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Mati Diop’s Berlinale Competition Title ‘Dahomey’ Lands at Les Films du Losange for International Sales, French Distribution (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Paris - Senegal - Benin
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22.01.2024

Mati Diop’s Berlinale Competition Title ‘Dahomey’ Lands at Les Films du Losange for International Sales, French Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent “Dahomey,” a documentary directed by Cannes prizewinner Mati Diop (“Atlantique”) and slated for the Berlinale competition, will be represented internationally by Paris-based Les Films du Losange. The feature marks the directorial comeback of the French-Senegalese talent after winning the Grand Prize at Cannes with “Atlantique” in 2019.

Cannes Film Festival President Iris Knobloch Says Her Parents, Holocaust Survivors, Taught Her About the ‘Power of Cinema’ - variety.com - France - Los Angeles - Germany
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22.05.2024

Cannes Film Festival President Iris Knobloch Says Her Parents, Holocaust Survivors, Taught Her About the ‘Power of Cinema’

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Cannes Film Festival president Iris Knobloch said she learned about the “power of cinema to carry messages, liberate speech and accomplish a duty of remembrance” from her parents, who are Holocaust survivors. Speaking at the Kering Women in Motion Talks at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, the Munich-born Knobloch said her parents took her to the movie theater several times a week.

‘Monsieur Aznavour’ Trailer: Tahar Rahim Transformed as French Music Legend Charles Aznavour (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Armenia - Mauritania
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22.05.2024

‘Monsieur Aznavour’ Trailer: Tahar Rahim Transformed as French Music Legend Charles Aznavour (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Pathé has unveiled a trailer for “Monsieur Aznavour,” showing the Golden-Globe nominated actor Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian,” “Napoleon”) transformed as Charles Aznavour, the French-Armenian singer, songwriter and actor who sold more than 180 million records around the world. The movie charts Aznavour’s rise to stardom in the 1950s and his friendships with many artists, including Edith Piaf, who took him with her on a tour of France and the U.S.

Metrograph Pictures Nabs Sandhya Suri’s Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Highlight ‘Santosh’ For North America (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA - India
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20.05.2024

Metrograph Pictures Nabs Sandhya Suri’s Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Highlight ‘Santosh’ For North America (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Metrograph Pictures has acquired North American rights to Sandhya Suri’s Cannes standout “Santosh” following its world premiere in Un Certain Regard. Metrograph Pictures will distribute the film theatrically, with additional release details to be announced at a later date. MK2 Films represents the movie in international markets.

‘Succession’s’ Nicholas Braun in Talks to Join Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Entertainment System Is Down’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Sweden
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18.05.2024

‘Succession’s’ Nicholas Braun in Talks to Join Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Entertainment System Is Down’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent “Succession” star Nicholas Braun is in talks to star in Ruben Östlund’s “The Entertainment System Is Down.” Keanu Reeves, Kirsten Dunst and Daniel Brühl are already on board the buzzy satire. “The Entertainment System Is Down” is one of the sexiest packages being shopped at the Cannes Film Market, where the Coproduction Office has launched international sales.

Mallory Wanecque, Sami Bouajila Star in Thriller ‘Vultures;’ Boarded by Federation Studios’ Ginger & Fed (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com
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17.05.2024

Mallory Wanecque, Sami Bouajila Star in Thriller ‘Vultures;’ Boarded by Federation Studios’ Ginger & Fed (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Mallory Wanecque, the breakout actor of “The Worst Ones” who headlines Cannes competition title “Beating Hearts,” is starring alongside Sami Bouajila (“Through the Fire”) in “Vultures,” a thriller directed by Peter Dourountzis (“Rascal”). Produced by Mediawan-owned 24-25 Films (“Black Box”), “Vultures” is represented internationally by Ginger & Fed, the new international film sales arm of Federation Studios headed by former TF1 Studio boss Sabine Chemaly.

Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton Celebrated With Variety’s Intl. Visionary Award at Cannes Event - variety.com - France - Germany - city Hugo
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17.05.2024

Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton Celebrated With Variety’s Intl. Visionary Award at Cannes Event

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Reflecting the breadth of Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton‘s vast network and friendships, an impressive roster of film industry players flocked to celebrate him as he received Variety‘s International Visionary Award at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. Attendees included CAA’s co-chairman and CEO Bryan Lourd, who said a few words about Capton on stage, as well as AGC Studios’ Stuart Ford, SPC’s Tom Bernard, Netflix’s Larry Tanz and Pauline Dauvin, and Mediawan executives including Elisabeth d’Arvieu and Justine Planchon.

