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CANNES 2019 Marché du Film

Charades a pieno regime verso Cannes con una line-up di 19 titoli

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- La società francese vende Chambre 212 di Christophe Honoré in vetrina a Un Certain Regard e J'ai perdu mon corps di Jérémy Clapin alla Semaine de la Critique

Charades a pieno regime verso Cannes con una line-up di 19 titoli
Chambre 212 di Christophe Honoré

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The Marché du Film at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May) promises to be very lively for French international sales agent Charades, which will certainly not be lacking in trump cards to play; indeed, it has a jam-packed and varied line-up of 19 titles, two of which will be showcased in as many different selections on the Croisette.

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On a Magical Night [+leggi anche:
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 by Christophe Honoré – an unexpected wild card, as the movie was edited extremely quickly – will be world-premiered in the Official Selection, as part of the Un Certain Regard programme. This will be the French filmmaker’s sixth time taking part in Cannes, following Love Songs [+leggi anche:
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 and Sorry Angel [+leggi anche:
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, in competition in 2007 and 2018, respectively, Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard in Un Certain Regard in 2002, Dans Paris [+leggi anche:
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 in the 2006 Directors’ Fortnight, and Beloved [+leggi anche:
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, which was the closing film of the Official Selection in 2011. The cast of his new opus includes Chiara MastroianniVincent Lacoste, Camille Cottin and Benjamin Biolay. In the story, which was written by the director, Maria decides to leave the marital home after 20 years of marriage. One night, she moves into room 212 in the hotel across the street. From there, Maria has a bird's-eye view of her flat, her husband and her marriage. She wonders if she has made the right decision. Many of the people in her life have an opinion on the matter and they fully intend to let her know. Production duties were entrusted to Paris-based outfit Les Films Pelléas, with France 2 Cinéma, Belgium’s Scope Pictures and Luxembourg’s Bidibul Productions on board as co-producers. The French release will be handled by Memento on 30 October.

A second title on the Charades line-up shines just as bright in the prestigious showcase of the Cannes selections: the animated film I Lost My Body [+leggi anche:
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 by Jérémy Clapin, which will be one of the star attractions in the Critics’ Week competition.

Four brand-new titles (two of which will be announced at a later date) are being added to the catalogue of Yohann ComteCarole BaratonPierre Mazars and Constantin Briest’s team, in particular the animated French-Luxembourgish co-production Little Nicolas by Gilles de Maistre and Amandine Fredon, based on the book by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé. The story has been co-written by Michel Fessler and Anne Goscinny, and production duties are being handled by ON Classics, Foliascope, Bidibul Productions and Kaïbou Production. The film, which is currently in production, will be finished in 2021.

Another new addition is the British flick Lynn + Lucy [+leggi anche:
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 by Fyzal Boulifa, now in post-production. Produced by Rosetta Productions (Beats [+leggi anche:
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) and BBC Films, the feature, which will be sold based on its screenplay and a promo-reel, revolves around Lynn (27) and Lucy (26), who have been best friends since childhood and are now living across the street from each other in the same place they grew up. When tragedy hits Lucy's family, her life falls apart, and Lynn and Lucy's friendship is tested at first by suspicion and small-town gossip, and later by mistrust, hysteria and violence.

Four market premieres are also on the cards: Marona's Fantastic Tale [+leggi anche:
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 by Romania’s Anca DamianLost & Found by France’s Ronan Le Page (see the article – toplined by Pio Marmaï and Léa Drucker), the French-Canadian-Belgian production Sympathy for the Devil by Guillaume de Fontenay (starring Niels SchneiderVincent Rottiers and Ella Rumpf) and the US-French psychological thriller Swallow [+leggi anche:
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 by Carlo Mirabella-Davis.

Charades will also be pressing on with pre-sales for four films currently in post-production: My Traitor My Love by France’s Hélier Cisterne (see the article – toplined by Vincent Lacoste and Vicky Krieps), The Girl with a Bracelet [+leggi anche:
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 by his fellow countryman Stéphane DemoustierSuicide Tourist [+leggi anche:
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 by Denmark’s Jonas Alexander Arnby (who turned heads in the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2014 with When Animals Dream [+leggi anche:
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), the cast of which includes Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Tuva Novotny (see the article), and the French family film My Family and the Wolf by Spaniard Adrià García.

Also of note on the firm’s line-up is the 3D animated film Bigfoot Family by Belgium’s Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot, currently in production, in addition to market screenings for the French music documentary (about reggae) Inna de Yard – The Soul of Jamaica [+leggi anche:
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 by the USA’s Peter Webber, the Australian drama Buoyancy by Rodd Rathjen (first revealed in the Berlinale Panorama), The Shiny Shrimps [+leggi anche:
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by French duo Cédric Le Gallo and Maxime Govare, and the Irish documentary Shooting the Mafia [+leggi anche:
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 by Brit Kim Longinotto (which was shown at Sundance and in the Berlinale Panorama).

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