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CANNES 2019 Marché du Film

BFI, BBC Films e Film4 annunciano la vetrina Great 8 al Marché du Film di Cannes

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- Per il terzo anno consecutivo a Cannes, l'iniziativa presenterà otto interessanti nuovi progetti provenienti dal Regno Unito attualmente in fase di post-produzione

BFI, BBC Films e Film4 annunciano la vetrina Great 8 al Marché du Film di Cannes
L'attore-regista Simon Bird sul set del suo film d'esordio, Days of the Bagnold Summer

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Ensuring strong visibility for UK independent productions at the Cannes Marché du Film, Great 8 is backed by the UK’s three leading film financiers (the BFIBBC Films and Film4), the British Council and the UK government’s own GREAT campaign. At a private reception on Tuesday 14 May at the Hôtel Gray d’Albion, a selection of footage from eight films by up-and-coming British directors will be showcased to industry heavyweights and potential buyers. Past attendees have included Apple and Sony Pictures, along with French-based The Jokers and the Netherlands’ Cherry Pickers

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Standout titles this year include Nick Rowland’s Irish crime-thriller Calm With Horses [+leggi anche:
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, starring Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth [+leggi anche:
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) and Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk [+leggi anche:
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), which has Michael Fassbender on board as executive producer. Days of the Bagnold Summer [+leggi anche:
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, the directorial debut by The Inbetweeners [+leggi anche:
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 lead Simon Bird, is another title on the line-up with high-profile talent. Both films have Altitude Films attached as their international sales agent.

Another significant entry is Claire Oakley’s psychological drama Make Up [+leggi anche:
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, starring Molly Windsor and produced by Emily Morgan (I Am Not a Witch [+leggi anche:
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), one of this year's 2019 EFP Producers on the Move. It was made in collaboration with Creative England and iFeatures (responsible for significant recent British films like Lady Macbeth and God’s Own Country [+leggi anche:
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). Protagonist Pictures is selling, with Lilting [+leggi anche:
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 director Hong Khao’s Monsoon and Rose Glass’s female-focused horror Saint Maud [+leggi anche:
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 rounding off its contribution to Great 8’s slate of films.

The line-up is completed by Lynn + Lucy [+leggi anche:
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 (directed by Fyzal BoulifaCharades), Perfect 10 (helmed by Eva RileyThe Bureau) and Wildfire (directed by Cathy BradyGreat Point Media).

The British Council’s director of film, Briony Hanson, said regarding the announcement: “There is a very broad range of voices on show here from a diverse group of filmmakers, and I think the selection shifts the boundaries of what UK film looks like.” 

Notable movies showcased at earlier editions of Great 8 include Michael Pearce’s BAFTA-winning, Jersey-set thriller Beast [+leggi anche:
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, which provided Jessie Buckley with her breakthrough role, along with Brian Welsh’s love letter to the rave scene Beats [+leggi anche:
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, the opener of the Limelight section at this year’s IFFR.

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