horn’s sophomore feature, while 6 more movies and projects will be available to professionals at the Marché du Film

New Europe Film Sales ready to Sweat at Cannes
Sweat by Magnus von Horn

Warsaw-based boutique world sales agent New Europe Film Sales is set to present a total of seven films and projects to the professionals attending the Cannes Marché du Film, which is happening entirely digitally from 22-26 June.

In the Cannes Official Selection, Magnus von Horn is returning with his sophomore feature, Sweat [+see also:
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, five years after his debut, The Here After [+see also:
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interview: Magnus von Horn
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, was presented in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. The film follows a fitness motivator (Magdalena Koleśnik), whose life revolves around her social-media personality that made her a celebrity. But despite her many followers and business partners, she is still looking for true intimacy. Sweat is a Polish-Swedish co-production staged by Mariusz Włodarski for Lava Films.

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The sales agent is bringing along three titles for Marché du Film screenings, all of which have already had their premieres at previous festivals. The slate includes Danish director Malou Reymann's debut feature, A Perfectly Normal Family [+see also:
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, which premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and received the VPRO Big Screen Award. The other two movies are Disco [+see also:
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interview: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
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, the sophomore feature by Norwegian writer-director Jorunn Myklebust Syversen (The Tree Feller [+see also:
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), which premiered at Toronto last year, and The Lunchroom by Argentina’s Ezequiel Radusky, which received the Best Actress Award for Liliana Juárez at the Mar del Plata Film Festival.

Finally, the Polish company will be at the Marché to negotiate deals for Birds (Or How to Be One) [+see also:
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, the latest experimental film by Greek helmer Babis Makridis (Pity [+see also:
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), which was screened at Rotterdam, along with two upcoming projects. Lamb, by Icelandic writer-director Valdimar Jóhannsson, stars Noomi Rapace. The story follows a childless couple of sheep farmers, and when one of their sheep gives birth to a creature that is half human, half lamb, they decide to take care of it in spite of the consequences. The other upcoming project is the Norwegian CGI animated children’s film Christmas at Cattle Hill, the second instalment in the Cattle Hill [+see also:
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film franchise from Qvisten Animation, directed by Will Ashurst (Anchors Up [+see also:
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). It follows the adventures of Calf Clara, who has invited everyone for a Christmas party at Cattle Hill.

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