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Cannes: Italy’s Valerio De Paolis on His Four Palme Streak

17 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran Italian distributor Valerio De Paolis first came to Cannes in 1971 and slept on Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s yacht. At that time, he was working with John Heyman, the legendary British producer, talent agent and film financier who had Joseph Losey’s “The Go-Between” at the fest. There was much celebration when that pic won the Grand Prix. De Paolis subsequently founded Italy’s Bim Distribuzione, known for releasing Palmes, Lions and Bears. He maintains this knack with his new company, called Cinema, which bowed by purchasing Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi” before it won the top prize at Berlin earlier this year.

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