Paul Dano, Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Sturridge Team Up in Olivier Assayas’ ‘The Wizard of the Kremlin’ for Gaumont (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Russia - county Wilson - Indiana - county Love
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17.05.2024

Paul Dano, Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Sturridge Team Up in Olivier Assayas’ ‘The Wizard of the Kremlin’ for Gaumont (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Paul Dano, Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Zach Galifianakis and Tom Sturridge team up in Olivier Assayas’ political thriller “The Wizard of the Kremlin”, based on Giuliano da Empoli’s bestseller by the same name. Produced by Olivier Delbosc’s banner Curiosa Films and Gaumont – who last partnered on Cannes prizewinning “The Taste of Things” — “The Wizard of the Kremlin” is one of the hottest packages launching at the Cannes Film Market where Alexis Cassanet, Gaumont’s EVP international sales and distribution, is kicking off pre-sales.

France’s Les Films du Losange Acquires Raymond Depardon’s Banner Palmeraie et Desert (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France
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15.05.2024

France’s Les Films du Losange Acquires Raymond Depardon’s Banner Palmeraie et Desert (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent France’s Les Films du Losange, the iconic distribution company owned by producer Charles Gillibert (“Annette”), has acquired Palmeraie et Desert,” the production company founded by celebrated filmmaker Raymond Depardon. Les Films du Losange, which was bought by Gillibert from longtime manager Margaret Menegoz in 2021, has been dedicated to preserving and promoting cinematic heritage since its inception.

The Bureau Sales Boards ‘Whispering in the Woods,’ by Cesar-winning Director of ‘The Velvet Queen’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - county Woods
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14.05.2024

The Bureau Sales Boards ‘Whispering in the Woods,’ by Cesar-winning Director of ‘The Velvet Queen’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent The Bureau Sales has teamed with French production banner Paprika and filmmaker Vincent Munier on “Whispering in the Woods,” a documentary that will be teased to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. “Whispering in the Woods” marks Munier’s follow-up to “The Velvet Queen” (co-directed by Marie Amiguet), a critically acclaimed documentary that competed for a Golden Eye Award at the Cannes Film Festival and won a Cesar prize in 2022. The doc is currently filming across different locations, from the Vosges mountains to Tibet, and is expected to be delivered by next spring.

‘Asterix, The Kingdom of Nubia’ Hits Cannes Market With ‘The Count of Monte-Cristo’ Writers; SND Boarding Sales (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France
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14.05.2024

‘Asterix, The Kingdom of Nubia’ Hits Cannes Market With ‘The Count of Monte-Cristo’ Writers; SND Boarding Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent “Asterix,” the popular French comics franchise, is set for a new animated journey. Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere, whose latest film “The Count of Monte-Cristo” is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, have penned “Asterix, the Kingdom of Nubia.” SND, the commercial arm of French network M6, has boarded the film and will kick off international sales at the Cannes Film Market, where they will present a sizzle reel to buyers.

Buzzy Cannes Competition Title ‘The Substance,’ Starring Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore, Sells to France’s Metropolitan (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Ireland - India - Austria - Germany - Turkey - city Moore
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13.05.2024

Buzzy Cannes Competition Title ‘The Substance,’ Starring Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore, Sells to France’s Metropolitan (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent “The Substance,” Coralie Fargeat’s buzzy horror movie starring Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore, has sold to one of France’s biggest distributors, Metropolitan FilmExport, ahead of its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The Match Factory is handling international sales on the female-powered movie, and MUBI just acquired the rights in North America, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Latin America and Benelux, where they will release the film theatrically this year. MUBI has also acquired the movie for Turkey and India.

