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CANNES 2018 Marché

Protagonist Pictures à Cannes avec un film en compétition, Cold War, en tête de son line-up

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- En anglais : Le vendeur britannique a annoncé plusieurs nouveaux titres parmi ses propositions cannoises

Protagonist Pictures à Cannes avec un film en compétition, Cold War, en tête de son line-up
Cold War de Pawel Pawlikowski

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Protagonist Pictures, the British-based international finance, production and sales company, has arrived at the Cannes Film Festival with a plethora of films to tout at the Film Market, including Palme d’Or contender Cold War [+lire aussi :
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, the latest movie by Academy Award winner Pawel Pawlikowski. MK2 is handling European sales on the Polish-language picture starring Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig, which is inspired by the director’s parents.

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The British outfit has added several new pictures to its already healthy slate, including Hope Dickson Leach’s forthcoming second film, The Cradle, which unites BAFTA Award winner Jack O’Connell and Golden Globe nominee Lily Collins in a story about a young couple who are not ready to have their first child together. Gail Mutrux and Tore Schmidt are producing the adaptation of Patrick Somerville’s 2009 novel for Pretty Pictures, and the film is slated to shoot this summer. Also in pre-production, The Sound of Philadelphia is a French-US-Belgian co-production, which takes a heartfelt look at the grieving process. Matthias Schoenaerts and Garrett Hedlund star as cousins in the film helmed by A Bluebird in My Heart [+lire aussi :
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 director Jérémie Guez

Protagonist is selling world rights for the comedy Corporate Animals, starring Sharon Stone and Jessica Williams, and The Education of Frederick Fitzell, in which a chance encounter takes Fred (Dylan O’Brien) on a wild journey through his past, present and alternative futures to solve a long-forgotten mystery. Maika Monroe and Hannah Gross also star in the Christopher MacBride-helmed picture. Protagonist is also selling Little Monsters, a zombie comedy currently in post-production, directed by Abe Forsythe and starring Lupita Nyong’o.

Managing director Vanessa Saal and her sales colleagues George Hamilton and Charlotte Lopez will screen exclusive footage from The Souvenir [+lire aussi :
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, the new picture from British director Joanna Hogg (Exhibition [+lire aussi :
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Archipelago [+lire aussi :
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Unrelated [+lire aussi :
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), starring Honor Swinton Byrne and Tom BurkeTilda Swinton also appears in the story about a love affair teetering on the brink of destruction. Footage will also be shown of the UK-Chinese-Canadian high-concept thriller Two / One, in which two men have a hypnotic connection on two different sides of the world.

Protagonist will host market-premiere screenings of Kristoffer Nyholm’s The Vanishing [+lire aussi :
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, which stars Peter MullanGerard Butler and rising star Connor Swindells as lighthouse keepers on a six-week shift on a remote Scottish island. Also screening for buyers is Amma Asante’s much-anticipated Where Hands Touch [+lire aussi :
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, about a forbidden love affair in wartime Germany. Amandla Stenberg and George MacKay star. The firm’s final market-premiere screening is Neil Biswas’ supernatural thriller Darkness Visible [+lire aussi :
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Jaz Deol and Seema Biswas star in the Kolkata-set picture. It will also present promo footage of Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia [+lire aussi :
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, which stars Gemma ArtertonElizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini in the fascinating true story of the love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf.

Three other previously announced films are also in pre-production and being sold at Cannes: Hope Gap, about a couple having marital problems after three decades together, starring Annette Bening and Bill NighyOff Season by Jonathan Van Tulleken, a supernatural thriller starring Jon Hamm; and Mark O’Rowe’s The Delinquent Season, a gripping thriller starring Cillian MurphyAndrew ScottCatherine Walker and Eva Birthistle. Completed films on Protagonist’s slate include the Sundance hits Lords of Chaos [+lire aussi :
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by Jonas Åkerlund and Sara Colangelo’s The Kindergarten Teacher, with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Gael García Bernal.

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