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GOLDEN GLOBES 2014 France

13 French (co)productions amongst the candidates

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- French production takes the lion’s share of the list of 58 films compiled by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

13 French (co)productions amongst the candidates

Nine majority French productions and four minority ones feature on the list of 58 films compiled by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in view of the nominations of December 12 for the next Golden Globes which will be awarded on January 12, 2014. A copious total of 13 features that demonstrate the very strong implication of the French cinematographic industry in the global production of quality works. To this we can also add six titles produced by other countries but sold by French companies.

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France is officially represented by five features led by the Palme d'Or from Cannes Blue is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
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by Abdellatif Kechiche (production Quat'sous Films and Wild Bunch, which also handles international sales). Also in the gameErnest and Célestine [+see also:
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interview: Benjamin Renner, Vincent Pa…
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by trio Stéphane Aubier - Vincent Patar - Benjamin Renner (also pre-selected amongst the contestants for the next Oscar for Best Animated Films - production Les Armateurs - sales StudioCanal), Renoir [+see also:
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interview: Christa Théret
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by Gilles Bourdos (production Fidélité Films - sales Wild Bunch – French candidate in the race for the nominations for the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Feature Film) and two first features Populaire [+see also:
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by Régis Roinsard (production Les Films du Trésor - sales Wild Bunch) and Augustine [+see also:
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by Alice Winocour (production Dharamsala - sales Kinology).

Four other majority productions are competing with The Past [+see also:
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by Asghar Farhadi (production and sales Memento Films) representing Iran, Tey [+see also:
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by Alain Gomis (production Granit Films, Maia Cinéma and Agora Films - sales Wide Management) for Senegal, The Attack by Ziad Doueiri (3B Productions - sales Wild Bunch) for Lebanon, and God's Horses [+see also:
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interview: Nabil Ayouch
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by Nabil Ayouch (interview – coproduced by Les Films du Nouveau Monde and sold by Stone Angels) for Morocco.  

The list also includes four minority French productions: The Great Beauty [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (coproduced by Babe Films and Pathé which handles international sales), Wakolda [+see also:
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by Argentinean director Lucia Puenzo (coproduced and sold by Pyramide), Circles [+see also:
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interview: Nikola Rakocevic
interview: Srdan Golubovic
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by Serbian filmmaker Sdran Golubovic (coproduced by La Cinéfacture and sold by Memento) and The Lunchbox [+see also:
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by Indian director Ritesh Batra(coproduced by Asap Films).

As for French international sales companies, it is finally worth noting that Premium Films is negotiating for two pre-selected films (Boy Eating the Bird’s Food [+see also:
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by Greek director Ektoras Lygizos and I Am Yours [+see also:
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by Norwegian filmmaker Iram Haq), Memento Films International is also handling Ilo Ilo by Singaporean director Anthony Chen, while A Touch of Sin by Chinese director Zia Zhangke is sold by MK2 International and Wild Bunch’s line-up also features The Grandmaster [+see also:
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by Wong Kar-wai (representing Hong-Kong) and Like Father, Like Son by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda.

(Translated from French)

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