The French sales agent will bet on Yasmine Trinca Marcel!Miko Melilahti The story of the lumberjack Annie Erno and David Erno Preut Super 8 years
Marcel! by Yasmine Trinca
It looks like the Marché du Film for the 75th Cannes Film Festival (May 17-25) will be crowded for French international sales agent Totem Films, who will negotiate on behalf of three titles in a row that will feature in the official selection, critics’ week and directors’ week.
headed by Berenice Vincent And Laurie BarlianiTeam Totem will notably pin their hopes on Marcel!It is the first feature film directed by an Italian actress Jasmine Trinca (Member of this year’s Cannes jury – read our news) which is set to be revealed in a special presentation of the official selection. stars cast Alba RohrwacherAnd Mayan Conti And Giovanna Raleighwhile the story – written by the director with Francesca Magnieri The film revolves around three characters: a young girl suffering from insomnia, an artist mother, and a dog named Marcel. The little girl loves her mother with all her heart, but the latter loves Marcel more than anything else. Will an unexpected event help interrupt these circles of love? Production from Cinemaundici comes into the league with Totem Atelier (announcing the company’s first co-production) and RAI Cinema.
In the meantime, Critics Week will see the totem bet The story of the lumberjackIt is the first feature film directed by a Finnish screenwriter Miku Melillahti (a project that won the Critics’ Week Next Step Award in 2019 and was selected to participate in the Cinéfondation workshop at the Cannes Film Festival that same year – read our news), Aamu Film co-produced with Dutch company Keplerfilm, Danish Beofilm and German Achtung Panda !.
Another attraction in the Totem lineup is Annie Erno And David Erno Preutdocumentary Super 8 yearsslated to be unveiled at Directors’ Week, narrated by the famous French novelist (whose works were Happen or occur [+see also:
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film profile] recently adapted for the big screen) with reference to its past: “When I watched the eight super movies we shot between 1972 and 1981, I realized that they were not only part of our family archive, but also a testament to the amusement, lifestyles, and aspirations of a particular social class in the decade.” The next is 1968. I wanted to combine these silent images into a story where private life, social issues and history intersect, in order to convey the taste and color of those years.” Production was entrusted to Les Films Pelléas together with Arte France (La Lucarne).
For Marché du Film, this event will see Totem continue the presale of five feature films currently in post-production: the Franco-Moroccan Action. Parmi Nos (mother) by Sofia Alaoui (article – commodity), dead girls dance from Germany Anna Roller (Kalekone production where a road trip through Italy involving three high school girls takes an unexpected turn), Saturn Bowling by French director Patricia Mazowi (article – commodity), Explosions in the heart from Norway yi li (See our video interview) and A letter from Helga from Iceland Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir (She was critically acclaimed in Toronto 2017 for her first movie swan [+see also:
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(translated from French)