Directed by Jorge Michel GRAU (We Are What We Are)
Early morning, in a Government building: all the employees have been called for a special meeting.
While they get settled, a violent earthquake suddenly buries all of them beneath nine storeys of concrete and twisted metal.
Stuck beneath the rubbles of the building, the few survivors – amongst which Martin, the night watchman, and Fernando, a senior government official – are left alone in the dark, clinging on for their lives while desperately waiting for help.
2016 /// Mexico /// Spanish /// Thriller-Drama /// In Post-Production
CAST Demian BICHIR (The Hateful 8, Che, Weeds), Héctor BONILLA
SCREENPLAY Jorge Michel GRAU, Alberto CHIMAL
PRODUCER Mayra ESPINOSA CASTRO
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Daniel BIRMAN RIPSTEIN (The Crime of Father Amaro)
PRODUCTION Velarium Arts – Alameda Films – Alebrije Cine – Zamora Films
Directed by Harry CLEVEN (Duplicity, Why Get Married the Day the Wolrd Ends?)
Devastated with grief after the mysterious disappearance of her magician lover, Louise is sent to a psychiatric asylum. Nine months later, she gives birth to Angel, a baby boy with an incredible gift: he is invisible.
To protect him from the cruelty of the outside world, his mother hides his existence. Angel grows up quite normally until he meets Madeleine, a blind little girl of his age who lives nearby. They quickly fall in love and become inseparable, Madeleine still unaware of Angel’s invisibility. Until one day Madeleine announces something that will turn their lives upside down: she will recover her sight.
2016 /// France / Belgium /// French /// Fantasy-Romance /// In Post-Production
CAST Elina LOWENSOHN (Declaration of War, A Very Long Engagement, Schindler’s List), Fleur GEFFRIER, Hannah BOUDRU, Maya DORY
SCREENPLAY Thomas GUNZIG (The Brand New Testament)
D.O.P. Juliette VAN DORMAEL
PRODUCERS Jaco VAN DORMAEL – Terra Incognita Films / Olivier RAUSIN / Daniel MARQUET
Directed by André TÉCHINÉ (French Riviera, Thieves, Wild Reeds, Strayed)
BERLIN 2016 – Competition
Damien is the pampered teenage son of a soldier and a doctor. He lives with his mother in Army barracks in the south of France while his father is on a military mission in the Central African Republic.
Damien shows a new, defi ant side of himself in high school in order to stave off the bullies who taunt him over his effeminate ways: a friend of his father’s is teaching him to wrestle.
When he meets Tom, the adopted son of local farmers, the hatred between the two boys is immediate and visceral. But when Tom’s mother is forced to go to the hospital, Damien’s mother quite naturally offers to take Tom into their home for a short while. The tension between the two boys becomes more and more palpable…
2016 /// France /// French /// Drama /// 116′
CAST Sandrine KIBERLAIN (9 months stretch, Little Nicholas), Kacey MOTTET KLEIN (Gainsbourg-a heroic life, Sister), Corentin FILA
SCREENPLAY André TÉCHINÉ, Céline Sciamma (Water lilies, Tomboy, Girlhood)
D.O.P. Julien HIRSCH (3 hearts, Bird people, French Riviera)
PRODUCERS Marc MISSONNIER, Olivier DELBOSC – Fidélité Films (Little Nicholas, French Riviera, Asterix and Obelix, French women, On my way)
Co-PRODUCERS Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinema
FRENCH DISTRIBUTOR Wild Bunch Distribution – Release on March 30th 2016
Directed by Rachid BOUCHAREB (London River, Days of Glory)
BERLIN 2016 – Panorama Special
When the police inform her that Elodie, her only daughter, 20, has left to join the Islamic State somewhere between Syria and Iraq, Elisabeth’s life is thrown into turmoil. She is in shock and cannot understand this decision because the war does not concern them.
Elisabeth manages to contact Elodie but finds herself at a loss faced with this young woman whom she no longer recognizes. Alone in her struggle, she decides to set off for Syria to look for her daughter and to convince her to return to Belgium with her.
Will mother and daughter be able to reunite and understand each other?
2016 /// Algeria / France / Belgium /// French / English /// Drama /// 98′
CAST Astrid WHETTNALL (Yves Saint-Laurent, Capital), Pauline BURLET (The Past, La Vie en Rose)
Directed by Cyril DION & Mélanie LAURENT (Respire)
STOCKHOLM 2015 – IMPACT Competition
BEST DOCUMENTARY AT THE FRENCH BOX-OFFICE 2015 WITH UP TO 550.000 ADMISSIONS
BOX OFFICE PHENOMENON IN SWITZERLAND – 38.000 ADMISSIONS – AND IN BELGIUM – 41.000 ADMISSIONS
What if telling a story that gives hope by pointing out solutions was the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that shake our world ?
