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French sellers out in force at Rome’s Business Street

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French sellers out in force at Rome’s Business Street

French international sellers have crossed the Alps in large numbers to attend the Business Street, which kicks off today at the 4th Rome Film Festival (October 15-23).

Films Distribution will be hoping for success with Cédric Kahn’s Regrets [+see also:
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(see news), which was released in France on September 2 and is among the 14 titles in competition. The company also has Belgian director Micha Wald’s Simon Konianski [+see also:
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in the Extra section; Dominique Monféry’s French/Italian animated co-production Eleonore’s Secret in the Alice in the City sidebar; and market screenings for Detlev Buck’s Same Same But Different [+see also:
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and Spanish director Daniel Monzon’s Cell 211 [+see also:
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Wild Bunch will unveil Radu Mihaileanu’s French/Italian/Belgian/Romanian co-production The Concert [+see also:
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out of competition. The company will also show Laurent Tirard’s Le Petit Nicolas [+see also:
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(“Little Nicolas”) as a special screening in Alice in the City; and Bruno PodalydèsPark Benches [+see also:
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in the Extra section.

Wild Bunch’s market screenings will include Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael’s Mr Nobody [+see also:
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, Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky [+see also:
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and The Good Heart [+see also:
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by Iceland’s Dagur Kari.

Le Pacte will make the most of the Business Street to present Jérôme Bonnell’s The Queen of Clubs, François Ozon’s The Refuge [+see also:
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, Emmanuel Salinger’s The High Life [+see also:
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and Cristophe Honoré’s Making Plans for Lena [+see also:
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TF1 International will be pinning its hopes on Tony Gatlif’s Freedom and Eléonore Faucher’s Sisters, while Rezo Films will present Stéphane Brizé’s Mademoiselle Chambon [+see also:
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and Léa Fehner’s Silent Voices [+see also:
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Bac Films will screen Julie Lopes-Curval’s Hidden Diary and animated film Round Da Way [+see also:
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; MK2 will show Patrice Chéreau’s Persecution [+see also:
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and Belgian director Felix van Groeningen’s The Misfortunates [+see also:
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; and Les Films du Losange will present The Day Will Come by Germany’s Susanne Schneider.

Celluloid Dreams is selling German director Margareth von Trotta’s Vision [+see also:
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, selected in a competition that also includes Dima el-Horr’s French/Lebanese/German co-production Every Day Is a Holiday [+see also:
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(sales: Umedia) and Argentinean title Plan B (sales: Rendez-Vous Pictures).

Finally, Roissy Films is handling sales for Spanish director Carlos Saura’s I, Don Giovanni [+see also:
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and StudioCanal for Red Riding Trilogy (three UK films by James Marsh, Julian Jarrold and Anand Tucker). Other companies, including Kinology and Pyramide (see news), complete the huge French delegation in attendance at the Roman market.

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(Translated from French)

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