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BERLINALE 2022 EFM

Eight films in post-production to travel with Totem Films to the EFM

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- Promising talent abounds in the French sales agent’s line-up, which notably includes first feature films by Mikko Myllylahti, Sofia Alaoui, Jasmine Trinca and Anna Roller

Eight films in post-production to travel with Totem Films to the EFM
Director Mikko Myllylahti (© Semaine de la Critique)

Now a firmly established name on the international sales agent scene - a status further ratified by the Cannes Grand Prize bagged by Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment N°6 [+see also:
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interview: Juho Kuosmanen
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 - Parisian firm Totem Films looks set to continue its advance at the European Film Market (unfolding online from 10 to 17 February, as part of the 72nd Berlinale) armed with a film slate of 14 titles, of which eight are works in post-production.

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The team led by Bérénice Vincent and Laure Parleani will notably be kicking off pre-sales on four new films, all in post-production. The first work to land in their showcase (of which they will screen the first few images) is The Woodcutter Story [+see also:
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interview: Mykko Myllylahti
film profile
]
, which is the first feature film offered up by Finnish screenwriter Mikko Myllylahti (a project which won Critics’ Week’s Next Step Prize in 2019 and was selected for Cannes’ Cinéfondation Workshop that same year – read our news) and is an Aamu Film Company production involving Dutch firm Keplerfilm, Denmark’s Beofilm and Germany’s Achtung Panda!.

Another debut feature film in the line-up, coming courtesy of an actress this time round - Italian talent Jasmine Trinca - is Marcel! [+see also:
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interview: Jasmine Trinca
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whose cast includes Alba Rohrwacher, Maayane Conti and Giovanna Ralli, and which tells a tale based around a mother-daughter relationship. This movie is produced by Cinema Undici in co-production with RAI Cinema and Totem Atelier.

Totem will also officially launch pre-sales on two other first feature films: French-Moroccan production Oum by Sofia Alaoui (article) and Dead Girls Dancing by Germany’s Anna Roller (read our interview at Karlovy Vary, on the occasion of the European Film Promotion’s Future Frames programme), which is produced by Kalekone Film and which sees three high-school students embark upon an Italian road trip which takes an unexpected turn…

Four other titles steal focus on the agent’s post-production film slate: Bowling Saturn [+see also:
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interview: Patricia Mazuy
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]
by French director Patricia Mazuy (article), Explosions In The Heart by Norway’s Yenni Lee (watch our video interview), Ordinary Failures by Romanian-Hungarian director Cristina Grosan and Tiger by Romania’s Andrei Tanase (news).

Joining these offerings are two additional films which have just been unveiled in Goteborg and which are set to be screened at the online EFM - Maya Nilo (Laura) by Sweden’s Lovisa Sirén and Miss Viborg [+see also:
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interview: Marianne Blicher
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by Danish director Marianne Blicher – and, rounding off the Totem Films line-up, a selection of films previously showcased on the festival circuit: Moneyboys [+see also:
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interview: CB Yi
film profile
]
by C.B Yi, Softie [+see also:
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interview: Samuel Theis
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by Samuel Theis, animated film My Sunny Maad [+see also:
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interview: Michaela Pavlátová
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by Michaela Pavlatova and Erasing Frank [+see also:
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interview: Gábor Fabricius
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by Gábor Fabricius.

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(Translated from French)

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