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CANNES 2009 Market /France

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Films Distribution’s five star line-up

by Fabien Lemercier

12/05/2009

Films Distribution’s five star line-up

With five films in the different Cannes selections and an extensive line-up spotlighting European talents, French international seller Films Distribution has some impressive assets in store for the Film Market at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow.

Nicolas Brigaud-Robert’s team will be hoping for success with French director Denis Dercourt’s Tomorrow at Dawn [+see also:
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; Israeli filmmaker Haim Tabakman’s Israeli/French/German co-production Eyes Wide Open in the Un Certain Regard section; Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s Austrian/Italian co-production La Pivellina [+see also:
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; Hippolyte Girardot and Nobuhiro Suwa’s Yuki & Nina [+see also:
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in the Directors’ Fortnight; and Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ French/German/Chilean co-production Huacho [+see also:
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in Critics’ Week.

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At the market, there will be a flurry of promo-reels for French director Cédric Kahn’s Regrets (see news); Stephen Burke’s Irish production Happy Ever Afters; Il grande sogno (“The Big Dream”) by Italy’s Michele Placido (see news); Spanish director Daniel Monzon’s Cell 211; and Pierre Thoretton’s documentary L’amour fou (“Mad Love”), about Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

Images will also be unveiled for Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher’s Gallic horror movie The Horde; French director Henri Heidsieck’s animated feature Eleonore’s Secret; fellow French filmmaker Hubert Gillet’s Dans tes bras (“In Your Arms”); and Micha Wald’s Belgian comedy Simon Konianski (see news).

Among the screenings, Films Distribution will continue sales for Philippe Lioret’s Welcome [+see also:
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(1.1m admissions in France); and Greek director Panos H. KoutrasA Woman’s Way [+see also:
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. The company will also step up pre-sales for its numerous other projects in post-production, including Belgian director Lucas Belvaux’s Rapt! (“Kidnapping!”, see news); The Robber by Germany’s Benjamin Heisenberg; Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s L’arbre et la forêt (“The Tree and the Forest”); Laurent Perreau’s L’insurgée (“The Rebel”); and Jonathan Nossiter’s Rio Sex Comedy.

(Translated from French)

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