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CANNES 2008 Market / France

Memento get sales off to a kicking start for Entre les murs

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On Saturday, Laurent Cantet’s Entre les murs [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Carole Scotta
interview: Laurent Cantet
film profile
]
(“Between the Walls”, see news) will be the last film to screen in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Meanwhile, it is already proving to be a hit at the Film Market.

French company Memento Films International have already sold the title to the UK (Curzon Artificial Eye), Italy (Mikado), Spain (Golem), Benelux (Cineart), Greece (Ama Films), the countries of the former Yugoslavia (MCF) and Brazil. And advanced negotiations are underway for sales to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the US. These successful deals bode well for the film, ahead of its late screening as a Palme d’Or contender.

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Moreover, the team headed by Emilie Georges (see interview), with Tanja Meissner at the helm of international sales, received several offers for European co-production Home [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Thierry Spicher
interview: Ursula Meier
film profile
]
by Swiss director Ursula Meier (see news and interview with the filmmaker), after the film’s special screening in Critics’ Week on Sunday evening. Negotiations are already underway for the UK, Germany, Italy and Austria.

Finally, Memento are also considering three offers from Benelux for Anna Novion’s French/Swedish feature Grown Ups [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(see news), which screened in competition yesterday in the Critics’ Week. The film – which has already been bought for Switzerland (Xenix) – has also aroused interest from Austrian companies.

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(Translated from French)

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