Magazine article Screen International

Berlin Sellers Roundup: FSC Adds Francine; Shoreline Takes Let Go; Media Luna Adds Hemel, before Tomorrow

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin Sellers Roundup: FSC Adds Francine; Shoreline Takes Let Go; Media Luna Adds Hemel, before Tomorrow

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As Berlin's EFM kicks off, a number of sellers have announced additions to their slates.

Andrew Herwitz's Film Sales Company has come on board for Melissa Leo-starrer Francine, on the eve of the film's world premiere in the Forum section at the Berlinale.

The film is directed by Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy, whose The Patron Saints played in Toronto and Rotterdam.

Francine will have its US premiere at SXSW. The story is about a woman who prefers animal companionship to humans.

Herwitz said: "Melissa's performance is breathtaking in this film. She is in every frame and quite extraordinary."

Meanwhile, Shoreline has picked up worldwide rights to comedy Let Go.

Brian Jett's debut feature stars David Denman, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Hart, Simon Helberg and Ed Asner. The story is about a parole officer juggling three eccentric ex-cons. Jett is also seen in stand-up film Laugh At My Pain.

Ruskin said: "The stories of his interactions with all three build to a poignant and hilarious climax. …

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