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CANNES 2012 Market / France

The Wild Bunch giant to the power of 15

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- Wild Bunch has set a new record, with no less than 15 titles from its opulent line-up in Cannes’ different selections

The Wild Bunch giant to the power of 15

On its tenth anniversary, French international sales agency Wild Bunch has shattered its record for films selected at the Cannes Film Festival. After 11 selected films in 2009, the meter has now climbed to 15 for the film festival’s 65th edition (from May 16 to 27). This all predicts a very busy Film Market for Vincent Maraval’s team.

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Wild Bunch’s line-up includes three contenders for the Palme d’Or: Beyond the Hills [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cosmina Stratan
interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
film profile
]
by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, The Angel’s Share [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ken Loach
film profile
]
by English director Ken Loach, and Holy Motors [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Leos Carax
film profile
]
(photo) by French director Leos Carax. And it has an impressive cohort of seven films at the Certain Regard: Confession of a Child of the Century [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Sylvie Verheyde (with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Peter Doherty - read more), Renoir [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christa Théret
film profile
]
by his fellow-countryman Gilles Bourdos (news), White Elephant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Argentinian director Pablo Trapero (read more - with Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, and Martina Gusman in the cast), 11/25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate by Japonese director Koji Wakamatsu, Mystery by Chinese director Lou Ye, Horses of God by Nabil Ayouch (a co-production between France, Morocco, and Belgium), and the ensemble film 7 Days in Havana [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(with segments directed by Laurent Cantet, Elia Suleiman, Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, and Gaspard Noé).

Add to that the special screening of Journal de France [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by the duo Raymond Depardon - Claudine Nougaret, the midnight screening of Maniac [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Franck Khalfoun, and Final Cut [+see also:
film review
interview: Gyorgy Palfi
film profile
]
by Hungarian filmmaker György Pálfi (read more) in the Cannes Classics programme, and the grand total of films from Wild Bunch’s line-up in the official selection climbs to 13.

With films all over the festival, the international sales agency will also sell Granny’s Funeral [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by French director Bruno Podalydès, a film to be unveiled at the Directors’ Fortnight and Broken [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by British filmmaker Rufus Norris, the opening film at the Critics’ Week (to feature performances by Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, and Rory Kinnear).

All these titles on show are bound to mean very good business at the Film Market (even if many of them have already benefitted from very good pre-sales), even before the rest of a colossal line-up (read more).

(Translated from French)

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