– El cebado catálogo incluye Opponent en el Panorama, Le Paradis en Generation, Richard The Stork 2 entre los estrenos de mercado y Sidonie au Japon en postproducción
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There’s something for everyone. The buyers attending the European Film Market of the 73rd Berlinale (from 16 to 26 February) will be able to tap into the diversity of the 16 titles in the lineup of Indie Sales, the French international sales agent.
Headlining is Opponent [+lee también:
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Also shining in the festival’s showcase is The Lost Boy by Belgian director Zeno Graton, with Khalil Gharbia (revealed in Peter von Kant [+lee también:
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The Indie Sales team, led by Nicolas Eschbach (supported by Constance Poubelle, Sarah Delafoulhouze and Alfred Deragne) will start pre-sales at the EFM for two new titles in post-production: the Franco-Italian production La Nouvelle Femme (Maria Montessori) by Léa Todorov (article – with Jasmine Trinca and Leïla Bekhti in the cast) and Sidonie in Japan by Élise Girard. The latter sees Isabelle Huppert as a famous French writer, mourning the death of her husband, who is invited to Japan for the re-release of her first book. She is welcomed by her locorregional publisher who takes her to Kyoto, the city of shrines and temples. As they travel together through the flowers of the Japanese spring, she slowly opens up to him. But the ghost of her husband pursues her and she will have to leave the past behind to let herself love again… A film produced by French outfit 10:15 Productions and co-produced by Lupa Film (Germany), Fourier Films (Japan) and Box Productions (Switzerland).
Indie Sales will also be pursuing pre-sales for three films in post-production: The Wall by Belgian filmmaker Philippe van Leeuw (article – starring Vicky Krieps), the Franco-Belgian co-production Green Tide by Pierre Jolivet (article) and Take A Chance On Me by Jean-Pierre Améris (starring Louane Emera and Michel Blanc).
In the market premiere department, the much awaited animated film Richard The Stork 2 by Danish director Mette Rank Tange and German filmmaker Benjamin Quabeck (whose first iteration was already well-prepared and acquired by 155 territories), The Assembly Line by Mathias Gokalp (article – with Swann Arlaud in the lead), Noémie Lvovsky’s The Great Magic [+lee también:
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