London River heads Elle Driver line-up at EFM
by Fabien Lemercier
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).
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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film profile] (“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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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.
(Translated from French)
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