Omar Sy to Star in Netflix Romantic Comedy ‘French Lover’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Paris - Los Angeles
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13.05.2024

Omar Sy to Star in Netflix Romantic Comedy ‘French Lover’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Omar Sy, the charismatic French actor of heist show “Lupin,” is set to star in “French Lover,” Netflix‘s romantic comedy that will mark the directorial debut of Nina Rives. Sy, who is currently attending the Cannes Film Festival and sits on Greta Gerwig’s competition jury, will star opposite Sara Giraudeau (“Bernadette”), Pascale Arbillot (“Lost Bullet”) and Alban Ivanov (“C’est la vie”). Hugo Gélin, who previously directed “Love at Second Sight” and “Two Is a Family,” a pair of heartwarming comedies which thrived at the French box office, is serving as artistic producer on the film.

Studiocanal Unveils First Image of Matt Dillon, Anamaria Vartolomei as Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider in Jessica Palud’s Cannes Movie (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Paris
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10.05.2024

Studiocanal Unveils First Image of Matt Dillon, Anamaria Vartolomei as Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider in Jessica Palud’s Cannes Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Studiocanal has unveiled an exclusive first-look still of Matt Dillon and Anamaria Vartolomei (“Happening”) starring as Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in Jessica Palud’s movie “Maria,” which is slated to bow at the Cannes Film Festival. Palud’s film sheds light on the tragic life of Maria Schneider, who starred opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Tango in Paris” at the age of 19 and never recovered from the shoot. The film depicts how Schneider was imposed an un-simulated rape scene on the set of “The Last Tango in Paris” by Bertolucci and Brando.

Be For Films Boards Spanish Director Mar Coll’s ‘Mothers Don’t’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - Sweden
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10.05.2024

Be For Films Boards Spanish Director Mar Coll’s ‘Mothers Don’t’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Be For Films has acquired international sales rights to “Mothers Don’t” (“Las madres no”) directed by celebrated Spanish filmmaker Mar Coll. The film marks her third directorial outing following “Three Days with the Family“ and “We All Want What’s Best for Her.” The movie tells the story of María, a young writer who has just become a mother, and becomes obsessed by the highly publicized case of a woman who drowned her 10-month old twins in the bathtub.

Kinology Boards Mathieu Kassovitz’s Epic Hybrid Live Action-CGI ‘The Big War,’ Co-Written by ‘Edward Scissorhands’ Screenwriter (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France
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10.05.2024

Kinology Boards Mathieu Kassovitz’s Epic Hybrid Live Action-CGI ‘The Big War,’ Co-Written by ‘Edward Scissorhands’ Screenwriter (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Kinology (“Dracula, a Love Story”) has boarded international sales to “The Big War,” an epic €30-million live action-CGI characters hybrid movie which will mark the directorial comeback of “La Haine” filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz. The ambitious feature is adapted from “La Bête Est Morte,” an iconic two-part graphic novel illustrated by Edmond Calvo during War World 2 in Nazi-Occupied France and published after the country was liberated.

Cate Blanchett Joins Zellner Brothers’ Alien Invasion Comedy ‘Alpha Gang’; CAA Media Finance, MK2 Films to Launch Package at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA
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08.05.2024

Cate Blanchett Joins Zellner Brothers’ Alien Invasion Comedy ‘Alpha Gang’; CAA Media Finance, MK2 Films to Launch Package at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett is set to star as the leader of the “Alpha Gang,” an alien invasion comedy by “Sasquatch Sunset” filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner. The hot package will be launched at Cannes by MK2 Films (“Anatomy of a Fall”) handling international sales and CAA Media Finance handling North American distribution rights. “Alpha Gang” is set to start filming in the Fall.

‘Playground’ Director Laura Wandel Sets ‘In Adam’s Interest’ With ‘Anatomy of a Fall,’ Dardenne Brothers Producers, Indie Sales (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Belgium
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08.05.2024

‘Playground’ Director Laura Wandel Sets ‘In Adam’s Interest’ With ‘Anatomy of a Fall,’ Dardenne Brothers Producers, Indie Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Indie Sales is re-teaming with rising Belgian filmmaker Laura Wandel on her sophomore feature “In Adam’s Interest,” having previously sold around the world her critically acclaimed feature debut “Playground” which premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard. “In Adam’s Interest” also reunites Wandel with producer Stéphane Lhoest at Belgium’s Dragons Films, and is produced by Delphine Tomson at Les Films du Fleuve, the Dardenne’ brothers banner. Co-producers are Jan de Clercq at Lunanime, who will release the film in Benelux under his distribution company Lumière; and Marie-Ange Luciani‘s Les Films de Pierre, the Oscar-nominated outfit behind “Anatomy of a Fall.” Memento will release “In Adam’s Interest” in French theaters.

