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BERLINALE 2020 EFM

Le ambizioni di Pyramide International all'EFM

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- Tredici film in line-up tra cui quattro nuovi titoli a venire e, in selezione, il vincitore del Sundance Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness e Semina il vento

Le ambizioni di Pyramide International all'EFM
Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness di Massoud Bakhshi

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Always in a very strong position when it comes to quality arthouse films, French international sales agent Pyramide International (headed up by Eric Lagesse) will have myriad trump cards to negotiate deals for at the European Film Market of the 70th Berlinale (20 February-1 March). Standing out among them are two films selected for the festival programme itself, particularly the captivating Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness [+leggi anche:
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by Iran’s Massoud Bakhshi, a mostly European production that was recently crowned with the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and which will be screened as part of the Berlinale’s Generation programme.

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Pyramide will also be pinning its hopes on a title that will be world-premiered in Panorama: Sow the Wind [+leggi anche:
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by Italy’s Danilo Caputo. The second feature by the filmmaker (who rose to fame at Karlovy Vary in 2014 with Late Season [+leggi anche:
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) was produced by France’s JBA and Trieste-based outfit Okta Film, and co-produced by Rai Cinema, and Greece’s Graal.

At the EFM, Pyramide’s sales team, managed by Agathe Mauruc, will be officially launching pre-sales for four films in post-production: Amira by Egypt’s Mohamed Diab (who opened Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2016 with Clash [+leggi anche:
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), the French production A Story of Love and Desire by Tunisia’s Leyla Bouzid (see the article Audience Award and Europa Cinemas Label in Venice’s Giornate degli Autori in 2015 with As I Open My Eyes [+leggi anche:
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, which was also screened at Toronto), Les Héroïques by France’s Maxime Roy (see the article) and the French-Belgian production A Good Man by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (Heaven Will Wait [+leggi anche:
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, Once in a Lifetime [+leggi anche:
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). Starring Noémie Merlant (Lumières Award for Best Actress in 2020 and nominated for the imminent César Awards in the same category with Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+leggi anche:
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), Soko and Vincent Dedienne, the latter title revolves around Benjamin and Aude, who have been in love for the last seven years and who live on a tiny island in Brittany. Benjamin dreams of starting a family, but then they get some bad news: Aude is infertile. And so Benjamin has an idea. He will be the one who bears their child. Because before he was Benjamin, his name was Sarah… The film is being produced by Willow Films and co-produced by Scope Pictures.

Pyramide Films International will also be pressing on with pre-sales for two other titles currently in post-production: Simple Passion by Danielle Arbid (see the article – toplined by Laetitia Dosch) and the adoption documentary I Have Been Waiting for You by Stéphanie Pillonca.

Lastly, worth noting among the market screenings being organised are those of Perfumes by Grégory Magne (set to be released in France on 25 March, toplined by Emmanuelle Devos), the western Savage State [+leggi anche:
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by David Perrault (first revealed at Rotterdam and set to go on general release in France on 26 February) and Into the World by Marion Lainé (see the article – French release date set for 22 April).

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