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CANNES 2008 Market

A selection of Cannes deals

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Competition titles

Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale [+see also:
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was sold by Wild Bunch to the US (IFC).
Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir [+see also:
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was sold by The Match Factory to Belgium (Cinemart), Italy (Lucky Red), Spain (Golem), Greece (Seven One), Canada (Seville Pictures).
Linha de passe by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas was sold by The Match Factory to Belgium (Cineart).
Brillante Mendoza’s Serbis was sold by Fortissimo to France (Equation), Benelux (Paradiso), Portugal (Lusomundo), Greece (Seven Films), Israel (United King) .
Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah [+see also:
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interview: Domenico Procacci
interview: Jean Labadie
interview: Matteo Garrone
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was sold by Fandango Portobello to Spain (Alta Classics), Scandinavia (NonStop Entertainment), the UK (Optimum), France (Le Pacte), Benelux (ABC Distribution), Germany/Austria (Prokino), Greece (Film Trade), Portugal (Eco Filmes), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Turkey (AFS), Canada (Seville), Russia (Maywin Media), Israel (Orlando) and Colombia (Babilla) .
The Silence of Lorna [+see also:
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interview: Arta Dobroshi
interview: Arta Dobroshi
interview: Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
interview: Olivier Bronckart
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by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne was sold to Sony Pictures Classics (US).
Jia Zhangke’s 24 City was sold by MK2 to the UK (New Wave), Benelux (Cineart), Portugal (Atalanta), Greece (Seven Group), Korea (With Cinema), former Yugoslavia' (Megacom), Austria (Stadtkino).
Steven Soderbergh’s Che Guevara was sold by Wild Bunch to Japan (Nikkatsu), Fox (Spain) .
Laurent Cantet’s The Class [+see also:
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interview: Carole Scotta
interview: Laurent Cantet
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was sold by Memento Films to the UK (Curzon Artificial Eye), Italy (Mikado), Spain (Golem), Benelux (Cineart), Greece (Ama Films), former Yugoslavia (MCF) Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Portugal (Mida), Israel (United King), Korea (Jin Jin) .
Charlie Kaufman’s Synedoche, New York was sold by Kimmel Films to France (Ocean Films), CIS (Central Partnership).
Nuri Bige Ceylan’s Three Monkeys [+see also:
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interview: Zeynep Ozbatur
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was sold by Pyramide International to the US (New York films), the UK (New Wave Films), Italy(Bim), Benelux (Imagine), Greece (Rosebud), Portugal (Atalanta Filmes), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), former Yugoslavia ((Megacom), CIS/Baltics (Maywin) Canada (Mongrel Media), Norway (Fidalgo).
Wim Wender’s The Palermo Shooting [+see also:
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was sold by Hanway Films to the UK (Axiom Films), France (Ocean), Germany (Senator) and Italy (BIM).

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Out of competition

Wong Kar Wai’s Ashes of Time Redux was sold by Fortissimo to the UK (Artificial Eye), France (ARP), South Korea (Sponge).

Un Certain Regard

Steve McQueen’s Hunger [+see also:
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interview: Laura Hastings-Smith Rob…
interview: Steve McQueen
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was sold by Icon Entertainment to the UK/Ireland (Pathé), France (MK2), Benelux (Paradiso), Portugal (Lusomundo), Greece (Video Seven).
Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s Tokyo Sonata was sold by Fortissimo to France (ARP), Portugal (Lusomundo), Switzerland (Trigon), Israel (Uniteds King), Korea (Sponge), India (Palador).
Ruben Östlund’s Involuntary [+see also:
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interview: Erik Hemmendorff
interview: Ruben Östlund
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was sold by The Coproduction Office to Belgium (Lumiere), Holland (Film Museum), Norway (Arthaus) and Greece (Seven Films).
Bent Hamer’s O'Horten [+see also:
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was sold by the Match Factory to the UK (Artificial Eye), France (Ocean), Germany (Pandora), Switzerland (Filmcoopi) and the US.
Andreas Dresen’s Cloud Nine [+see also:
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was sold by The Match Factory to Benelux (CNC), Switzerland (Filmcoopi) and Greece (Seven One).

Directors Fortnight

Joshua Sadfie’s The Pleasure of Being Robbed by was sold by Submarine Entertainent to the US (IFC). Joachim Lafosse’s Elève libre [+see also:
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interview: Jacques-Henri Bronckart
interview: Joachim Lafosse
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was sold by Films Distribution to Belgium (Cineart)

Critics’ Week

Christophe van Rompaey’s Moscow, Belgium [+see also:
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was sold by Bavaria Film International to France (Bac Films), Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Senator), Brazil (Mostra International de Cinema) Lithuania (Lietunos Kinas), and Canada (Mongrel Media).
Rumba [+see also:
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interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Dominique Abel and Fiona Go…
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was sold by MK2 to the UK (Sound and Media), Germany and Switzerland (X Verleih), Benelux (Cineart), Poland (Vivarto) and Portugal (Pantheon).
Ursula Meier’s Home [+see also:
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interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Thierry Spicher
interview: Ursula Meier
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was sold by Memento Films to the UK (Soda Pictures), Italy (Teodora), Portugal (Atalanta), Greece (Rosebud), former-Yugoslavia (Megacom) Anna Novion’s Grown Ups [+see also:
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was sold by Memento to Switzerland (Xenix).

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