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CANNES 2019 Marché du Film

Italy's True Colours strikes gold at the Marché du Film

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- CANNES 2019: The Italian sales agent has inked multiple deals at the gathering, selling In the Trap, The Champion, Don’t Stop Me Now and The Vice of Hope worldwide

Italy's True Colours strikes gold at the Marché du Film
In the Trap by Alessio Liguori

It was an intense week for True Colours at the Marché du Film of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The full line-up presented by the Italian sales outfit piqued the attention of international buyers from several territories, confirming the constant growth that the company has been enjoying in recent months. The English-language indie horror In the Trap proved to be the most interesting discovery at the market. The debut feature by Alessio Liguori, produced by Italian companies Dreamworld Movies and Mad Rocket Entertainment, found distributors in the USA and Canada (MPI), Russia (Cinema Prestige), South Korea (Aone) and Taiwan (Movie Cloud). Distributor Mocking Bird will release the film in Vietnam, while Suraya Filmes has closed a contract for Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Brunei. Negotiations are ongoing in the Middle East, and interest has also been shown by South America and Japan.

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Another debut feature, Leonardo D’Agostini’s The Champion [+see also:
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, was particularly appreciated by international buyers. Advanced negotiations are under way for Brazil, while the film, produced by Groenlandia together with Rai Cinema, has been acquired by Sublime Media for China, AV-JET for Taiwan, Bulgaria Film Vision for Bulgaria, and Palace Films for Australia and New Zealand. The same distributors from Taiwan, Bulgaria and Australia also picked up the box-office hit Don’t Stop Me Now [+see also:
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by Riccardo Milani (€5 million at the box office and 750,000 admissions in Italy), which was also added to Yinglin Film & TV Corp's line-up for China.

Palace Films also closed a deal that included the dramas The Vice of Hope [+see also:
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by Edoardo De Angelis, If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
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by Ciro D’Emilio, My Own Good [+see also:
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by Pippo Mezzapesa, the thriller The Invisible Witness [+see also:
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by Stefano Mordini, and the comedies When Mom Is Away [+see also:
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by Alessandro Genovesi, Welcome Back Mr. President [+see also:
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by Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe Stasi, Let Me Introduce You to Sofia [+see also:
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by Guido Chiesa and An Almost Ordinary Summer [+see also:
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by Simone Godano. The latter was also sold to Wolfe Releasing, which will handle the release of the film in the USA and Canada.

The recently announced acquisition The Fortune Goddess by Ferzan Ozpetek has been sold to Swallow Wings (Taiwan), which also released the previous title by the Turkish/Italian director, Naples in Veils [+see also:
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. Several pre-sale deals were also inked during the market for the upcoming Mario Martone film The Mayor of Rione Sanità [+see also:
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(Andrews Film for Taiwan and Stars Media for the former Yugoslavia), Guido Lombardi's new feature, Stolen Days (see the news) (Bulgaria Film Vision), and the Leonardo Da Vinci biopic Amazing Leonardo [+see also:
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by Jesus Garces Lambert (Pilotkino for Russia and Il Sorpasso for Brazil).

Additional contracts have been signed by managing director Catia Rossi and her team for the musical Forever You [+see also:
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by Marco Danieli for France (Koba Films) and Hungary (Cinenuovo), the action-thriller Ride [+see also:
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by Jacopo Rondinelli (Picture Works for India) and Valeria Golino’s Euphoria [+see also:
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(Missing Films for Germany and Il Sorpasso for Brazil).

(Translated from Italian)

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