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Indie Sales prepares for the future

CINEUROPA May 12th, 2017  |  by Fabien Lemercier

Sales will kick off at Cannes for When Margaux Meets Margaux, two attractive market premieres and a very full range of titles currently in post-production

11 very different titles feature in the line-up of French international sales company Indie Sales for the Film Market of the 70th Cannes Film Festival (being held from 17 to 28 May). The team led by Nicolas Eschbach (with the support of Clémentine Hugot) will notably kick off sales on the Croisette for When Margaux Meets Margaux) by Sophie Fillières (see article – currently in post-production – starring Sandrine KiberlainAgathe Bonitzer and Melvil Poupaud).

Two titles will premiere at the market in screenings reserved for buyers, in particular French film Let The Girls Play (Comme des garçons) by Julien Hallard (see article), the plot of which revolves around the birth in 1969, at the initiative of a sports journalist, of the first female football team in France.

The second market premiere on the cards is Salyut- 7 by Kim Shipenko, the release of which next October will be the biggest of the year in Russia. The film is based on events that took place in 1985 when the Salyut- 7 space station stopped responding to messages sent from Earth and a team was sent on what turned into the most complicated technical mission in the history of space navigation. 

Indie Sales will also be continuing with pre-sales for a number of films currently in post-production, such as French-Lebanese co-production The Insult by Ziad Doueiri (see article), animated film Another Day of Life by Raúl de La Fuente (co-produced by Poland, Spain, the Benelux countries, Germany and Hungary; with a plot that plunges us into Angola in 1975 to follow great Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski). Then there’s The Price of Success (Le prix du succès) by Teddy Lussi-Modeste (see article – starring Tahar RahimRoschdy Zem and Maïwenn), and One Step Behind the Seraphim by Romanian director Daniel Sandu (see article). Also worth mentioning in the line-up of finished films is Corporate [+], the debut feature by Nicolas Silhol which is currently doing very well in French theatres with €1.4 million in receipts in four weeks.

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