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4 items from 2014

Eurimages backs new Vinterberg, Porumboiu

21 October 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A total of 17 co-productions received a share of $5.8m

The Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund is to plough €4.54m ($5.8m) into 16 feature films and one documentary project.

Among the projects selected at the meeting, held from Oct 13-16 in Strasbourg, was Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune (Kollektivet).

The upcoming film from the Danish director of Oscar-nominated The Hunt was recently shopped at Toronto by TrustNordisk

The story, scriped by Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt, A Hijacking), focuses on the clash between personal desires versus the solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the mid 1970s.

Cast has yet to be announced and shooting is expected to start later this year,

Eurimages will also support the new film from Corneliu Porumboiu, director of When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism.

His latest project, The Treasure (Comoara), began shooting on 15 October and follows two men as they face a series of misadventures in their quest to find a treasure »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Oz distribs collar Mlk biopic, genocide docu

24 September 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

A Martin Luther King biopic, a French drama about the world.s worst soprano and the follow-up to Joshua Oppenheimer.s documentary on the Indonesian genocide are heading to Australian cinemas next year.

These were among the titles pre-bought by distributors at the Toronto International Film Festival. From the Oz viewpoint it was a .solid, not spectacular market," according to Transmission Films co-founder Andrew Mackie, whose acquisition reps were in Toronto.

.As usual there was a lot more on offer for the Us market, with many key titles that were already spoken for here in Australia still open for the Us,. Mackie said.

In light of the contraction of the independent/specialty market in Australia and worldwide, Mackie said he is taking a cautious approach to the smaller art house titles that are struggling to find a foothold theatrically and don't have much ancillary value.

Transmission pre-bought Xavier Giannoli's Marguerite, »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Mfi announces Louder Than Bombs deals

6 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Joachim Trier’s English language debut, co-starring Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, is currently shooting in New York.

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 »

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Memento heads to Toronto with Marguerite

27 August 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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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