Wild Bunch continues its reign in Cannes

– In the line-up emerge 15 titles in the various Cannes selections, including five in competition signed Claire Denis, Cristian Mungiu, Arnaud Desplechin, Ali Abbasi and the Dardenne

Stars at Noon by Claire Denis

This sometimes irritates the competition, but it also commands respect: Wild Bunch International is unquestionably the most exceptional seller of world auteur cinema and the Film Market (from May 17 to 25) of the 75th Cannes film festival will offer yet another demonstration. Indeed the line-up of the team led by Vincent Maraval and led by Eva Diederix lines up an impressive total of 15 feature films which will make their world premieres in the various selections on the Croisette.

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Among them shine five contenders for the Palme d’or 2022: the title in English Stars at Noon from the French Claire Dennis, Brother and sister [+lire aussi :
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of his compatriot Arnaud Desplechin, Tori and Lokita Belgians Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, NMR from Romanian Christian Mungiu and holy spider [+lire aussi :
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Danish of Iranian origin Ali Abbasi.

For the record, since its creation, Wild Bunch has always had (except in 2005) at least one film in the race for the Palme d’Or: seven in 2006, six in 2013, five in 2015, 2016, 2019 and therefore this year, four in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2021, three in 2000, 2011 and 2012, two in 2004 and 2010, and one in 2007.

In the line-up also stands out the opening film of the festival, Cut! [+lire aussi :
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Oscar winner Michel Hazanaviciuswhich will be presented out of competition just like the innocent of Louis Garrel. And in Official Selection, Wild Bunch International also sells Our brothers of Rachid Bouchareb which will be unveiled in the Cannes Première section, Smoking makes you cough whimsical Quentin Dupieux and rebel explosive Belgian duo Adil El ArbiBillal Fallah which will be screened in Midnight sessions, the documentaries Feminist response of Marie Perennes and Simon Depardon and Hello of Melanie “Diam’s”, Houda Benyamina and Anne Cisse who will benefit from the special screenings, and the Ukrainian feature film Butterfly Vision of Maksim Nakonechnyi which will have its world premiere at Un Certain Regard.

To this very impressive contingent are added Our ceremonies of the young Frenchman Simon Rieth who will participate in the competition Critics’ Week and The Five Devils of his compatriot Lea Mysius which will be presented at the Directors’ Fortnight (and of which Mubi has just acquired the rights for North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America and Turkey).

Among the new titles for which Wild Bunch will start pre-sales at the Marché du Film stand out The Old Oak from English Ken Loach (whose filming will begin next Thursday) and Jeanne du Barry from the French Maiwenn (shooting this summer) with the filmmaker herself in the cast (in the role of a woman born in 1743, the illegitimate daughter of a poor seamstress and who will experience a spectacular rise at the Court of the King of France Louis XV, whose will become the last mistress), Johnny Depp (in the role of the sovereign), Louis Garrel, Pierre-Richard and Noemie Lvovsky. All without forgetting The shattered moon (The Plow) of Philippe Garrel (in production – news).

All without forgetting in post-production, among others (Wild Bunch International also selling the titles of Film Tray), Other people’s children (other People’s Children) of Rebecca Zlotowski, Saint Omer ofAlice Diop (article), Dog of the breakage (Junkyard Dog) of Jean-Baptiste Durand (article), Rascals of Jimmy Laporal-Treasury (article), Houria of Mounia Meddour (news), The young Imam (Mercy) of Kim Chapiron, The little band (The Little Gang) of Pierre Salvadori (news), A broken heart (Loving Memories) of Guillaume Office (article), Crackling under the neon lights (Blazing Neon) of FGKO (article), Nightmare of Kjersti Helen Rasmussen, Heroic of david zonanaor Mainstream of Gia Coppola.

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Wild Bunch continues its reign in Cannes