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CANNES 2022 Marché du Film

Four aces in the Cannes line-up of Les Films du Losange

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- As well as One Fine Morning by Mia Hansen-Løve, the French sales agent also bets on Lola Quivoron, Lionel Baier and the duo of Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Four aces in the Cannes line-up of Les Films du Losange
One Fine Morning by Mia Hansen-Løve

A first feature film arousing curiosity at Un Certain Regard and three films by established filmmakers to be showcased in Directors' Fortnight: the international sales department (headed by Alice Lesort) of Les Films du Losange (bought last summer by Charles Gillibert and Alexis Dantec) intends to do good business at the Marché du Film (17-25 May) of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

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Headlining the line-up is undoubtedly Mia Hansen-Løve's Franco-German co-production One Fine Morning [+see also:
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 which will have its world premiere on Friday 20 May in Directors' Fortnight.

Les Films du Losange is selling two other titles selected in Fortnight. With the documentary De humani corporis fabrica [+see also:
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, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, a duo well known for the astonishing Leviathan [+see also:
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, Somniloquies and Caniba [+see also:
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, explore this time the territory of the human body (a work that brought together Norte Productions, CG Cinéma and Rita Productions).

As for Swiss filmmaker Lionel Baier, with Continental Drift (South) [+see also:
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, he will unveil in Fortnight the third opus of his caustic and sentimental tetralogy on Europe’s construction, an exploration of the four cardinal points of the continent, started in 2006 with Stealth [+see also:
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followed in 2013 by Longwave [+see also:
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. Starring Isabelle Carré, Théodore Pellerin and Ursina Lardi, his new film focuses on Nathalie Adler, who is on a mission for the European Union in Sicily and is in charge of organising the next visit of Macron and Merkel to a migrant camp: a presence with a high symbolic value, to show that everything is under control. But who can still believe in this European family on the verge of a nervous breakdown? Probably not Albert, Nathalie's son, an activist working for an NGO, who turns up without warning. And he no longer believes in his mother either... A feature film produced by the Swiss company Bandita Films with Les Films du Losange.

Finally, the fourth star of the Cannes line-up of Les Films du Losange at Un Certain Regard: Rodéo [+see also:
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, the electric first feature by French director Lola Quivoron.

Also in the line-up is A Short Story by Chinese prodigy Bi Gan, which will take part in the Cannes short film competition, and Jean Eustache's The Mother and the Whore will open the Cannes Classics programme with the world premiere of its re-release on 8 June (Les Films du Losange is selling a total of five of the director's features and five shorts, all of which will be restored in 4K by the end of the year).

Finally, at the Marché du Film, new images for the animated feature currently in post-production Titina by the Norwegian Kajsa Naess (a production piloted by the Norwegians of Mikrofilm with the Belgians of Vivi Film - listen to our podcast) and a market screening for Alain Guiraudie's Nobody’s Hero [+see also:
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, which opened this year's Panorama at the Berlinale.

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(Translated from French)

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