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CANNES 2021 Marché du Film

A line-up full of love for Be For Films

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- The Brussels-based international sales agency is bringing Anaïs in Love and a beautiful Belgian line-up to the 74th Cannes Film Festival

A line-up full of love for Be For Films
Anaïs in Love by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet

The Brussels-based company Be For Films (a branch of Playtime), its CEO Pamela Leu and her team composed of Alix de Montblanc and Lisa De Rooster are entering with confidence this 7th Cannes Marché du Film, where they will be selling among other titles Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet’s Anaïs in Love [+see also:
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, which will be shown in a Special Screening to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Cannes’ Critics' Week. Starring in this film about modern love and chance encounters are Anaïs Demoustier, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Denis Podalydès. Produced by Les Films Pelléas and Année Zéro, the film will be distributed by Haut et Court in France on 15 September.

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We stay on the topic of love with Eve Deboise (Lost Paradise [+see also:
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) and her Little Lesson of Love, which Be For Films is presenting at the Marché (6-15 July) and at the Pré-Cannes Screenings (21-25 June). Produced by French company Blue Monday Productions and Swiss company P.S. Productions, the film centres on the unexpected encounter between Julie (Laetitia Dosch) and Mathieu (Pierre Deladonchamps), opposites in almost every way, who will nevertheless become inseparable. 

Also shown at the Pré-Cannes Screenings is Nous tous, a Belgian documentary from Pierre Pirard, produced by Belgian company Almolu. The film recalls Tomorrow [+see also:
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in its approach but, instead of the environment, focuses on society, and tells the stories of audacious citizens who are reinventing the family, education, social relations, culture, work, etc. 

Be For Films will also present at the Marché the first images from À plein temps [+see also:
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by Eric Gravel (Crash Test Aglaé [+see also:
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), starring another unmissable French actress, Laure Calamy (winner of the Best Actress César award last March). This film too centres on a woman called Julie, a single mother who struggles to reconcile her family life and her work in a Parisian palace, maintaining a precarious balance which will be disturbed by a transport strike. Produced by Novoprod, the film will also be distributed in France by Haut et Court (read the news).

Based in Bruxelles, Be For Films logically enough presents a beautiful line-up of Belgian films, including Madly in Life [+see also:
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, the feature debut from Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni, which is winning a growing list of awards at festivals and will be released in Belgium and France in the autumn; The Last Temptation of the Belgians which marks the return of Belgian cinema’s troublemaker Jan Bucquoy (Camping Cosmos, La Vie Sexuelle des Belges); but also films that have just completed filming, such as Habib, the anticipated film from Benoît Mariage (Scouting for Zebras [+see also:
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), and the new film from Hans Herbots, Ritual (read the news) whose previous film The Treatment [+see also:
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was also sold by Be For Films.

Also in the Be For Films line-up are three French films. Sentinelle Sud, the feature debut from Mathieu Gerault (read the news), about the difficult return to France of a soldier who survived a deadly ambush in Afghanistan. Another French film in the line-up, and which just completed filming, is Le Prix du passage, the new film from Thierry Binisti (news), centred on a young mother fighting for her independence and whose idea of the world is thrown into question when she meets a young illegal immigrant trying to gather the money he need to pay for his crossing to England. Concluding the line-up is The World After Us [+see also:
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by Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas, discovered at the latest Berlinale.

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(Translated from French)

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