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BERLINALE 2009 EFM / France

London River heads Elle Driver line-up at EFM

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London River heads Elle Driver line-up at EFM

Founded in 2008, Paris-based international sales company Elle Driver – headed by Eva Diederix and Adeline Fontan Tessaur – are enthusiastically gearing up for the European Film Market at the Berlin International Film Festival (February 5-15).

Their line-up showcases Rachid Bouchareb’s French/UK co-production London River [+see also:
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(see news), which is selected in official competition.

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Among the market screenings, Elle Driver will be hoping for success with Tommy Wirkola’s Norwegian film Dead Snow [+see also:
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, Spanish director Gerardo Naranjo’s I’m Going to Explode (Fipresci Prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival) and two French box office hits: Fred Cavayé’s Anything For Her [+see also:
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and Pascale Pouzadoux’s De l'autre côté du lit [+see also:
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(“On the Other Side of the Bed”).

The young French company – which attracted attention at Cannes with Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s Four Nights With Anna [+see also:
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and at Venice with Claire Denis35 Shots of Rum [+see also:
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– have also added Australian feature Samson & Delilah to their line-up. Further additions include two US productions: romantic comedy Arlen Faber and the documentary The September Issue about Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Finally, Elle Driver will be selling Srdjan Dragojevic’s Serbian/Bosnian/Bulgarian co-production St George Shoots the Dragon (in post-production) and Juan Carlos Medina’s Painless, starring Tomas Lemarquis (Noi the Albino).

Co-written by the director and Luiso Berdejo, the latter film interweaves two stories: a famous neurosurgeon searches in the present day for his biological parents as he needs a bone marrow transplant and a young boy is treated during the Spanish Civil War in a psychiatric hospital alongside other children who are insensitive to pain and develop dangerous behaviour. Piloted by French companies Les Films d'Antoine, Tobina Film and Backup Films, the title – currently in pre-production – is set to be co-produced by Spain and Portugal.

Fabien Lemercier

(Translated from French)

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