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CANNES 2010 Market / France

Several strong titles in Films Distribution’s line-up

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Several strong titles in Films Distribution’s line-up

With one title selected in competition and three in the Directors’ Fortnight, Paris-based international seller Films Distribution will be looking forward to the 63rd Cannes Film Festival (May 12-23) and its Film Market.

The team headed by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon will be hoping for success with Palme d’Or contender Chongqing Blues by China’s Wang Xiaoshuaï and a trio of European productions in the Directors’ Fortnight: Belgian director Olivier Masset-Depasse’s Illegal [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Olivier Masset-Depasse
film profile
]
(co-produced by Luxembourg and France); Jean-Stéphane Bron’s Swiss/French documentary Cleveland Versus Wall Street [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jean-Stéphane Bron
film profile
]
; and young French director Katell Quillevéré’s debut feature, Love Like Poison [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
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In market premiere, Films Distribution will unveil Yann Samuell’s Age of Reason (see news), starring Sophie Marceau; Pierre Thoretton’s documentary Yves Saint Laurent, L’amour Fou (“Yves Saint Laurent: Mad Love”); Xavier De Choudens’s Joseph and the Girl, featuring Jacques Dutronc and Hafsia Herzi (produced by Thelma Films and Ciné Nominé); Michaël Cohen’s It Begins With the End, starring Emmanuelle Béart (produced by Les Films du Kiosque); and a 30-minute reel of Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol’s French/Belgian animated film A Cat in Paris.

There will also be a flurry of promo-reels including images from Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia’s A Sad Trumpet Ballad (see news); Benoît Jacquot’s French/German co-production Deep in the Woods; Fouad Benhammou’s horror film The Village of Shadows; and French/Chinese co-production Red Nights by Laurent Courtiaud and Julien Carbon.

At the Cannes market, Films Distribution will also present Benjamin Heisenberg’s Berlin contender The Robber [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Benjamin Heisenberg
film profile
]
and Family Tree [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by France’s Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau.

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(Translated from French)

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