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Paris-based sales Memento Films International (Mfi) has announced a slew of sales on Joachim Trier’sLouder Than Bombs as the film starts shooting in New York.
Norwegian director Trier’s English-language debut stars Gabriel Byrne as a man coming to terms with death of his war photographer wife, played by Isabelle Huppert, alongside Jesse Eisenberg as one of his sons.
It has pre-sold to Israel (Lev Cinema), Greece (Seven Group), Turkey (Bir Films), Ex-Yugoslavia (Megacom), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Taiwan (Maison Motion), India (Pictureworks) and the Middle East (Falcon Films).
The film is a Norwegian-French-Danish co-production between Oslo-based Motlys, Memento Films Production and Copenhagen-based Nimbus Film. As previously announced, Svensk Filmindustri holds Norwegian and Danish rights. TriAart will handle theatrical in Sweden.
Other titles on Mfi’s Tiff slate include Xavier Giannoli’s upcoming Marguerite, starring [link=nm »
Exclusive: Paris-based sales agent to launch new film loosely inspired by “world’s worst soprano”, Florence Foster Jenkins.
Memento Films International will launch French Xavier Giannoli’s upcoming Marguerite, starring Catherine Frot as an aspiring opera singer with a terrible voice, at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14).
The French-language, period drama - set against the backdrop of 1920s Paris - revolves around Marguerite Dumont, a wealthy chatelaine devoted to music, who loves to sing to her guests.
None of her friends or hangers-on dare tell Marguerite she has a dreadful voice and when a journalist mischievously gives one of her private recitals a rave review she decides to give her first public concert.
Ignoring her husband’s protests, she enlists the help of a former diva and starts training for the big night.
The tale is loosely inspired by American Florence Foster Jenkins, a real opera singer known as the “diva of din” who was »
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