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CANNES 2006 Market

Sparkling line-up for Films Distribution

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The Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28) has got off to an excellent start for French international sales company Films Distribution, headed by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert.

The line-up includes seven features in various festival sections, three of which are in official competition: Flanders [+see also:
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by Bruno Dumont, Days of Glory [+see also:
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interview: Jean Bréhat
interview: Rachid Bouchareb
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by Rachid Bouchareb and The Weakest is Always Right [+see also:
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by Lucas Belvaux.

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A further two films, Avida [+see also:
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by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern and Anne Fontaine’s Nouvelle chance, will be presented out of competition. Completing Film Distribution’s line-up are Denis Dercourt’s La Tourneuse de pages [+see also:
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interview: Denis Dercourt
interview: Michel Saint-Jean
film profile
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(Un Certain Regard) and Claire Simon’s Ça brûle [+see also:
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(Directors’ Fortnight).

These seven jewels are bound to pick up some awards for the international sales team, headed by François Yon and Didar Domehri.

Recently bought titles by Films Distribution include Nue-Propriété [+see also:
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by young Belgian director Joaquim Lafosse starring Isabelle Huppert (see news) and Tehilim by Raphaël Nadjari. These complete an impressive line-up that includes, in particular, Armenia [+see also:
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by Robert Guédiguian, Retour en Normandie [+see also:
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by Nicolas Philibert, Spanish thriller Angosto by Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo, Cages [+see also:
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by Belgium’s Oliver Masset-Depasse (see interview), Lagerfeld confidential by Rodolphe Marconi, Falling by Austria’s Barbara Albert, Avril [+see also:
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by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu, Lady Chatterley [+see also:
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by Pascale Ferran and animated film Piccolo & Saxo by Eric Gutierrez and Marco Villamizar.

Three films popular at this year’s Berlin Film Festival will also be screened at the market: Close to Home by Dalia Hager and Vidi Bilu, Beyond Hatred [+see also:
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by Olivier Meyrou and Hotel Harabati [+see also:
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by Brice Cauvin.

(Translated from French)

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