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International Sales Agent of the Day: Pyramide

International Sales Agent of the Day: Pyramide

Pyramide International is part of Pyramide group which is a French distribution company (Pyramide Distribution) and a French production company (Pyramide Productions) as well as an international sales agent. The company was founded in 1989. As a world sales agent, Pyramide International (former FPI) has deliberately focused on the “film d’auteur”, and promotes international sales of young directors like Sandrine Veysset (WILL IT SNOW FOR XMAS ?), Diego Lerman (TAN DE REPENTE), Wang Xiao-Shuai (BEIJING BICYCLE), Eleonore Faucher (BRODEUSES) and more recently Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen (JELLYFISH – Camera d’Or Cannes 2007) and Lucia Puenzo (XXY – Grand Prize of Critics’ Week Cannes 2007). Of course it continues with representation of the many directors and their producers who have trusted the company throughout its own development.

The President Eric Lagesse, Head of Sales Yoann Ubermulhin, Sales Executive, Lucer Garzon, for Benelux, Switzerland, Spain and Latin America, and Paul Richer Head of Festivals, Markets and Talents present their EFM Lineup:

In Official Selection at the Berlinale’s/ FORUM, a South African film by Khalo Matabane, STATE OF VIOLENCE. In the vein of Tsotsi; the film is a great testimony against the violence, especially as it exists in the lower class townships.

In the Market:
ANGELE & TONY by Alix Delaporte
One of the big buzz at last Venice film festival. A simple, sincere and so moving film…It just started amazingly in France with a USD 800,000 box office for the first week, a 94% audience satisfaction rate, 40 more prints (to reach 120) for the 2nd week, and excellent press reviews…

JIMMY RIVIERE by Teddy Lussi-Modeste
A talented new director, gypsies community insider, giving a fresh and powerful look at his people…Cannes’s website Cinando gives the full movie to view by film buyers.

Upcoming projects (some of which are tipped for Cannes itself):
– The new film by Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return – Venice 2003, Golden Lion; The Banishment – Cannes 2007, Official Competition, Best Actor), ELENA.

– The new film by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Le Grand Voyage – Venice 2004, Golden Lion Best First Film), DES HOMMES LIBRES (Free Men), starring Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Michael Londsdale (Of Gods And Men).

– The new film by Bruno Dumont (Hadewijch – San Sebastian 2009, Competition; Flanders – Cannes 2006, Jury Grand Prize, THE EMPIRE (L’Empire)

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75008 Paris – France

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