Films Distribution’s line-up spearheaded by Bonello, Guédiguian
by Fabien Lemercier
03/05/2011 - With House of Tolerance [trailer] (photo) by Bertrand Bonello (see news) vying for the Palme d’Or at the 64th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22) and six other titles selected in the different sections, French company Films Distribution will arrive in a strong position at the Film Market.
Other highlights in the official selection are Robert Guédiguian’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro [trailer, film focus] (see news) in the Un Certain Regard; and Rithy Panh’s documentary Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell as a special screening.
Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon’s team also have two assets in the Directors’ Fortnight: Breathing [trailer] by Austria’s Karl Markovics and The Silence of Joan [trailer] by France’s Philippe Ramos (see news).
Films Distribution will also sell two features in competition in International Critics’ Week: 17 Girls [trailer] by Delphine and Muriel Coulin (see news); and The Slut [trailer] by Israeli director Hagar Ben Asher (co-produced by Germany).
The line-up of market screenings includes four films: Céline Sciamma’s outstanding Tomboy [trailer, film focus]; Bernard Jeanjean’s Burning Desire (see news); Maurice Barthélémy’s Low Cost; and A Cat in Paris [trailer] by directorial duo Jean-Loup Feliciolli and Alain Gagnol (see news).
Screenings of trailers and promo-reels will offer a taste of nine forthcoming titles, including Mia Hansen-Love’s Goodbye First Love (see news); Jens Lien’s Sons of Norway; Vincent Garenq’s Guilty (see news); Danielle Arbid’s Beirut Hotel; Julie Delpy’s Skylab (see news); Lars Blumers’s Mike (see news); Wang Xiaoshuai’s 11 Flowers; Jean-Marc Vallée’s Café de Flore; and Paris Under Watch by Cédric Jiménez and Arnaud Duprey (see news).
(Translated from French)