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CANNES 2019 Marché du Film

Poker d'assi a Cannes per Pathé International

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- Il gruppo francese vende quattro titoli in vetrina nella Selezione ufficiale sulla Croisette, tra cui il candidato alla Palma d'Oro Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo

Poker d'assi a Cannes per Pathé International
Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo di Abdellatif Kechiche

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The international sales division of the Pathé group is readying itself for a very busy Marché du Film at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (running 14 - 25 May), with four films on its books which are set to premiere worldwide within the Official Selection of the competition. 

Shining especially bright amongst these titles is Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo [+leggi anche:
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by Abdellatif Kechiche, the second instalment of the trilogy which first kicked off with Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno [+leggi anche:
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(which competed in Venice in 2017). This will be the second Cannes competition outing for the filmmaker, who previously claimed 2013’s Palme d’Or for Blue is the Warmest Colour [+leggi anche:
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. By way of a reminder, Abdellatif Kechiche won the Golden Lion for Best First Film in Venice, back in 2000, for Blame It On Voltaire, before taking Games of Love and Chance [+leggi anche:
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to the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 2004 and later participating in the Venetian competition on two further occasions: firstly in 2007 with The Secret of the Grain [+leggi anche:
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(Special Jury Award), and then once again in 2010 with Black Venus [+leggi anche:
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Written by the director himself (who has also produced via Quat’sous Films) alongside Ghalya Lacroix, the story of Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo kicks off just as the end of the summer holidays looms on the horizon for Amin (Shaïn Boumedine), who spends the warm summer evenings in the company of Charlotte (Alexia Chardard), the ex-girlfriend of his heartthrob cousin Tony (Salim Kechiouche). Nobody knows that they’re seeing one another, especially not Ophélie (Ophélie Bau), his childhood friend who tells him all of her problems: her father wants her to take over the family farm, her fiancé Clément will soon be returning home from Iraq for their wedding, and she is pregnant by Tony, who wants to keep their affair secret. Ophélie endlessly weighs up her options: Should she terminate the pregnancy in secret and go through with the wedding? Or should she follow her maternal instincts and keep the baby, maybe taking refuge in Paris with Amin? During this time, Tony introduces Amin to an American producer on holiday, who wants to produce Amin’s film and cast his wife, Jessica, in the lead role. This meeting is Amin’s chance to enter into the film industry - his biggest dream! Jessica, meanwhile, lives in a gilded cage, oppressed by a powerful husband who directs her daily life and controls her body by way of imposed diets. Like Ophélie, she too must choose: should she carry on with this life or spread her wings and fly away? Through his meetings with these women and in pursuing his dream of entering the film world, many choices will open up before Amin. It will fall to fate to decide the path that he will take…

The Pathé sales team, captained by Marie-Laure Montironi, will also be banking on a title selected for the Un Certain Regard section: the full-length French-Italian animation The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily [+leggi anche:
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by Lorenzo Mattotti, based on the novel by Dino Buzzati and a script written by the director in league with Thomas Bidegain and Jean-Luc Fromental.

Also featuring in the line-up are two other titles which are set to world-premiere within the Official Selection: La Belle Époque [+leggi anche:
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by Nicolas Bedos (with Daniel Auteuil and Guillaume Canet topping the bill) which will be presented outside of the competition, and the documentary Living and Knowing You’re Alive [+leggi anche:
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by Alain Cavalier which will receive a special screening.

During this year’s Marché du Film, the Pathé team will unveil images from works currently in post-production; namely Petit pays by Eric Barbier (article) and The Fool [+leggi anche:
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 by Jalil Lespert, featuring a cast composed of Guillaume Gallienne, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Ahmed Sylla and Laure Calamy). On the subject of post-productions, pre-sales will continue for The Best is yet to Come by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière (article), as well as for the French-German co-production Proxima [+leggi anche:
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by Alice Winocour (article - starring Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger and Alexei Fateev), for English director Philippa Lowthrope’s Misbehaviour (featuring Keira Knightley in the lead role) and for her fellow countryman Rupert Goold’s Judy (headlined by the American actress Renee Zellweger), with the latter having already been pre-bought pretty much worldwide.

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