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CANNES 2021 Marché du Film

Tout s’est bien passé nella promettente line-up di Playtime a Cannes

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- Il nuovo film di François Ozon e Les Olympiades, Paris 13e di Jacques Audiard brillano nella ricca line-up cannense del venditore francese, al fianco di Libertad di Clara Roquet

Tout s’est bien passé nella promettente line-up di Playtime a Cannes
Tout s’est bien passé di François Ozon

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Faithful to the event showcasing the most beautiful arthouse cinema in the world, French international sales agent Playtime will be staking its bets on two Palme d’Or contenders at the 74th Cannes Film Festival (running 6 – 17 July), which are being pre-sold on the basis of a promo reel at the Pre-Cannes Screenings (unfolding online from 21 to 25 June) organised by the Marché du Film, which will switch to its physical form from 6 to 15 July.

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Having already been selected for the Cannes competition three times (in 2003, 2013 and 2017) and having also been awarded an Official Selection label last year for Summer of 85 [+leggi anche:
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, François Ozon is now set to unveil his 20th feature film Everything Went Fine [+leggi anche:
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on the Croisette, on 7 July. Starring Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Hanna Schygulla, Charlotte Rampling, Géraldine Pailhas and Grégory Gadebois, the film is an adaptation (by the director) of the novel of the same name by the late Emmanuèle Bernheim: When 85-year-old André has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, this highly inquisitive man with a immense love for life asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life… Produced by Mandarin Production, this feature film will be distributed in France by Diaphana as of 22 September. For the record, the director has also competed in Berlin five times and in Venice and San Sebastian three times.

Set to be represented on the Croisette by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, François Yon, Sébastien Beffa, Julie Griesser and Joris Boyer, the Playtime team will be wielding another major asset in the Official Competition: Paris, 13th District [+leggi anche:
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by Jacques Audiard. With a cast comprising Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant and Jehnny Beth, the filmmaker’s new work is an adaptation (by himself, Céline Sciamma and Léa Mysius) of three stories penned by the American graphic novel author Adrian Tomine. It sees Emilie meet Camille, who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy who are friends, sometimes lovers but often both… Paris, 13th District is produced by Page 114 in co-production with France 2 Cinéma. Distribution in France will take place via Memento Distribution as of 3 November.

A 3rd title from the Playtime line-up is likewise stealing focus in the Official Selection, in the form of the two-part documentary Cahiers Noirs (Part I : Viviane, Part II : Ronit) by Israeli director Shlomi Elkabetz, which revolves around his sister, the late actress and filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz.

Playtime will also enjoy visibility in the Critics’ Week selection courtesy of Clara Roquet’s Libertad [+leggi anche:
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, which is the first feature film offered up by the Spanish screenwriter.

The Market, meanwhile, will see the sales agent pressing on with sales on behalf of Berlinale contender Memory Box [+leggi anche:
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by Lebanese duo Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, and Nine Antico’s Playlist [+leggi anche:
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(recently released in French cinemas), as well as pre-sales on a number of titles still in post-production, including Laurent Cantet’s Arthur Rambo, Belgian director Bouli Lanners Nobody Has To Know, his compatriot Fabrice du Welz’s Inexorable, Philippe Le Guay’s The Man In The Basement (article), Laurent Larivière’s Something of Joan (article), Argentine director Santiago Mitre’s 15 Ways to Kill Your Neighbour (article) and Arnaud Malherbe’s Ogre (article).

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