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Eric Lagesse takes over helm at Pyramide

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There is to be a change of majority shareholder at Pyramide, the French independent production, distribution and international sales company. Fabienne Vonier is handing over the reins to Eric Lagesse, who is to become president and director general. Vonier will nonetheless continue to work within the company as a producer.

Founded in 1989 by Vonier, Claudie Cheval, Francis Boespflug, Michel Seydoux, Louis Malle and his brother Vincent, Pyramide has always backed quality auteur films, distributing titles by Mike Leigh, Gianni Amelio, Patrice Chéreau, Claude Miller, Tony Gatlif, Elia Suleiman, Denys Arcand and Fatih Akin (The Edge of Heaven [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fatih Akin
interview: Klaus Maeck
film profile
]
).

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At the recent Cannes Film Festival, Pyramide clinched successful sales with, among other titles, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Three Monkeys [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Zeynep Ozbatur
film profile
]
(see news), which the company will release in theatres next year.

Pyramide are currently distributing Nés en 68 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(“Born in ‘68”) by directorial duo Olivier Ducastel - Jacques Martineau (see news) and Catherine Castel’s 48 Hours a Day.

Forthcoming releases include Stéphane Giusti’s Made in Italy (July 2), Annemarie Jacir’s Salt of This Sea (September 3), Daniel Leconte’s documentary C'est dur d'être aimé par des cons [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(“It’s Hard Being Loved by Idiots”) and Bosnian director Aida Begic’s Snow [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(see news).

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(Translated from French)

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