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VENICE 2013 France

A tidal wave from France descends on the Mostra

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- French productions, coproductions and sellers massively arrive at the 70th Venice Mostra, which begins today

A tidal wave from France descends on the Mostra

Although France only has one filmmaker in the competition of the 70th Venice Mostra (which begins this Wednesday) with Philippe Garrel (La jalousie [+see also:
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), French productions will be well represented in the race for the Golden Lion 2013 with a total of eight titles (read the article) signed Merzak Allouache (news), Emma Dante, Gianfranco Rosi, Xavier Dolan, Tsai Ming-liang, Stephen Frears and Amos Gitaï. Eight titles will also be sold by French companies, such as The Wind Rises by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki (sales Wild Bunch) and Miss Violence [+see also:
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by Greek director Alexandros Avranas (Elle Driver), which brings the total of films negotiated by French companies to half the Venetian competition.

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French productions are also represented in the out of competition official selection with the English-language feature Une promesse [+see also:
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(photo) by Patrice Leconte (production Fidélité Films - sales Wild Bunch), Home From Home - Chronicle of a Vision [+see also:
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by German director Edgar Reitz (coproduced by Les Films du Losange), Feng Ai by Chinese director Wang Bing (delegate production – with Japan – and sold by Parisian company Y. Production) and the documentary Amazonia [+see also:
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by Thierry Ragobert (production Biloba Films - sales Le Pacte) which will close the Mostra. The Orizzonti programme features Eastern Boys [+see also:
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by Robin Campillo (article) and Je m'appelle Hmmm... [+see also:
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by Agnès Troublé, aka agnès B. (article - sales Films Boutique).

As for the parallel sections, the Venice Days will feature La belle vie [+see also:
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by Jean Denizot (article - sales Match Factory) while the Critics’ Week will present Salvation Army [+see also:
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by Abdellah Taïa (article - sales Pascale Ramonda) and Les soeurs Quispe bySebastián Sepúlveda (a coproduction between Chile, France - Dolce Vita Films - and Argentina).

In terns of international sales, it is worth mentioning that Doc & Film is negotiating for the documentary At Berkeley by American director Frederik Wiseman (selected out of competition in a special screening) and that four other titles from the Venice Days feature in the French line-up: L'arbitro [+see also:
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Italian director Paolo Zucca (sales Le Pacte), May in The Summer by American director of Palestinian origin Cherien Dabis (Elle Driver), the Moroccan-American coproduction Traitors by Sean Gullette (Rezo Films) and Geronthophilia by Canandian director Bruce Labruce (sales MK2).

(Translated from French)

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