Pathé International heads to the AFM
- Promo reels in Santa Monica for Beauty and the Beast, Paradise Lost and Fasten Your Seatbelts by Ferzan Ozpetek
The French international sales company Pathé International will unveil at the American Film Market (November 6-13) a promo reel for Beauty and the Beast by Christophe Gans (with Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux and André Dussollier in the cast – read the article). Scheduled for release in France on February 12, the film is expected to have its world premiere at the 64th Berlinale (February 6-16, 2014). The feature was already pre-purchased for Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece, Turkey, the CIS, the Middle-East, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, and China, as well as the producing countries: France and Germany.
Promo reels will also be presented for Paradise Lost by Andrea Di Stefano (news - with Benicio del Toro in the role of Pablo Escobar, Josh Hutcherson, Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet and Ana Girardot) and Italian production Fasten Your Seatbelts (Allacciate le cinture) by Ferzan Ozpetek (news), a "dramedy love story" with Kasia Smutniak, Francesco Arca and Filippo Scicchitano.
Pathé International’s team, managed by Muriel Sauzay, will also continue to work on several titles in production such as Pride by Matthew Warchus (with Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West) and post-production: Superchondriac by Dany Boon (recreating with Kad Merad the winning pair of Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
film profile] – to be released in France on March 26, 2014) and Jacky in the Kingdom of Women by Riad Sattouf (article – to be released in France on January 29).
Market screenings are planned during the AFM for several films unveiled in Toronto: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom by British director Justin Chadwick, Quai d’Orsay [+see also:
film profile] by Bertrand Tavernier (Best Screenplay in San Sebastian- read the review), Philomena [+see also:
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile] by English filmmaker Stephen Frears (Best Screenplay in Venice and already purchased for over 30 territories – to be released on November 1 in the UK and January 8 in France by Pathé, distribution on November 22 in the US via The Weinstein Company), Attila Marcel bySylvain Chomet (article), Palo Alto by Gia Coppola and the Franco-Moroccan coproduction Rock the Casbah [+see also:
film profile] by Laïla Marrakchi.
(Translated from French)
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