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Your answer to International Press at Film Festivals

National Press of Films Released in Belgium 

Paris - Rotterdam - Berlin - Cannes - Karlovy Vary - Locarno - Venice

San Sebastian - Toronto - Tallinn - Cairo

May 2019

72nd CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

14 - 25 MAY 2019


Our line-up

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION - UN CERTAIN REGARD


PAPICHA

 

(Mounia Meddour) - France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar - 1h45

Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Doumandji,

Yasin Houicha, Nadia Kaci, Meryem Medjkane

International Sales: Jour2Fête

 

Nedjma, an 18-year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting up a fashion show.


Press material - Jour2Fête - PAPICHA

 

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - UN CERTAIN REGARD


ODNAZHDY V TRUBCHEVSKE

(Once in Trubchevsk)

 

(Larissa Sadilova) - Russia - 1h20

 Cast: Egor Barinov, Kristina Schneider, Yury Kiselev, Marina Semyonova

Valentina Kozova, Viktor Bogatkin, Aleksandra Bobkovskaya

International Sales - Loco Films

 

In a small town, nothing stays a secret. No matter how hard you try to hide infidelities, the truth will come out sooner or later. A decision then arises: to start a new life together from square one, or to confess and hope for forgiveness. This is the choice the protagonists are faced with.


Press material LOCO Films - ODNAZHDY V TRUBCHEVSKE

 

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - SPECIAL SCREENINGS 


LA CORDILLERA DE LOS SUEÑOS

(The Cordillera of Dreams)

 

(Patricio Guzman) - Chile, France - 85 min

International Sales - Pyramide Films

 

“In Chile, when the sun rises, it had to climb hills, walls, and tops before reaching the last stone of the Cordillera. In my country, the Cordillera is everywhere. But for the Chilean citizens, it is unknown territory. After going North for Nostalgia for the Light and South for The Pearl Button, I now feel ready to shoot this immense spine to explore its mysteries, powerful revelations of Chile’s past and present history.” Patricio Guzmán

 

Press material - Pyramide Films - LA CORDILLERA DE LOS SUEÑOS

Clips   - Pyramide Films - LA CORDILLERA DE LOS SUEÑOS


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QUINZAINE DES REALISATEURS


LES PARTICULES

(Particles)

 

(Blaise Harrison) - Switzerland, France - 1h38

Cast: Thomas DALOZ, Salvatore FERRO, Léo COUILFORT,

Nicolas MARCANT, Néa LÜDERS, Emma JOSSERAND

International Sales - Les Films du Losange

 

Pays de Gex, on the French-Swiss border. P.A. and his homies are in their last year of high school. One hundred meters beneath their feet, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator in the world is crashing protons into each other to recreate the energic conditions of the big bang and detect previously unknown particles. As winter sets in and P.A. sees the world shifting around him, he starts to observe strange phenomena in the environment. The changes are imperceptible at first, but gradually his whole world seems to be on the brink.

 

Press Material - Les Films du Losange - LES PARTICULES


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QUINZAINE DES REALISATEURS


TLAMESS

 

(Ala Eddine Slim) - Tunisia, France - 2h

Cast: Abdullah Miniawy, Khaled Ben Aissa, Souhir Amara

International Sales - Be for films

 

S is a young soldier in the southern desert of Tunisia. When S learns about his mother’s death, he obtains a week’s leave and goes back home. He will never return to the camp. In his popular neighbourhood starts a manhunt after which S eventually escapes through the mountain. A few years later, F, a young woman married to a rich businessman who has just settled in a luxurious villa, learns of her pregnancy. One morning, she goes out alone for a walk in the forest. She will never come back.

 

Press Material - Be For Films - TLAMESS


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SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE


TU MÉRITES UN AMOUR

(You deserve a love)

 

(Hafsia Herzi) - France - 1h42

Cast: Hafsia Herzi, Djanis Bouzyani, Jérémie Laheurte, Anthony Bajon,

Sylvie Verheyde, Karim Ait M’hand, Myriam Djeljeli

International Sales - Wild Bunch

 

After Rémi infidelity, Lila, who loved him more than anything, has a hard time dealing with their break-up. One day, he announces that he will travel alone to Bolivia to soul-search and try to understand his mistakes. There, he lets her know that their love story is not over. Between discussions, seeking comfort and encouragement from her friends, and the madness of love, Lila loses herself.


Press Material - Wild Bunch - TU MÉRITES UN AMOUR

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