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MARKET SCREENINGS
SWEET THING                       
by Alexandre Rockwell
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Drama - USA - 2020 - 91'

With Will Patton (AMERICAN HONEY), Karyn Parsons (THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR)
produced by Black Horse Productions

 
In New Bedford Massachusetts, a dysfunctional family portrayed in all shades of black-and-white, lead forgotten lives. One eventful summer, in an act of liberation, the kids Billie and Nico set off on their own adventure into the fantastic and poetic world of childhood, unseen by the adults around them.
 
"The windswept, wild-maned “Sweet Thing”
boasts beautiful performances and a definite throwback charm." 

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LAUGHTER                     
by Martin Laroche                                                                          MARKET PREMIERE
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Dystopian Drama - Canada - 2020 - 124'

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. 
 
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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Pete, a darkly compelling thirty-something, meets Laurie, an emotionally withdrawn student-athlete who recently relocated to town with her mother.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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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.

FOCUS ON LAGUIONIE
THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE                              
by Jean-François Laguionie & Xavier Picard
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Animation - France, Luxembourg - 2019 - 77'

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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THE PAINTING 
by Jean-François Laguionie
SLOCUM
by Jean-François Laguionie
France, Belgium - 2011 - 76'
NEW ACQUISITION

 Produced by Blue Spirit Productions,
Be Films, Blue Spirit Studio, Sinematik,
Rezo Productions

 
For mysterious reasons, a Painter has left a work incomplete – causing conflict between its inhabitants. Three friends, one of each class, go on a quest to find the artist so he can finish the piece and hopefully unite the people.

 
Animation - France, Luxembourg
IN PRODUCTION - DELIVERY 2021

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.
 
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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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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.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
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