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FOCUS ON FRENCH FILMS
AS HAPPY AS POSSIBLE                        
by Alain Raoust
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Drama - France, Portugal - 2019 - 92'

With Salomé Richard (BADEN BADEN)
produced by Cinéma Defacto and Terratreme Filmes

 
Salomé lands a summer job in the junkyard of a village in Southern France. In this timeless place, her rebellious adolescence catches up with her. She meets friends, old and new, who all share the same desire to build a way of life far from any social order. 

"A sensitive, offbeat portrait of youth in quiet revolt." 
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THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE                              
by Jean-François Laguionie & Xavier Picard
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Animation - France, Luxembourg - 2019 - 77'
FRENCH RELEASE DECEMBER 4TH

Produced by Blue Spirit Productions and Mélusine Productions

An old monkey Prince runs aground on an unknown shore. Injured and lost, he is found by 12 year-old Tom, and taken in by his parents, a couple of scientists who were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey civilisations. With Tom's help, the Prince discovers a society he knows nothing about, while Tom’s parents decide to use him to prove that their theory was indeed correct...

"A thoughtful, philosophical fable […] which should readily attract those seeking animation
with sophisticated substance as well as a distinctive style.

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SLOCUM        
by Jean-François Laguionie
Animation - France, Luxembourg
IN PRODUCTION - DELIVERY LATE 2020

Produced by JPL Productions and Mélusine Productions
 
Slocum recounts the memories of the young François, growing up beside the Marne river in the late 1940s. One day François’ stepfather starts building a boat in the back garden. Meanwhile the boy's imagination is inflamed by the diary of Joshua Slocum, the first man who circumnavigated the world alone in the 1890s..
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE PAINTING AND THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE

SCRIPT AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

 
FRESH PREMIERE
NOCTURNAL
by Nathalie Biancheri
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Drama - UK - 2019 - 86'

With Cosmo Jarvis (LADY MACBETH, CALM WITH HORSES), Lauren Coe
produced by Rickshaw Entertainment

Pete, a darkly compelling thirty-something, meets Laurie, an emotionally withdrawn student-athlete who recently relocated to town with her mother. The two strangers start forming a precarious friendship. As they spend more time together, their unique bond grows, unraveling the truth behind Pete’s motives.
 

"The acute command of atmosphere and performance should attract attention to a film that confirms prolific documentary maker Biancheri as a rising talent.
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THREE SUMMERS                    
by Sandra Kogut
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Comedy Drama - Brazil, France - 2019 - 94'

With Regina Casé (THE SECOND MOTHER), Rogério Fróes, Otavio Müller
produced by Republica Pureza Filmes and Gloria Films Production

 
Every Christmas, with the help of their employees, Edgar and Marta host a lavish family celebration at their summer house. In the course of three years, their lives are going to turn upside down. What happens to the invisible people living in the orbit of the rich and powerful when everything collapses? Through their gaze, we witness the gradual disintegration of Brazil on the eve of 2018. 

"Cleverly written and staged. Marks another occasion for Brazilian actress Regina Casé to shine
in the role of a housekeeper trying to overcome stiff social barriers
and find her own slice of happiness.

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IN POST-PRODUCTION
COPPELIA     
by Jeff Tudor, Steven de Beul, Ben Tesseur
Live Action & Animation - Netherlands, Germany, Belgium
DELIVERY LATE 2020

With international ballet stars Michaela DePrince (USA), Daniel Camargo (Brazil)
produced by Submarine, 3 minutes West, Lunanime, MotionWorks

When everyone in town falls under the spell of charismatic plastic surgeon Doctor Coppelius, feisty Swan must act to save her sweetheart Franz, before his heart is used to spark life into Coppelia - the ‘perfect’ robot-woman the Doctor has created. 
A modern fairy tale for young and old, told through a unique combination of animation and live action classical ballet.

 

FIRST IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

MY BODY WILL BURY YOU                             
by Giovanni La Parola
Western - Italy, France - 2019

Produced by Bleidwin, Cinemaundici, Ascent Film

1860, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - while Garibaldi’s troops are invading this lawless territory, four female bandits called the “Drudes” are looking for their own personal revenge.

Italian Distribution : 01 Distribuzione
PROMO REEL AND SCRIPT AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

LAUGHTER                      
by Martin Laroche
Dystopian Drama - Canada - 2019

Produced by La Boîte à Fanny

As a civil war shakes the Quebec province of Canada, Valérie is the sole survivor of a mass execution in which her boyfriend is killed. Years later, she’s in a close relationship with her new partner, Gabriel. At the Long Term Care Center where she works as a caregiver, she befriends Jeanne, a well-read and funny woman, who is dealing with severe physical disability. 

Mixing realism and unsettling bizarreness, Laughter explores the survivor’s syndrome, the grieving process, the distance of time, the power of love, and the joy of being alive.
LEOFORIO                  
by Catherine Catella & Shu Aiello
Documentary - France, Greece, Switzerland - 2019       

Produced by Cinéphage Productions, Blonde, JMH & Filo Films
 
Leoforio is a journey, a daily bus ride of a hundred kilometers. From the chaotic, overpopulated capital of Athens to the small town of Eritres, the bus - leoforio in Greek - winds between the coast, the mountainous roads and the deserted villages. A brief glimpse into everyday lives, to grasp the resilience of a people in times of crisis.
 
ON RELEASE
CHICHINETTE - HOW I ACCIDENTALLY BECAME A SPY   
by Nicola Alice Hens
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Documentary - Germany, France - 2019 - 86'

Produced by Amos Geva and Mérovée Films

The untold story of a French Jewish former spy, Marthe Cohn - aka Chichinette. After keeping silent for almost 60 years she shares her extraordinary story of a 4.5 feet high woman who managed to beat the odds and fight the Nazis as a spy. At the age of 98, she now tours the world, promoting her message to people of all generations.
 
"Just when you think every World War II story has been told, another fascinating one emerges [...] 
Marthe Cohn deserves every accolade that comes her way.

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