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Day 5
Cannes Market News
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Synopsis:
A furry adventure
in animal paradise.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING (Premiere)
Usa, 90’, Comedy
Lérins 1
Sales:
Lightning Ent’t (Lérins Stand R7/S10)
Section:
Market
Director:
Brian Dannelly
Casting:
Chris Colfer, Christina Hendricks,
Rebel Wilson,Allison Janney, Sarah Hyland
Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Carson Phillips
is determined to make something of himself
and blaze a trail beyond his crummy high
school, when he is suddenly struck by a bolt of
lightning. The incident is the spark to a wickedly
funny story about a young man who devises
a blackmailing scheme to improve his chances
of getting accepted into a top college… but
what he accomplishes is much more profound.
MASKS (Premiere)
Germany, 108’, Horror
Palais B
Sales:
Anolis Ent’t GmbH & Co. Kg
Section:
Market
Director:
Andreas Marschall
Casting:
Susen Ermich, Magdalena Ritter,
JulitaWitt, Michael Siller, Stephanie Grabner
Synopsis:
In the 1970s, Matteusz Gdula
invented an acting method that was supposed
to make every actor shine.When many of his
students died mysteriously, Gdula committed
suicide. His method was banned. Now, Stella,
an ambitious, but rather untalented drama
student, gets accepted at his school.When
she bears witness to some strange occurrences,
she gets drawn into the bizarre and deadly
web that surrounds the building’s dark secret.
THE FP
90’
Palais D
Sales:
Strategic Film Partners
(Lérins Stand S12). Tel.: 1 31 04 67 17 88
Section:
Market
TONY CURTIS (Premiere)
France, 96’, Documentary
Palais F
Sales:
Wide House (Riviera Stand E6)
Section:
Market
Director:
Ian Ayres
Synopsis:
One of Hollywood’s last
silver screen icons.
Next screening: 21 May, 13:30, Palais B
THE CLOWN
Brazil, 88’, Comedy
Palais H
Sales:
Cinema Do Brasil (Palais 01
Stand 24.02/26.01). Tel.: 33 4 92 99 81 97
Section:
Market
Director:
Selton Mello
Casting:
Selton Mello, Paulo José,
Giselle Motta, Larissa Manoela, Moacyr Franco
Synopsis:
Benjamin and his father are the duo
of clowns Pangaré (Mongrel) and Puro Sangue
(Thoroughbred). They own the small Circus
Esperança and lead a troupe of itinerant artists
through the roads of Brazil. Benjamin is sick
of the life he leads and keeps repeating
in his head, like a motif: “I make everyone
laugh, but who’s going to make me laugh?”
MORTEM
France, 94’, Thriller
Palais J
Sales:
Artistic Finances (Riviera Stand C3)
Section:
Market
Director:
Eric Atlan
Casting:
Daria Panchenko, Diana Rudychenko,
Stany Coppet, Hortense Gelinet, Sophie Gelinet
Synopsis:
Jena, a young woman, defies death.
DELHI SAFARI
India, 90’
Riviera 2
Sales:
Fantastic Films Int’l, Llc
(Lérins Stand R18). Tel.: 1 31 05 60 95 77
Section:
Market
Director:
Nikhil Advani
Casting:
Jason Alexander, VanessaWilliams,
Brad Garrett, Christopher Lloyd, Carey Elwes
Synopsis:
A motley crew of animals begin
their journey across the mountains and rivers
of India to take their petition to save their
home to the leader of the humans in Delhi.
BENEATH THE DARKNESS
Usa, 90’, Thriller
Riviera 4
Sales:
The Little Film Company
(Lérins Stand R1). Tel.: 33 4 92 99 88 22
Section:
Market
Director:
Martin Guigui
Casting:
Dennis Quaid,Aimee Teegarden,
Tony Oller, Stephen Lunsford, DevonWerkheiser
Synopsis:
After the death of his best friend,
a 16-year-old boy struggles to expose the grim
secrets surrounding a “haunted” house.
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Premiere)
Usa, 94’, Comedy
Star 4
Sales:
Independent. Tel.: 33 4 93 38 29 10
Section:
Market
Director:
Colin Trevorrow
Casting:
Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass,
Jake M. Johnson, Kristen Bell
Synopsis:
Three Seattle journalists set out
to find and profile the man behind a bizarre
ad offering a unique time travel opportunity.
15:45
PARADISE: LOVE (Premiere)
Austria, 120’
Lérins 2
Sales:
Coproduction Office (Paris)
(Riviera Stand G5/H8). Tel.: 33 4 92 99 32 26
Section:
Market
Director:
Ulrich Seidl
Casting:
Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu
Synopsis:
On Kenya’s beaches, they are
known as “sugar mamas”: European women
who seek out African boys selling love. Teresa,
a 50-year-old Austrian woman, travels to this
vacation paradise. The first film of a trilogy
about three women, three vacations and three
stories of the longing to find happiness today.
