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CANNES 2011 Market / France

Pathé showcases Pater and This Must Be The Place

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Pathé showcases Pater and This Must Be The Place

Pathé International’s line-up is dominated by two Palme d’Or contenders and a title in the Un Certain Regard at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, which opens today. But Muriel Sauzay’s team has many other assets up its sleeve to get the most out of the Film Market.

Starring Sean Penn and selected in official competition, Paolo Sorrentino’s Italian/French/Irish co-production This Must Be The Place [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
(see news) has already been pre-sold by Pathé International for North America and Latin America, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Poland, Benelux, Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Israel and the Middle East.

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Sales will be launched for the second Palme d’Or contender in the line-up, French director Alain Cavalier’s Pater [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alain Cavalier
film profile
]
(see news), which Pathé will release in French theatres on June 22.

The company is also hoping to strike successful deals with Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now?, screening in Un Certain Regard. Her previous feature Caramel [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
enjoyed immense success on the Croisette in 2007. Executive produced by French company Les Films des Tournelles the film has been pre-bought for Italy, Benelux, the Middle East and Switzerland. It will be released in France on September 14.

At the market, Pathé International will launch sales for Omid Nooshin’s Brit thriller in pre-production, Last Passenger, about a train journey that turns into a nightmare. Having already got well underway (almost 50 countries), pre-sales will also be completed for Phyllida Lloyd’s Brit feature in post-production The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher (see news).

The line-up also includes three French films in post-production: Rémi Besanzon and Jean-Christophe Lie’s animated title Zarafa (the journey of a young boy and a giraffe offered in 1827 to the King of France by the Egyptian Pacha); Anne Fontaine’s My Worst Nightmare (see news), starring Isabelle Huppert; and Frédéric Schoendoerffer’s Switch (see news).

Finally, there will be market screenings of Daniel Auteuil’s The Well-Digger’s Daughter (see news); Kad Merad’s Monsieur Papa; Olivier Baroux’s Les Tuche; and Zep’s Titeuf, The Film.

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(Translated from French)

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