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SBS tocca il cielo con Synonymes

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- Con l'Orso d'oro vinto a Berlino dal film di Nadav Lapid, la casa di produzione francese converte in trofeo una linea editoriale di altissimo livello

SBS tocca il cielo con Synonymes
Il regista Nadav Lapid e il produttore Saïd Ben Saïd con il loro Orso d'oro per Synonymes (© Ali Ghandtschi / Berlinale)

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Since it was founded in 2010, SBS Productions has been stamping its seal of quality and ambition on the international film production landscape. It specialises in "simultaneously demanding and accessible" arthouse films, ranging from Maps to the Stars [+leggi anche:
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by David Cronenberg to Elle [+leggi anche:
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by Paul Verhoeven, via Aquarius [+leggi anche:
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by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Carnage [+leggi anche:
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by Roman Polanski and Passion [+leggi anche:
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by Brian de Palma, as well as three Philippe Garrel films (Jealousy [+leggi anche:
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, In the Shadow of Women [+leggi anche:
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and Lover for a Day [+leggi anche:
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).

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Selected countless times in the showcases of the major festivals, the Paris-based company managed by Saïd Ben Saïd (who is supported in his production duties by Switzerland’s Michel Merkt), which has branched out into the sectors of international sales and French distribution, had up until Saturday night never clutched the Holy Grail of a victory at one of the biggest international rendezvous of the seventh art. That particular mission has now been accomplished with the Golden Bear won at the 69th Berlinale by Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms [+leggi anche:
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. A majority French (60%) production, the feature, which was shot in Paris with names such as Quentin Dolmaire and Louise Chevillotte among the cast, was executive-produced by Saïd Ben Saïd and Michel Merkt for SBS Productions, and was co-produced by Arte France Cinéma, Germany’s Komplizen Film (Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach and Maren Ade) and Israel’s Pie Films (Osnat Handelsman Keren and Talia Kleinhendler), with the support of the CNC, via World Cinema Support. SBS will handle the French distribution from 27 March onwards (with programming in theatres subcontracted to Paname Distribution) and is also in charge of the international sales.

SBS currently has a number of titles in post-production – namely, Bacurau by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles (starring Barbara Colen, Sonia Braga and Udo Kier; co-produced by Arte France Cinéma and Brazilian outfits CinemaScópio and Globo Filmes), Frankie by US helmer Ira Sachs (starring Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier, Pascal Greggory, Ariyon Bakare, Vinette Robinson and Greg Kinnear; co-produced by Portugal’s O Som e a Fúria and Belgium’s Beluga Tree – set to be released in France on 15 September 2019) and Spellbound by France’s Pascal Bonitzer (see the article – toplined by Sara Giraudeau and Nicolas Duvauchelle; also co-produced by Belgium’s Beluga Tree). SBS will also be distributing these three movies in France and selling them overseas, unlike Blessed Virgin by Paul Verhoeven (see the article; starring Virginie Efira, Daphné Patakia, Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson, among others), which SBS is producing and which is also in post-production, but whose French distribution and international sales have been entrusted to Pathé Films for a postponed delivery date of 2020, following some minor health issues that have afflicted the Dutch director, who fully intends to supervise the edit himself.

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