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THE SITE FOR EUROPEAN CINEMA
THE
ONLY PORTAL DEDICATED TO THE EUROPEAN FILM INDUSTRY
IN FOUR LANGUAGES
.org
Cineuropa.org is an ini t iat ive co- f inanced by
the MEDIA Programme of the European
Commission, the I tal ian Ministry of Cul ture,
Cinema Centre of the Ministry of French
Communi ty of Belgium, Swiss Fi lms, Federal
Cinema Of f ice of Switzerland, Centre National de
la Cinématographie, ICAA - Institute of Cinematography
and Audiovisual Arts,German Films, Luxembourg Film
Fund, Filmunio, Czech Film Centre, Slovenian Film
Fund, Malta Film Commission and the Irish Film Board
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JULIA X (Premiere)
Usa, 92’, Thriller
Lérins 2
Sales:
Red Sea Media Inc.
(Lérins Stand R17)
Section:
Market
Director:
Philip Pettiette
Casting:
AliciaWillis, Courtney Rawls,
Gregg Brazzell, Joel David Moore, Kevin Sorbo
Synopsis:
On her third internet date, Julia
meets a man.As she leaves, she is abducted
by him and branded with an X.After a cat-and-
mouse game through iconic thriller locations
shot in 3D, she eventually subdues him and
we discover that Julia and her sister Jessica
are internet predators. They lure men to their
house for the kill with games of mayhem.
MEKONG HOTEL (Premiere)
Thailand, 61’
Olympia 1
Sales:
The Match Factory.
Tel.: 33 4 93 39 77 37
Section:
Market
Director:
ApichatpongWeerasethakul
Synopsis:
A portrait of a hotel near the
Mekong River, in the north-east of Thailand.
Next screening: 23 May, 10:00,Arcades 2
WORKERS (Premiere)
Italy, 106’, Comedy
Olympia 3
Sales:
Minerva Pictures Group
(Riviera Stand D7). Tel.: 33 492 99 52 69
Section:
Market
Director:
Lorenzo Vignolo
Casting:
Alessandro Tiberi, Dario Bandiera,
Francesco Pannofino, Louis Molteni
Synopsis:
Sandro and Filippo are owners
of a temp agency. They meet all kinds
of characters who will do anything in order
to get a job! For this reason, they have
always great stories to tell. Giacomo works
as a caregiver to an invalid, Mario Spada
in order to make ends meet. Italo is falling
in love with Tania, who believes he is a
surgeon. Rather, he works in a breeding facility,
taking genetic reproduction samples.Alice is
a makeup artist, she wants to work in cinema
or theater world. Nothing doing! She does
the makeup for the dead in a funeral home!
RED LIGHTS (PARLAY FILMS)
Spain, 113’, Thriller
Olympia 5
Sales:
GK Films. Tel.: 33 4 93 39 89 87
Section:
Market
Director:
Rodrigo Cortés
Casting:
Robert de Niro, SigourneyWeaver,
Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen
Synopsis:
When a psychologist’s investigation
into paranormal activity focuses on whether
or not a world-renowned psychic is actually
a fraud, her results are far from expected.
MY WAY (Premiere)
France, 148’, Biography
Olympia 6
Sales:
Studiocanal (Riviera Stand H5).
Tel.: 33 4 93 99 86 21
Section:
Market
Director:
Florent Emilio Siri
Casting:
Jérémie Renier, Benoît Magimel,
Monica Scattini
METEORA
Greece, 81’, Drama
Olympia 7
Sales:
Coproduction Office (Paris)
(Riviera Stand G5/H8). Tel.: 33 4 92 99 32 26
Section:
Market
Director:
Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Casting:
Tamila Koulieva, Theo Alexander
Synopsis:
In the hot plains of central Greece,
the Orthodox monasteries of Metéora
are perched atop sandstone pillars,
suspended between heaven and earth.
A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING
(Premiere)
United Kingdom, 109’, Comedy
Palais C
Sales:
Indomina Media
Section:
Market
Director:
Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell
Casting:
Simon Pegg,Amara Karan, Clare
Higgins
Synopsis:
Jack is a children’s author turned
crime novelist whose detailed research into the
lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him
into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the
irrational fear of being murdered.When Jack is
thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent
and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a
sudden and inexplicable interest in his script,
what should be his big break rapidly turns into
his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront
his worst demons; among them his love life, his
laundry and the origin of all fear.
