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BERLINALE 2009 EFM / France

Celluloid Dreams’ boasts impressive line-up

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Celluloid Dreams’ boasts impressive line-up

There is an impressive line-up for French international sales company Celluloid Dreams, who will arrive on Thursday at the European Film Market at the Berlinale (February 5-15) with a selection of strong and diverse films.

The company – headed by Hengameh Panahi – has three recent titles in the Panorama section: Julie Delpy’s English-language historical thriller The Countess [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Anna Maria Mühe
film profile
]
(see news), Michael Glawogger’s German/French/Austrian co-production Kill Daddy Goodnight [+see also:
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and Hashiguchi Ryosuke’s Japanese feature All Around Us.

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In the Generation section, Celluloid Dreams will be hoping for success with Tomm Moore’s Irish/French/Belgian animated co-production The Secret of Kells [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Didier Brunner
interview: Tomm Moore
interview: Viviane Vanfleteren
film profile
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(to be released in France by Gebeka on February 12).

Meanwhile, the Forum section will showcase two documentaries: French director Fabienne Godet’s My Greatest Escape (produced by Le Bureau - to be released domestically on April 8 by Haut et Court); and US filmmaker Jeffrey Levy-Hinte’s Soul Power.

In international market première, Celluloid Dreams will present Italian director Gabriele Salvatores’ thriller As God Commands [+see also:
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(see news - €3.3m in box office takings after seven weeks on release in Italy), starring Filippo Timi and Elio Germano. Also in the line-up are the highly anticipated documentaries The Age of Stupid by the UK’s Franny Armstrong and Let’s Make Money by Austria’s Erwin Wagenhofer (recent winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance).

Future titles on the slate include French director Jacques Audiard’s Le prophète (“The Prophet”) and Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio’s Vincere [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Cannes 2009 Marco Bellocc…
interview: Filippo Timi - actor
film profile
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(“To Win”), which are both in post-production; as well as Gilles Marchand’s French/Belgian co-production Black Heaven (in production).

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(Translated from French)

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