Following the publication of a study forecasting the possible extinction of mankind by 2100, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent travelled through 10 countries to understand the reasons of this upcoming catastrophe and, most of all, how to prevent it. During their journey, they met the pioneers who reinvent agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. By pulling together these positive, concrete and tested initiatives, they begin to see what could be the world of tomorrow…
2015 /// France /// English / French /// Documentary /// 118′
NARRATED BY Mélanie LAURENT (Inglorious Basterds, Now You See Me, Beginners, Enemy), Cyril DION
WRITTEN BY Cyril DION
PRODUCER Bruno LEVY – Move Movie (Breathe, The Spanish Apartment, Paris, Chinese Puzzle)
FRENCH DISTRIBUTOR Mars Films – Release on December 2nd 2015
Directed by Audrey ESTROUGO (Regarde-moi, Une vie banale)
In order to save the man she loves from jail, Mathilde takes his place by helping his break-out. While she exclusively relies on him to survive in this prison setting, Mathilde has not heard from him since her imprisonment. Isolated, only supported by her son, she is now identifi ed by the inmate number 383205-B. Will Mathilde become a convict like any other one?
2015 /// France /// French /// Drama /// 98′
CAST Sophie MARCEAU, Suzanne CLEMENT (Mommy, Lawrence Anyways), Alice BELAIDI (French Women, Radiostars)
SCREENPLAY Audrey ESTROUGO
D.O.P. Guillaume Schiffmann (The Artist, On my Way, Populaire)
Madeleine, 92 years old, decides to set the date and conditions of her departure. By telling her daughter Diane and her son Pierre, she hopes to prepare them as gently as possible to her coming disappearance. But for her children, it’s a chock, and minds are set ablaze.
Until the end, Madeleine will keep her dignity, wits, and passion for life as a course of conduct, so she can give them all, and in particular Diane, a touching “final lesson”.
2015 /// France /// French /// Drama /// 107′
CAST Sandrine BONNAIRE (A nos Amours, Joan the Maidden, The Light, Intimate Strangers), Marthe VILLALONGA (My Favorite Season, Nous York, Superchondriac)
SCREENPLAY Pascale POUZADOUX, Laurent DE BARTILLAT
PRODUCERS Fidélité Films – Olivier DELBOSC & Marc MISSONNIER
FRENCH DISTRIBUTOR Wild Bunch Distribution – Release on November 4th 2015
Directed by Emmanuelle BERCOT (Backstage, On My Way)
CANNES 2015 – Official Selection – Opening Film
Abandoned by his mother at the age of 6, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence, a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann, a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood.
Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational center, where he meets Tess, a very special young girl who will show him that there are reasons for hope.
2015 /// France /// French /// Drama /// 119′
CAST Catherine DENEUVE, Benoît MAGIMEL (The Piano Teacher, Sky Fighters, Little White Lies), Sara FORESTIER (Games of Love and Chance, The Names of Love, Suzanne), Rod PARADOT
SCREENPLAY Emmanuelle BERCOT, Marcia ROMANO
PRODUCERS François KRAUS & Denis PINEAU-VALENCIENNE – Les Films du Kiosque
Co-PRODUCERS France 2 CINEMA, Wild Bunch
FRENCH DISTRIBUTOR Wild Bunch Distribution – Release on May 13th 2015
A hot summer’s day in the Gaza Strip. Today the electricity is on. Christine’s beauty salon is heaving with female clients: a bride-to-be, a pregnant woman, a bitter divorcée, a devout woman and a pill-popping addict. But their day of leisure is disrupted when gunfi re breaks out across the street. A gangland family has stolen the lioness from Gaza’s only zoo, and Hamas has decided it’s time to settle old scores. Stuck in the salon, with the prospect of death drawing ever nearer, the women start to unravel. How will the day end? Will they lose their lives for the sake of “liberating the lioness”?
Directed by Gurvinder SINGH (Alms for a blind horse)
CANNES 2015 – Official Selection – Un Certain Regard
CHAUTHI KOOT evokes the atmosphere of suspicion, fear and paranoia of the Punjab in 1980s. It considers two loosely connected incidents: two Hindu friends trying to get to Amritsar and, some months earlier, a farmer who is told he has to kill the family dog. One story flows into the other and back – like a relay race one character passing on the baton to another. What binds the two is the condition of the common man trapped between the excesses of the military on one side and the militant movement for a separate Sikh nation on the other.
2015 /// India / France /// Punjabi /// Drama /// 115′