VANISHING WAVES (Premiere)
Lithuania, 120’, Drama
Palais E
(No Press, Buyers Only)
Sales:
Reel Suspects (Riviera Stand G23)
Section:
Market
Director:
Kristina Buozyte
Casting:
Brice Fournier, Jurga Jutaite, Marius
Jampolskis, Philip Lenkowski, Rudolfas
Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniusonis
Synopsis:
Have you ever dreamed of being
inside the head of another person – a beloved
one or your rival ? Have you ever wished to
experience the ideal relationship, where two
minds come into total fusion? “Vanishing
waves” – a sci-fi melodrama. Following solid
scientific experiment, based on the neural
transfer, a young inhibited man will live an
astonishing journey in the comatose woman
anonymous mind. This contemporary tale is
exploring the nature of desire by exposing links
and contradictions between the human body
and the mind.
Next screening: 22 May, 18:00, Gray 5
WINNING STREAK
Spain, 101’,Action/Adventure
Palais G
Sales:
Film Factory Ent’t (Riviera Stand A5)
Section:
Market
Director:
Eduardo Cortés
Casting:
Daniel Brühl, Lluis Homar, Eduard
Fernández, Blanca Suárez, Marina Salas, Miguel
Ángel Silvestre, Oriol Villa, Vicente Romero
Synopsis:
The exciting adventure of a group of
young people with few prospects in their
futures who stumble across the chance of a
lifetime: to change their luck and embark on an
adventure that will change their lives forever.
MUSICAL CHAIRS (Premiere)
Usa, 90’, Drama
Palais I
Sales:
Outsider Pictures. Tel.: 33 6 30 18 38 30
Section:
Market
Director:
Susan Seidelman
Casting:
Angelic Zambrana, E.j. Bonilla,
Jaimie Tirelli, Laverne Cox, Leah Pipes
Synopsis:
Mia and Armando meet at
a midtown Manhattan dance studio where she
is an instructor and he, a part-time handyman,
exchanges his janitorial duties for lessons.
KING KELLY (Premiere)
Usa, 84’, Comedy
Palais K
Sales:
K5 Int’l. Tel.: 33 6 28 62 31 14
Section:
Market
Director:
Andrew Neel
Casting:
Louisa Krause
Synopsis:
King Kelly is an aspiring internet
star who performs webcam stripteases.
When Kelly’s car, filled with illegal narcotics
that she must deliver, is stolen by her bitter
ex-boyfriend on the 4th of July, Kelly
and her best friend Jordan embark on an epic
whirlwind of drugs, sex, violence and mischief-
making as Kelly tries to reclaim what’s hers.
Next screening: 22 May, 11:30, Palais J
LOOKING FOR EIMISH (Premiere)
Spain, 85’, Drama
Riviera 1
Sales:
Vertice Sales (Riviera Stand A5)
Section:
Market
Director:
Ana Rodríguez Rosell
Casting:
Emma Suárez, Jan Cornet,
Manuela Vellés, Óscar Jaenada
Synopsis:
Eimish is gone. Lucas takes a train,
following her throw Berlin and Verona.
THE FOURTH STATE
Germany, 110’, Thriller
Riviera 3
Sales:
Celluloid Dreams/Nightmares.
Tel.: 33 4 80 80 52 12
Section:
Market
Director:
Dennis Gansel
Casting:
Moritz Bleibtreu, Max Riemelt,
Kasia Smutniak
Synopsis:
Gossip reporter Paul Jensen goes
to Moscow to find himself but falls victim
to Russian domestic policy intrigues.
PUSHER
United Kingdom, 86’, Thriller
Star 2
Sales:
Gaumont. Tel.: 33 4 93 68 90 20
Section:
Market
Director:
Luis Prieto
Casting:
Agyness Deyn, Richard Coyle
Synopsis:
As edgy as NicolasWinding Refn’s
1996 cult classic, this English remake sees
a small-time London drug dealer descend into
debt hell following a a series of bad choices.
19:15
CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD
(Premiere)
Argentina, 61’, Drama
Théâtre Croisette
Sales:
Pyramide (Riviera Stand F6).
Tel.: 33 4 92 99 32 36
Section:
Directors Fortnight