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In the runup to the Berlin Film Festival, FranceTV Distribution, the commercial arm of French public broadcaster France Televisions, is launching an international sales division dedicated to feature-length films.
The new division will kick off with Jean Becker’s “The Red Collar,” a drama based on Jean-Christophe Rufin’s popular novel. The film, which begins shooting in June, will star Francois Cluzet (“Intouchables”) and Nicolas Duvauchelle (“Braquo”). La Belle Company will release the film in France in 2018.
Becker, whose recent directorial credits include “My Afternoons with Margueritte” and “Love Me No More,” is producing “The Red Collar” with Claire Maillard at ICE3. “The Red Collar” has been pre-bought by France 3.
“The presence of FranceTV Distribution on the international film market underscores its expertise in terms of movie promotion and we are proud to start with ‘The Red Collar.’ It’s just the beginning of a new and exciting adventure for FranceTV Distribution, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Exclusive: Vincent Lindon stars as journalist investigating saintly apparition
Paris-based Memento Films International (Mfi) will launch sales on French filmmaker Xavier Giannoli’s upcoming drama The Apparition at the forthcoming edition of Unifrance’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (Jan 12-16).
Vincent Lindon will star as a journalist sent on a mission by the Vatican to investigate reports of a saintly apparition in a small French village. What he discovers shakes his personal beliefs to the core.
The $8.1m (€7.7m) drama is due to shoot early 2017 for a spring 2018 delivery. Olivier Delbosc’s Paris-based Curiosa Films is producing.
In the meantime, Lindon, who won the Cannes Palme d’Or for best actor for his performance in social drama The Measure Of A Man in 2015, will hit the big screen this year in the role of Auguste Rodin in Jacques Doillon’s bio-pic Rodin capturing the life of the legendary French sculptor.
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