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CANNES 2010 Market / France

TF1 International launches sales for Téchiné’s Unforgivable

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With Michel Leclerc’s French film The Names of Love [+see also:
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(see news) opening Critics’ Week, and another Gallic title Lights Out [+see also:
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by Fabrice Gobert (see news) in the Un Certain Regard, French seller TF1 International is well represented in the showcase of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival (May 12-23).

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The company (in partnership with UGC) has several other assets in its line-up, ready to show off at the Cannes Film Market. These include André Téchiné ’s Unforgivable, which starts shooting this week in Venice.

Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel of the same name, the film (produced by SBS Films and co-produced by C.R.G. International Films) stars André Dussollier, Carole Bouquet, Mélanie Thierry and Adriana Asti. Co-scripted by the director and Mehdi Ben Attia, it centres on a love-at-first-sight encounter in Venice between a writer and a much younger woman.

TF1 will also pre-sell Take This Waltz by Canada’s Sarah Polley; Philippe Claudel’s Silence d’Amour (“Silence of Love”), featuring Italian actor Stefano Accorsi; and Raphaël Jacoulot’s The Night Clerk (see news).

Market screenings will include Jacques Malaterre’s Ao: The Last Neanderthal (see news); Alain Corneau’s Love Crime (see news); Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier’s Imogène McCarthery (see news); Yann Gozlan’s Caged; and Fabrice Genestal’s Trader Games (see news).

Titles in post-production sold by Nicolas Eschbach’s team include animated feature The Rabbi’s Cat by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux; Pierre-Henry Salfati’s documentary Gainsbourg By Gainsbourg; and Romain Gavras’s Redheads (see news).

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(Translated from French)

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