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PRODUCTION / FUNDING France

Golda Maria to be showcased at the Berlinale

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- A GoGoGo Films and Agat Films production sold by mk2 Films, Patrick and Hugo Sobelman’s documentary will enjoy its world premiere in the Berlinale Special line-up

Golda Maria to be showcased at the Berlinale
Producer-director Patrick Sobelman

The first feature film directed by seasoned French producer Patrick Sobelman, but also by his son Hugo Sobelman, the documentary Golda Maria [+see also:
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interview: Patrick Sobelman and Hugo S…
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will be showcased to fantastic effect, given that it’s set to be unveiled in the Berlinale Special section of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival (running 20 February – 1 March).

Back in 1994, Patrick Sobelman (who has produced somewhere in the region of one hundred feature films, recently including Blind Spot [+see also:
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and Whatever Happened To My Revolution [+see also:
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, not to mention The Summer House [+see also:
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interview: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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) recorded his grandmother’s life story. Over two decades later, with his son Hugo, they have given form to Golda’s story in a loving portrait which not only unveils family secrets but is also the testimony of a brave and impetuous woman. A woman who survived deportation, as revealed in the Berlinale’s Special Screenings press release.

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Produced by Carine Ruszniewski on behalf of GoGoGo Films and by Muriel Meynard on behalf of Agat Films, Golda Maria was granted an advance on earnings (upon the film’s completion) by the CNC and enjoys the support of the French Shoah foundation (La Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah). French cinema distribution will be entrusted to Ad Vitam, with sales in the hands of mk2 Films.

Founded in June 2018, Gogogo Films can already lay claim to Raphaël Pfeiffer’s documentary L’Oeil du tigre [+see also:
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. Meanwhile, Parisian group Agat Films & Ex Nihilo’s post-production line-up includes the likes of Un triomphe by Emmanuel Courcol (read our article), Le Baiser de Mésopotamie by Hiner Saleem and Michel Leclerc’s documentary Pingouin et Goéland et leurs 300 petits [+see also:
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, with Robert Guédiguian’s Twist à Bamako and Mathieu Gerault’s Sentinelle Sud now in pre-production.

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(Translated from French)

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