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Venice Days 2018 line-up showcases female directors

SCREENDAILY, July 24, 2018 / Louise TUTT

Six of the 12 features in Venice Days are directed by women for the first time in the event’s 15-year history.

They include Real Love (C’est Ca L’Amour), the second feature from French filmmaker Claire Burger, who co-directed Party Girl, which won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2014. Real Love is a semi-autobiographical drama starring Belgian actor and director Bouli Lanners as Mario, a man left to bring up his two turbulent teenager daughters on his own after his wife walks out on the family. Indie Sales has international rights.


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Cannes’ Animation Title ‘Another Day of Life’ Sails to Foreign Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

VARIETY, June 11, 2018 / Elsa Keslassy 


Indie Sales
 has scored key deals on its critically acclaimed animated feature “Another Day of Life,” rolling off its world premiere as a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Paris-based sales company, which is hosting a gala screening of “Another Day of Life” today June 12 at the Annecy Animation Festival, has sold the film to France (Gebeka Films), U.K. (Atlitude Films), Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Scandinavia & Baltic States (Edge Entertainment), Portugal (Midas Filmes) and China (Jushi Films).

“‘Another Day of Life’ is a unique, beautifully-crafted film and a great European co-production. We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Indie Sales after the enormous success of ‘My Life as a Zucchini,” said Marc Bonny, head of acquisitions at France’s Gebeka Films.


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Cannes : Watch the Trailer for Cannes Out of Competition Player ‘Another Day of Life’ ( EXCLUSIVE)

Sales agent Indie Sales has just dropped a new trailer for “Another Day of Life,” added last Thursday to this year’s Cannes’ Official Selection where it plays out of competition.

Directed by Polish animator Damian Nenow and Spain’s Raúl de la Fuente, a documentary filmmaker, and a narration of the harrowing experiences in the 1975 Angola Civil War which drove Polish war correspondent Ryszard Kapuściński to write the book which forged his reputation, “Another Day of Life” can be portrayed many ways. Excerpts on YouTube capture the power of individual scenes, and their haunting mix of 1975 animated chronicle and live action contemporary interview 40 years later featuring the characters in scenes: an effect which gives a sense of heightened reality to the 1975 chronicle.


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Cannes: Buzzy Animated Film ‘Another Day of Life’ Gets Special Screening

VARIETY April 19, 2018 | John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

The Cannes Film Festival has confirmed that “Another Day of Life,” one of the most-awaited of European animation films, will receive a special screening at this year’s edition. News of the movie’s inclusion follows the announcement of a batch of other late additions to Cannes’ official selection Thursday, including Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built” and Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.”

“Another Way of Life” chronicles the graphic, harrowing and near-hallucinatory experiences during the 1975 Angolan civil war that drove Polish war correspondent Ryszard Kapuściński to write the book that forged his literary reputation. The animation-live action hybrid film wowed attendees at an industry gathering last month at Bordeaux’s Cartoon Movie event, where 15 minutes of footage was shown at a sneak-peek screening. Attendees were impressed with the mix of animation, live-action cutaways, archive footage and contemporary interviews.


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Indie Sales Acquires Gabriele Muccino’s ‘A Casa Tutti Bene’ (EXCLUSIVE)

VARIETY Febuary 06th, 2018 | Elsa Keslassy

Indie Sales has come on board Gabriele Muccino’s “A Casa Tutti Bene,” the director’s comeback to Italian cinema. Muccino is rolling off a flurry of English-language films, including “The Pursuit of Happiness” and “Seven Pounds” with Will Smith.

“A Casa Tutti Bene” (“There is No Place Like Home”) showcases an ensemble cast of high-profile Italian stars, notably Pierfrancesco Favino (“Suburra”), Stefano Accorsi (“The Young Pope”), Claudia Gerini (Suburra”) and Stefania Sandrelli (“Last Kiss”).

Written by Muccino and Paolo Costella (“Perfect Strangers”), “A Casa Tutti Bene” revolves around a family which gathers to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of their two elderly parents, Pietro and Alba, on the small island of Ischia in Italy. A violent storm hits the island, forcing the entire family to live under the same roof for two days and two nights, leading them to rehash old, unresolved conflicts and share doubts about the future.

“This movie is about everything: life, our existences, about how difficult it is to live with anyone, from your partner to your children and finally your parents,” said Muccino. “This is a story that describes – and here I quote one of the teenagers in the film – how hard it is to be fair. That is what all the characters strive for, but it’s hardest thing to achieve in life,” added the director.

Nicolas Eschbach, Indie Sales’s boss, said “A Casa Tutti Bene” “brings us back to popular Italian classics.” “It’s also got Muccino’s warm and colorful touch; a topnotch cast; and a universal story that can appeal audiences well beyond Italy,” said Eschbach, whose sales banner will host a market premiere of the movie at Berlin Film Festival’s EFM.

“A Casa Tutti Bene” is produced by Lotus Production, a Leone Film Group company, and 3Marys Entertainment S.r.l. with Rai Cinema.

The film is expected to be one of year’s biggest releases in Italy. 01Distribution will release it on 500 screens in Italy on Valentine Day, Feb. 14.

Muccino’s most acclaimed Italian film is “The Last Kiss” which won the audience prize at Sundance in 2002.

Over the last few years, Indie Sales has successfully handled several prestige Italian films, including Stefano Sollima’s “Suburra” and Matteo Rovere’s “Romulus and Remus, The First King.”

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