France TV Distribution will be participating at Berlin European Film Market 2020 (EFM) with five new eclectic and emotion films that vary from a love triangle to a star-studded comedy and documentaries featuring glorious landscapes.
FILMS IN POST-PRODUCTION
"Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown": This new movie directed by Audrey Dana and produced by Curiosa Films focuses on the issue of men of all generations facing with personal crises.Seven men, all city-dwellers aged between 17 and 70, with nothing in common apart from the fact that they are all on the verge of a nervous breakdown, meet up at a lonely station for an unusual course in the wild that is supposed to get them back on their feet. Each step in this boot camp, designed by an eccentric and feisty female coach played by Marina Hands ("French Women", "Change of Plans", "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), aims to reveal them to themselves. The task seems to be a tough one, especially as nothing goes as planned between these men.
"Dreamchild" (working title): Directed by Raphaël Jacoulot and produced by TS Productions, this tense feature starring Jalil Lespert (François), Louise Bourgoin (Patricia) and Mélanie Doutey (Noémie) paints the picture of a man in a fraught love triangle who feels a powerful need to have children.
Set in the superb forests of the Vosges region of France. François and Noémie are a fragile couple struggling with becoming parents. After years of failed fertility assistance, they give up on having a baby of their own and turn to adoption. But then François meets Patricia, new to the neighborhood. They begin a passionate affair. Soon after, Patricia gets pregnant.
"Lisa Redler" (working title): This thriller directed by Nicole Garcia and produced by Les Films Pelléas stars Stacy Martin (Lisa), Pierre Niney (Simon) and Benoît Magimel (Léo). Lisa loves Simon and believes his drug dealing is only temporary. When a customer dies of an overdose, Simon runs, leaving Lisa behind with a broken heart. Years later, Lisa is married to Léo, a successful businessman. They are on vacation in the Indian Ocean, as fate would have it, in the same resort where Simon works.
"Between Two Worlds": Adapted from Florence Aubenas’s bestseller Le Quai de Ouistreham, published by Editions de l'Olivier, and produced by Curiosa Films, Emmanuelle Carrère has crafted a deeply moving drama perfectly personified by Juliette Binoche.
Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, decides to write a book on job insecurity by experiencing this reality first-hand. She gets work as a cleaning lady and discovers a life where each euro matters, finding herself invisible in society. However, as she lives out this ordeal, she forges genuine bonds with some of her companions in misfortune.
"My Father’s Stories": This feature film based on the Sorj Chalandon bestseller Profession du Père, published by Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, is produced by Curiosa Films. Featuring Benoît Poelvoorde, Audrey Dana and the young Jules Lefebvre, the drama focuses on a 60s society where paternal authority reigns supreme, even when a father loses his grip.
In the frame of Berlin European Film Market, France TV Distribution will show two films "Wolf Walk" and "Chambord - Then, Now and Forever". The first title is a documentary feature produced by MC4 plunges into the heart of a remarkable two-year investigation led by Jean-Michel Bertrand, who studied the complex, unpredictable behavior of young wolves. A universal message is contained in this story of a man’s passionate love affair with nature. The doc will be showing at CinemaxX 8 on Friday February 21 at 9.20 am.
"Chambord - Then, Now and Forever" is a strongly immersive portrait of this Renaissance jewel. Laurent Charbonnier looks back over 500 years of history and nature in a breathtaking location. A documentary production narrated by Cécile de France and produced by MC4. The title will be show at the Simon-Bolivar-Saal theater on Friday February 21 at 5 pm.