A five-star line-up for Pyramide
by Fabien Lemercier
10/05/2012 - Known for discovering talent and being an intermediary for great films, French international sales agency Pyramide International is going to the Film Market at the 65th Cannes Film Festival (from May 16 to 27) with a high-brow line-up, including five titles in the festival’s different selections.
Eric Lagesse’s team, led by Lucero Garzon, will negotiate sales for two films chosen for the Certain Regard: Three Worlds [trailer] (photo) by French director Catherine Corsini (read more - already pre-sold for France, the Benelux, Switzerland, and Greece) and Children of Sarajevo [trailer, film focus] (Djeca) by Aida Begic (Grand Prize at the 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week with Snow [trailer]). Co-produced by Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Germany, and France, Children of Sarajevo has already been acquired for all these territories, as well as Austria, Croatia, and Serbia.
At the Directors’ Fortnight, Pyramide will be hedging its bets on Clandestine Childhood [trailer] by Benjamin Avila (a co-production bringing together Argentina, Spain, and Brazil, and already pre-sold for these territories, as well as France and Greece) and A Respectable Family by Iranian director Massoud Bakhshi, already acquired for France, Switzerland, and Iran.
Notable films in post-production in the line-up include Rendez-vous à Kiruna by Anna Novion (featuring Jean-Pierre Darroussin who was also in Grown Ups [trailer], discovered at the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2008), Gebo et l’ombre [trailer] by Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira (news), and Little Lion by Samuel Collardey (read more), the second feature by this filmmaker who won at the Venice Critics’ Week in 2008 with The Apprentice [trailer]). They are joined by A Lady in Paris by Ilmar Raag (read more) and Friends From France by Anne Weil and Philippe Kotlarski (news), as well as Wakolda by Argentinian filmmaker Lucia Puenzo, a film currently shooting. Finally, sales will also continue for Berlin contender Coming Home [trailer] by Frédéric Videau (read the review).
(Translated from French)