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Wild Bunch to take Toronto by storm

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Three new projects have been added to the impressive line-up of French international sales outfit Wild Bunch, who hope to do good business at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday.

Pre-sales will start on the sci-fi thriller Dante 01 (an Eskwad production) by Marc Caro, starring Lambert Wilson; animated title Film Noir, a Miodrag Certic production directed by D. Jud Jones and Risto Topaloski; and on Puffball by British helmer Nicolas Roeg, starring Kelly Reilly, Miranda Richardson and Donald Sutherland.

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As for films in post-production, Wild Bunch will present the promo reels of Laurent Tirard’s Molière (with Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante and Ludivine Sagnier); Deuxième souffle (lit. “Second Breath”) by Alain Corneau (Daniel Auteuil, Monica Bellucci and Michel Blanc); Hors de prix [+see also:
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(lit. “Priceless”) by Pierre Salvadori, starring Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh; and Lionel Delplanque’s Président [+see also:
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, starring Albert Dupontel and Jérémie Renier.

There will also be a teaser of Éric Barbier’s Le serpent [+see also:
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and a demo of Max & Co, the debut animated feature by directing duo Sam and Fred Guillaume.

Sales will continue on Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s Actrice (lit. “Actress”), starring the Bruni Tedeschi alongside Mathieu Amalric, Louis Garrel and Valeria Golino. Vincent Maraval’s sales team also hope to secure deals in the few still remaining territories for the documentary Le premier cri by Gilles de Maistre and the Untitled Woody Allen Summer Project.

The Toronto festival has selected ten Wild Bunch titles, including three world premieres: My Best Friend [+see also:
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by Patrice Leconte, starring Daniel Auteuil; A Crime by Manuel Pradal (with Harvey Keitel and Emmanuelle Béart); and The Man of My Life [+see also:
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by Zabou Breitman.

Other screenings at the event are the Venice title The Golden Door [+see also:
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interview: Alexandre Mallet-Guy
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by Italy’s Emanuele Crialese and Kim Shapiron’s horror flick Sheitan [+see also:
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; and five acclaimed features from Cannes that include The Caiman [+see also:
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interview: Jean Labadie
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by Nanni Moretti, Pan’s Labyrinth [+see also:
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by Guillermo del Toro, Summer Palace by Lou Ye, Buenos Aires 1977 by Israel Adrian Caetano and Rolf de Heer’s Ten Canoes.

Wild Bunch’s spectacular catalogue also includes a remake of Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales along with Azur & Asmar [+see also:
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by Michel Ocelot, Charlie Says [+see also:
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by Nicole Garcia, Arriverderci amore, ciao [+see also:
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by Michele Soavi, Patrick Grandperret’s Murderers, L’homme qui voulait un enfant (lit. “The Man Who Wanted a Child”) by Delphine Gleize, Electroma by Daft Punk, and Nomad by Sergei Bodrov.

The outfit hopes to do excellent business with all these titles in Canada before the festival’s end on September 16.

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(Translated from French)

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