Next screening: 21 May, 15:30, Riviera 2
16:00
ARBITRAGE (PARLAY FILMS)
Usa, 100’, Thriller
Arcades 2
Sales:
GK Films. Tel.: 33 4 93 39 89 87
Section:
Market
Director:
Nicholas Jarecki
Casting:
Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon,
Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta
Synopsis:
A hedge-fund magnate is trying
to complete the sale of his trading empire,
when an unexpected and bloody error forces
him to the most unlikely corner for help.
WELCOME TO THE MAJORITY (Premiere)
United Kingdom, 105’, Thriller
Gray 3
Sales:
Castle Valley Films
Section:
Market
Director:
Russell Owen
Synopsis:
Nine disturbed individuals each
believe they are alone on earth after an event
they can’t explain.When they each discover
a white balloon carrying a message of hope,
they set out on an epic journey to find other
survivors. But the destination isn’t all it seems.
SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ
Mexico, 105’,Action/Adventure
Gray 5
Sales:
Filmsharks Int’l (Riviera Stand B19).
Tel.: 33 4 93 99 85 93
Section:
Market
Director:
Beto Gomez
Casting:
Adal Ramones, Gerardo Taracena,
Jaime Camil, Jesus Ochoa, Joaquin Cosio
Synopsis:
Julian Perez, the most powerful
man in Mexico, must embark on a mission
given to him by the only authority he respects:
his mother.
HAPPINESS NEVER COMES ALONE
(Premiere)
France, 110’, Comedy
Olympia 1
Sales:
Pathé Int’l (Fr). Tel.: 33 4 93 46 09 27
Section:
Market
Director:
James Huth
Casting:
Sophie Marceau, Gad Elmaleh
Synopsis:
Sasha loves his friends, his piano
and partying. Charlotte has three children,
two ex-husbands and a career to manage.
THE GIRL (Premiere)
Usa, 90’, Drama
Olympia 2
Sales:
Goldcrest Films
Section:
Market
Director:
David Riker
Casting:
Abbie Cornish
Synopsis:
A young, desperate mother tries
to turn her life around by attempting
to smuggle immigrants across the US borders.
THE CHERRY ON THE CAKE
France, 85’, Comedy
Olympia 3
Sales:
Films Dist. (Riviera Stand E5/F8).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 33 29
Section:
Market
Director:
Laura Morante
Casting:
Frédéric Pierrot, Isabelle Carré,
Laura Morante, Pascal Elbé, Patrice Thibaud,
Samir Guesmi
Synopsis:
Amanda has a complex relationship
with men. Florence, her best friend, would
really like to see her settle down in a stable
and harmonious relationship but Hubert,
Florence’s husband who works as an analyst,
is very pessimistic.
A.C.A.B. (ALL COPS ARE BASTARDS)
(Premiere)
Italy, 110’, Drama
Olympia 4
Sales:
Elle Driver. Tel.: 33 4 92 98 95 09
Section:
Market
Director:
Stefano Sollima
STOP CRYING PéNéLOPE! (Premiere)
France, 90’, Comedy
Olympia 5
Sales:
Snd - Groupe M6 (Riviera Stand E3).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 32 01
Section:
Market
Director:
Corinne Puget, Juliette Arnaud
Casting:
Christine Anglio, Corinne Puget,
Juliette Arnaud, JacquesWeber
Synopsis:
Thirty-something Chloé
is dissatisfied with growing older
and plans a radical physical makeover.
COMEDOWN (Premiere)
United Kingdom, 110’, Horror
Olympia 6
Sales:
Av Pictures Limited (Caparo House,
103 Baker St, London). Tel.: 20 73 17 01 40
Section:
Market
Director:
Menhaj Huda
Casting:
Adam Deacon, Geoff Bell,
Jacob Anderson, Duane Henry, Calum MacNab
Synopsis:
Six teenage hooligans setting up
the transmitter for a local pirate radio station
are targeted by a resident psychopath intent
on exterminating the “vermins”.
ANOTHER (Premiere)
Japan, 110’, Horror
Palais C
Sales:
Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd
(Riviera Stand E18). Tel.: 33 4 92 99 88 30
Section:
Market
Director:
Takeshi Furusawa
Casting:
Kento Yamazaki,Ai Hashimoto,
Yoshihiko Hakamada,Ai Kato
Synopsis:
When a boy unwittingly breaks
the rules, a terrifying curse is unleashed.
FIDGETY BRAM (Premiere)
Netherlands, 83’, Children’s
Palais E
Sales:
Delphis Films Inc. (Riviera Stand B12).
Tel.: 33 6 86 43 32 12
Section:
Market
Director:
Anna Van Der Heide
Synopsis:
Fidgety Bram, 7, thinks a lot about
the world around him. He is very much looking
forward to enter the first grade.
CHILDISH GAMES
Spain, 95’, Thriller
Palais G
Sales:
Filmax Int’l (Riviera Stand A1)
Section:
Market
Director:
Antonio Chavarrias
Casting:
Barbara Lennie, Juan Diego Botto
Synopsis:
Don’t be scared, she’s just
a little girl.
DINOTASIA (Premiere)
Usa, 83’,Animation
Palais I
Sales:
Visit Films (Lérins Stand S8).
Tel.: 33 4 93 99 14 92
Section:
Market