Cannes Film Festival Adds Short ‘Moi Aussi’ Directed by France’s #MeToo Figure Judith Godreche - variety.com - France
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07.05.2024

Cannes Film Festival Adds Short ‘Moi Aussi’ Directed by France’s #MeToo Figure Judith Godreche

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent A week before its kick-off, the Cannes Film Festival has made a last-minute addition with “Moi Aussi,” a short film directed by Judith Godreche. The actor-turned-filmmaker made headlines in recent months for spearheading France’s new MeToo reckoning with her revelations that she had been preyed upon and groomed as a minor by directors Benoît Jacquot and Jacques Doillon. Both directors have denied her allegations of sexual assault.

Cannes Film Festival Responds to Looming Workers Strike: We ‘Need to Come Together Around the Bargaining Table’ - variety.com - France
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07.05.2024

Cannes Film Festival Responds to Looming Workers Strike: We ‘Need to Come Together Around the Bargaining Table’

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent One day after the “Sous les écrans la dèche” collective, made up of freelance festival workers, issued a call for a strike during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, organizers have issued a joint statement where they encouraged all parties to “come together around the bargaining table.” The statement, signed by the Cannes Film Festival as well as parallel sections Directors’ Fortnight, Critics’ Week and ACID, said they acknowledge the “difficulties faced by some of their staff” due to a reform of the “French unemployment insurance scheme,” and that they “hope that solutions will be found.” The organization is protesting against a looming labor reform that will see their unemployment indemnities slashed by more than half. The org brings together hundreds of workers at festivals, from projectionists to drivers and caterers, who are threatening to strike during Cannes which could potentially cause major disruptions.

Willem Dafoe, Sandra Huller Co-Star in Kent Jones’ ‘Late Flame,’ Reteaming ‘May December’s Samy Burch, Killer Films; Package to Launch at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - New York - USA - county Kent - city Sandra
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06.05.2024

Willem Dafoe, Sandra Huller Co-Star in Kent Jones’ ‘Late Flame,’ Reteaming ‘May December’s Samy Burch, Killer Films; Package to Launch at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Sandra Hüller, the Oscar-nominated actor of “Anatomy of a Fall,” and four-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”) are set to co-star in Kent Jones’ “Late Fame,” reteaming “May December” co-screenwriter Samy Burch and producer Killer Films. One of the hottest packages set for a Cannes Launch, “Late Fame” has been boarded by MK2 Films which is hot off an Oscar win for “Anatomy of a Fall” and will represent worldwide sales outside of North America.

Nora Arnezeder, Maria Bello to Star in Female-Powered Thriller ‘Hell in Paradise’ From ‘Street Flow’ Helmer Leila Sy, EuropaCorp (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Maldives
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06.05.2024

Nora Arnezeder, Maria Bello to Star in Female-Powered Thriller ‘Hell in Paradise’ From ‘Street Flow’ Helmer Leila Sy, EuropaCorp (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Nora Arnezeder (“The Famous Five”) and Maria Bello (“A History of Violence”) are set to co-star in “Hell in Paradise,” a female-powered thriller inspired by a true story and produced by EuropaCorp’s Virginie Silla (“Dogman”). Penned by Karine Silla (“A Butterfly Kiss”), “Hell in Paradise” revolves around Nina, a young French girl who leaves her native Marseille and accepts her first job as a receptionist at a luxurious hotel resort on a magnificent island of the Maldives, hoping for a better life.

Indie Sales Boards Japanese Director Momoko Seto’s Epic Ecological Tale ‘Dandelion’s Odyssey’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Iceland - Japan - Berlin - county New Haven
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03.05.2024

Indie Sales Boards Japanese Director Momoko Seto’s Epic Ecological Tale ‘Dandelion’s Odyssey’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Indie Sales has acquired Japanese director Momoko Seto’s “Dandelion’s Odyssey,” an ecological fable animated by Guionne Leroy (“Toy Story”) and scored by Nicolas Becker (“Sound of Metal”) and Quentin Sirjacq. Shot from Japan to Iceland, “Dandelion’s Odyssey” is an adventure set in a dystopian world and is reminiscent of “Microcosmos,” with plants and animals as the main characters. The feature boasts a mix of timelapse photography, as well as live-action shooting and 3D animation.

