Good buzz for Dorothy Mills
by Fabien Lemercier
An enthusiastic buzz has surrounded the film since its promotional screening at the most recent American Film Market, where the film was picked up for numerous territories: the US, Australia, China and Hong Kong (The Weinstein Company), Germany (Telepool), the UK (Optimum), Greece (Spentzos), Portugal (Lusomundo), Poland (Kino Swiat), the Czech Republic (Bowline), Switzerland (Frenetic), Canada (Seville), the Middle East and Latin America.
The third feature by the director, following The Son of the Shark (Best First Film in 1994 at the European Film Awards and nominee for the Bafta and César awards) and Artemisia (nominated in 1998 for the Golden Globes in the Best Foreign Language Film category), Dorothy Mills (co-produced by Fidélité Films and Octagon Films with the support of Eurimages) was filmed in English and stars Dutch actress Carice van Houten (The Black Book [+see also:
The actress’ career is really taking off as she plays Tom Cruise’s wife in Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie (in post-production) and stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies (currently shooting).
Asked by Cineuropa about Wild Bunch’s plans for the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival (February 7-17) after last year’s strained relations (see news), Vincent Maraval, the head of international sales at the dynamic French company, stated that the company’s stand would once again be located outside the market, in the same place as 2007.
Relations with the Festival organisers seem to be improving nonetheless: "Nothing is certain, but we don’t expect any disagreements either. We’re going to suggest a film and see what the reaction is, wait and see if they call us back. Depending on how negotiations go, we may suggest other films. But the door is open to discussion," he said.
(Translated from French)
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