Magazine article Screen International

Les Films Du Losange Signs Marian Crisan's Rocker

Magazine article Screen International

Les Films Du Losange Signs Marian Crisan's Rocker

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EXCLUSIVE: Father and son drama set against backdrop of contemporary Romania to premiere at San Sebastian.

Paris-based Les Films du Losange has taken on international sales and French distribution of Romanian Marian Crisan's Rocker [pictured]ahead of its premiere in San Sebastian's New Directors sidebar.

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Rocker

"I'm very happy to be working with this young, talented director again," commented head of international sales Agathe Valentin who also handled Crisan's debut feature Morgen.

Crisan won the Palme d'Or for his short film Megatron in 2008. Morgen premiered in competition at Locarno where it won the Special Jury Prize before touring numerous festivals.

Rocker is set in contemporary Romania and revolves around the relationship between a 40-year-old rocker and his drug-addicted son.

This year, San Sebastian's New Directors, which was previously part of the festival's Zabaltegui section, is being re-launched as a separate competitive section aimed at first and second-time directors.

Crisan will compete for the neo Kutxa-Nuevos Directors Award of $118,000 alongside 16 other directors including Scotland's Scott Graham and Danish Katrina Wiedeman. …

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