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Films Distribution at Toronto with young Europeans

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Currently very busy at the informal market at the Toronto Film Festival (September 9-15), French sales outfit Films Distribution, which has announced the selection on its line-up of Belgian/Dutch co-production Ben X [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nic Balthazar
interview: Peter Bouckaert
film profile
]
by Nic Balthazar (see article), confirms its strategy to support European auteur cinema and young talents (see interview with Nicolas Brigaud-Robert).

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Among the four films in its line-up at Toronto are L’Ora di Punta [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Italy’s Vincenzo Marra (see article) and Wolfsbergen by Dutch helmer Nanouk Leopold (see news) in the Contemporary World Cinema category, as well as Céline Sciamma’s Water Lilies [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which has been selected in the Vanguard section and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May (see article and interview).

Joining this trio is 100% French production Flight of the Red Balloon [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao Hsien, also well received at Cannes in May (see news). It will be presented in the Masters programme at the Canadian event.

Aside from screenings, Films Distribution will be selling a number of titles, notably Robert Guediguian’s Lady Jane [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(see article), Manuel Poirier’s La Maison [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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(in competition at the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival, see news), Nicolas Boukhrief’s Cortex [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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(see news), Lea Fazer’s Notre univers impitoyable [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(see article), Park [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Arnaud des Pallières, Olivier Panchot’s Sans Moi [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(see article), Laurent de Bartillat’s La fortune [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Hany Tamba’s Melodrama Habibi (see news).

Their catalogue also features California Wash by Bouli Lanners (see news), Eric Forestier’s La troisième partie du monde (see article), Lemon Tree [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Eran Riklis and the Coco Chanel project to be directed by Anne Fontaine in 2008, starring Audrey Tautou (see news).

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(Translated from French)

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