Meryl Streep to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival on Opening Night (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA - Canada
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02.05.2024

Meryl Streep to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival on Opening Night (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Meryl Streep will receive the honorary Palme d’Or on the opening night of the 77th edition of Cannes Film Festival, Variety has learned. Luring the Oscar winner is yet another feat for this Cannes edition, which will bring together a flurry Hollywood legends. Notably, George Lucas will receive the honorary Palme d’Or during the closing ceremony; Francis Ford Coppola’s “Megalopolis” and Paul Schrader’s “Oh, Canada” are playing in competition; and George Miller‘s “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and Kevin Costner’s Western epic “Horizon, an American Saga” are playing out of competition.

‘Civil War’ Actor Wagner Moura to Star in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s ’70s-Set Political Thriller ‘The Secret Agent’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Brazil - county Person
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01.05.2024

‘Civil War’ Actor Wagner Moura to Star in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s ’70s-Set Political Thriller ‘The Secret Agent’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Brazilian auteur Kleber Mendonça Filho (“Bacurau”) is set to direct “The Secret Agent,” a gripping political thriller headlined by “Civil War” star Wagner Moura. The film is set in the late 1970s during the final years of Brazil’s military dictatorship.

Mediawan Acquires Leading German Production-Distribution Group Leonine (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Italy - Germany
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28.04.2024

Mediawan Acquires Leading German Production-Distribution Group Leonine (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent European powerhouse Mediawan has acquired Leonine, a leading production and distribution group active in German-speaking markets. With the acquisition of Leonine, Mediawan will boast a portfolio of 85 labels, a catalogue spanning 30,000 hours of premium content and revenues exceeding €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion). Mediawan‘s worth is now believed to be in the $2-billion range.

Charades Boards Cannes’ Critics Week Migrant Drama ‘Blue Sun Palace,’ Unveils Clip (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - New York - China - USA - county Lee - Taiwan
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25.04.2024

Charades Boards Cannes’ Critics Week Migrant Drama ‘Blue Sun Palace,’ Unveils Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent French sales powerhouse Charades has boarded Constance Tsang’s migrant drama “Blue Sun Palace” which is set to world premiere at Cannes’ Critics’ Week. WME Independent is representing domestic rights for the movie in North America.

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Nears French Distribution Deal With Indie Banner Le Pacte - variety.com - France - county Storey
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23.04.2024

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Nears French Distribution Deal With Indie Banner Le Pacte

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent In the run-up to its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola‘s 135-minute epic “Megalopolis” is on track to sell to a French distributor, Le Pacte. The indie company, presided over by veteran French distributor Jean Labadie, is currently negotiating a deal. It seems like an odd match for such a pricey movie considering Le Pacte’s fairly modest size.

Keanu Reeves in Talks to Star in Ruben Östlund’s Airplane Disaster Movie ‘The Entertainment System Is Down’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Sweden - county Harris - county Reeves - city Dickinson, county Harris
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20.04.2024

Keanu Reeves in Talks to Star in Ruben Östlund’s Airplane Disaster Movie ‘The Entertainment System Is Down’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Keanu Reeves is in talks to star in two-time Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund’s highly anticipated next feature “The Entertainment System Is Down,” Variety has learned. While the exact plot of the movie remains under wraps, Östlund has teased it several times as a social satire set on a long-haul flight on which the entertainment system isn’t working, sparking chaos and rages among passengers.

Paris Olympics Organizers Hope Summer Games Will Showcase France’s Modernity, From Gender-Balanced Events to Sustainability Initiatives - variety.com - France - Paris
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18.04.2024

Paris Olympics Organizers Hope Summer Games Will Showcase France’s Modernity, From Gender-Balanced Events to Sustainability Initiatives

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent It was in the land that took “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” as its motto that women were first allowed to participate in the Olympic Games, in 1900. This summer, the French capital will come full circle as it hosts the first-ever gender-balanced Olympics. From politicians to business titans to cultural leaders, the most powerful forces in Paris are aligning to make the three weeks of the Games a showcase for the modernity of France.

