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Le Pacte has high hopes for Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle at the Efm - Berlinale 2020 – Efm

The French sales agent will be unveiling a promo-reel for Arthur Harari’s film at Berlin as well as kicking off pre-sales for Tokyo Shaking. While the international sales division of Paris-based company Le Pacte (managed by Jean Labadie) will most assuredly be striking some lucrative deals at the European Film Market at the 70th Berlinale (20 February-1 March) thanks to the two market screenings for Jean-Paul Salomé’s Mama Weed (toplined by Isabelle Huppert), the team headed up by Camille Neel will also be looking to the future, particularly with the exciting Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle by France’s Arthur Harari. Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle, which is currently in post-production and is the second feature by the filmmaker, following the acclaimed Dark Inclusion,...
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‘Divorce Club,’ ‘Mama Weed,’ ‘Under the Stars of Paris’ Among Highlights at UniFrance Rendez-Vous

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‘Divorce Club,’ ‘Mama Weed,’ ‘Under the Stars of Paris’ Among Highlights at UniFrance Rendez-Vous
A mix of comedies such as Isabelle Huppert starrer “Mama Weed” and Michaël Youn’s “Divorce Club,” and director-driven titles like Claus Drexel’s “Under the Stars of Paris” were among the most buzzed-about market premieres of the UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. The five-day showcase kicked off Jan. 17 with the world premiere of Martin Provost’s “How to Be a Good Wife” with Juliette Binoche, and wrapped Monday.

“Divorce Club” stars Arnaud Ducret and François-Xavier Demaison as a pair of 40-something divorcees who set up a dedicated membership club. Represented in international markets by Snd, the film just won the top prize at the Alpe d’Huez Comedy Film Festival.

Jean-Paul Salomé’s “Mama Weed” (pictured) stars Oscar-nominated actress Huppert as a French-Arabic translator working for the anti-drug squad in Paris. Le Pacte has now sold the film in major territories. “Mama Weed” was also presented at the Alpe d’Huez festival.
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New Films With Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Omar Sy Unspool at UniFrance Rendez-Vous

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New Films With Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Omar Sy Unspool at UniFrance Rendez-Vous
Showcasing the wide scope and many nuances of French comedies, Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius’s “The Lost Prince,” “Mama Weed” with Isabelle Huppert (pictured), “The Lion” with Dany Boon, and “Welcome to the Jungle” with Catherine Deneuve are having their market premieres at the 22nd edition of the UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris, which runs Jan. 16-20.

Sold by Studiocanal, “The Lost Prince” is fantasy-filled family comedy headlined by Omar Sy (“Intouchables), François Damiens (“Heartbreaker”) and Bérénice Bejo (“The Artist”).

Mama Weed” directed by Jean-Paul Salomé, is a crime comedy starring Huppert, the Oscar-nominated actress, as a French-Arabic translator working for the anti-drug squad in Paris. Le Pacte is handling international sales.

The Lion” is an action comedy about Romain (Philippe Katerine), a psychologist who is fascinated by his patient, Leo Milan (Boon), who claims to be a highly-trained international spy.

Helmed by Hugo Benamozig and David Caviglioli,
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #26. La Daronne – Jean-Paul Salomé

La Daronne

Director Jean-Paul Salomé’s international reputation should expand significantly with his eighth feature, La Daronne aka Mama Weed, adapted from a celebrated novel by Hannelore Cayre and starring the inimitable Isabelle Huppert. The crime comedy, produced by Jean-Baptiste Dupont and Kristina Larsen is scored by Bruno Calais (Oscar nominated for 2004’s The Chorus) and features a noted supporting cast, including Hippolyte Girardot, Liliane Rovere, Iris Bry (a recent Cesar nominee for The Guardians), Jade Nadja Nguyen, Youssef Sahraoui, Kamel Guenfoud and Farida Ouchani.…
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