Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Buyers Pick Up Party Girl

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Buyers Pick Up Party Girl

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Un Certain Regard titles revolves around 60-year-old nightclub hostess who decides to get married and settle down.

Fact and fiction hybrid feature Party Girl, which opened Cannes Un Certain Regard, has gone down well with buyers at the Marché.

Paris-based Pyramide Films International has sold the film to Italy (Bim), Benelux (A-Film), Spain (Karma Films), Switzerland (First Hand Films), Greece (Rosebud), Israel (Orlando), Canada (Axia Films) and Taiwan (Swallow Wings). Deals are also pending in Mexico and Denmark.

Pyramide Films Distribution will release the film in France on September 3.

Party Girl is the debut feature of Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, who met at France's prestigious Fémis film school.

It is loosely inspired by the life of Theis's mother, Angelique, and builds on Burger's 2008 short Forbach, following the actor as he returns to his home city of Lorraine. …

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