With France on Highest Alert, Olympics Organizers Plan Opening Ceremony Along Seine Under Unprecedented Security Protocol - variety.com - France - Ukraine
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17.04.2024

With France on Highest Alert, Olympics Organizers Plan Opening Ceremony Along Seine Under Unprecedented Security Protocol

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent With France on its highest level of security alert amid geopolitical turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East, organizers behind the Paris Olympics are still going ahead with ambitious plans to host the opening ceremony along the Seine river on July 26. Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, said on Monday in an interview with French outlets BFM TV and RMC that the opening ceremony could relocate to an indoor location “depending on our analysis of the context.” “We have fallback scenarios.

CAA Taps Alex McGuire to Oversee Sports Media Representation in U.K. and Europe; Signs TV Host Laura Woods (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - London
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17.04.2024

CAA Taps Alex McGuire to Oversee Sports Media Representation in U.K. and Europe; Signs TV Host Laura Woods (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent In a big move to plant their flag internationally, leading Hollywood talent agency CAA has appointed Alex McGuire to oversee the firm’s sports media representation efforts throughout the U.K. and Europe.

France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron to Be Subject of Biopic Series From Gaumont - variety.com - France - Paris
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16.04.2024

France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron to Be Subject of Biopic Series From Gaumont

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron, will be the subject of a biopic series produced by French mini-major Gaumont. The six-part show is being penned by Bénédicte Charles and Olivier Pouponneau, who previously teamed on the thriller series “J’ai menti.” Titled “Brigitte, une femme libre” (“Brigitte, a free woman”), the series will chart the life of French President Emmanuel Macron‘s wife. Gaumont is keeping the plot of the show under wraps and will be announcing the cast in the next few weeks.

Canneseries Festival to Remain Standalone Event in Spring Without MipTV; Canal+ to Return as Sponsor - variety.com - France
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15.04.2024

Canneseries Festival to Remain Standalone Event in Spring Without MipTV; Canal+ to Return as Sponsor

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent While MipTV is relocating to London with a revamped format, Canneseries Festival is sticking to its guns and will remain as a standalone event in the spring on the Croisette. Benoit Louvet, the managing director of Canneseries, told Variety in an exclusive interview that the festival will return in 2025 on April 22-27 with its major partners, the city of Cannes, the region PACA and the Vivendi-owned pay TV group Canal+.

Cannes Chief Thierry Fremaux Addresses Francis Ford Coppola’s Pending Distribution Deal for ‘Megalopolis’: ‘We Love Improvisation’ - variety.com - France - county Storey
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11.04.2024

Cannes Chief Thierry Fremaux Addresses Francis Ford Coppola’s Pending Distribution Deal for ‘Megalopolis’: ‘We Love Improvisation’

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Following the press conference unveiling the Cannes lineup, festival director Thierry Fremaux addressed a few hot topics, including Francis Ford Coppola’s 135-minute epic “Megalopolis,” which doesn’t yet have a distribution deal. While “Megalopolis,” Coppola’s self-produced $120 million opus starring Adam Driver, has been selected to compete at the Cannes Film Festival, it doesn’t have a distribution deal in France.

Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2024 Lineup (Updating Live) - variety.com - France - Paris - USA
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11.04.2024

Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2024 Lineup (Updating Live)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent In what looks to be another robust year in the making, the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will bring together several iconic filmmakers, including Francis Ford Coppola with “Megalopolis” starring Adam Driver, George Miller with “Furiosa” starring Anya Taylor-Joy, as well as George Lucas who will be feted with an honorary Palme d’Or. Kevin Costner will also be on hand with the first installment of his Western epic “Horizon, an American Saga.” Hollywood may have a lighter presence due to a combination of factors – including last year’s actors and writers strikes, which created production delays, as well as a tough economy — but this year’s festival will see no shortage of glamor and stars on the red carpet.

George Lucas to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival - variety.com - Indiana - county Lucas
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09.04.2024

George Lucas to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent George Lucas, the iconic filmmaker behind the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” franchises, will receive the Honorary Palme d’Or on May 25 during the Closing ceremony of the 77th Cannes Film Festival. “The Festival de Cannes has always held a special place in my heart,” said Lucas in a statement.

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