Magazine article Screen International

Gaumont Takes on When Animals Dream

Magazine article Screen International

Gaumont Takes on When Animals Dream

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EXCLUSIVE: French sales company to unveil teaser and first images of coming-of-age-horror tale.

Gaumont has picked up sales on Danish filmmaker Jonas Arnby's When Animals Dream about a young girl who is hunted down by the inhabitants of her remote fishing village when it emerges she is a werewolf.

"Think Let The Right One In and Carrie," says Gaumont sales chief Cécile Gaget. Dubbed a coming-of-age horror film, When Animals Dream is commercials and shorts director Arnby's feature-length debut.

Newcomer Sonia Suhl stars as the tragic protagonist Marie, who wreaks a bloody revenge on her persecutors, with support from Lars Mikkelsen and Sonja Richter as her parents and Jakob Oftebro as her love interest.

Gaumont will unveil a teaser and photos for the production which started shooting in the remote Danish region of North Jutland in early September. The picture is due for delivery in time for Cannes next year.

The company is handling all territories excluding Scandinavia, which is in the hands of Nordisk.

Copenhagen-based Alphaville Pictures produced the [euro]4m picture with the support of the Danish Film Institute and in association with Paris-based film financier Back Up Films.

In addition to launching When Animals Dream at AFM, Gaumont will also world premiere Alpine-set family film Belle and Sebastian and seafaring adventure Turning Tide, starring François Cluzet. …

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