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CANNES 2021 Marché du Film

Four of a kind in competition for Kinology in Cannes

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- The French sales agent is selling the films by Mia Hansen-Løve, Catherine Corsini, Leos Carax and Nadav Lapid, competing for the Palme d’Or, but also some powerful assets in post-production

Four of a kind in competition for Kinology in Cannes
Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Løve

A flamboyant 74th Cannes Film Festival is in the cards in the Marché du Film (6-15 July) for Kinology. The line-up of the French international sales agency, headed by Grégoire Melin, features indeed four films in Official competition: Bergman Island [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
film profile
]
by Mia Hansen-Løve (starring Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie – a CG Cinéma production in co-production with Arte France Cinéma, German company Neue Bioskop, Belgian company Scope Pictures, Swedish company Plattform, and Mexican company Piano - released in France on 14 July via Les Films du Losange), The Divide [+see also:
film review
interview: Catherine Corsini
film profile
]
by Catherine Corsini (produced by Chaz Productions and distributed in France by Le Pacte), Annette [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
from Franco-American director Leos Carax (which will open the festival, stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, and will be released in France on the same day by UGC) and the Franco-Israeli title Ahed's Knee [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nadav Lapid
film profile
]
by Nadav Lapid (produced by Parisian company Les Films du Bal with Arte France Cinéma, German company Komplizen Film and Israeli company Pie Film – and which will be released in France by Pyramide). It is worth noting that while Leos Carax will be competing for the Palme d’Or for the third time (after 1999 and 2012) and Catherine Corsini for the second (after 2001), it will be the first time for Mia Hansen-Løve and Nadav Lapid (winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin with his previous film).

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At the Marché du Film, Kinology will also be pinning its hopes on Mass by American director Fran Kranz (popular at the latest Sundance Film Festival) and on the French films in post-production Chronicles of a Temporary Affair by Emmanuel Mouret (starring Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Macaigne - read the article) and A Woman by Jean-Paul Civeyrac (starring Sophie Marceau and Johan Heldenbergharticle). Currently in production is the animated film Argonauts by David Alaux (The Jungle Bunch 3D [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
).

Standing out among post-productions are After Blue by Bertrand Mandico (article - the film will premiere in competition in Locarno), Rose [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Aurélie Saada, Gerda by Russian director Natalia Kudryashova (set to premiere in competition at Locarno and from which a few sequences were already shown in January at the Work in Progress of Les Arcs Film Festival), the psychological thriller Heartbeast by Finnish director Aino Suni, Vanishing by Denis Dercourt (starring Olga Kurylenko, Yeon-Seok Yoo and Jiwon Ye and produced by The French Connection with South Korea and Belgium) and The Third Grade by Jacques Doillon (produced by Arena Films).

Worth pointing out finally among the completed films are Eugénie Grandet by Marc Dugain (released in France on 15 September via Ad Vitam) and the sci-fi title Paul W.R.’s Last Journey [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Romain Quirot.

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(Translated from French)

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