Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: German Firms Line Up Market Premieres

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: German Firms Line Up Market Premieres

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The Doménica Films production, which had its world premiere during the BAFICI festival in Buenos Aires last month, centres on a young lawyer who believes he has finally found his ideal woman until she disappears without a trace - and with his life savings

The Berlin-based sales agent has also added three new LGBT titles to its line-up.

The films are Israeli filmmaker Michal Vinik's coming of age lesbian love story Barash, actor-director Gerald McCullouch's Daddy, based on Dan Via's acclaimed play of the same name, and Micaela Rueda's UIO: Take Me For A Ride.

M-appeal will also be continuing sales in Cannes for such films as veteran German director Rosa von Praunheim's latest feature Tough Love (Härte) which premiered at the Berlinale's Panorama in February.

Last week, the film's lead actor Hanno Kofler received a German Film Award nomination for his performance inspired by the life of the former world karate champion Andreas Marquardt.

Raspberry & Cream

M-appeal's label Raspberry & Cream has picked up two new titles ahead of the Cannes market:

The first title is Dennis Cooper's German-French co-production Like Cattle Toward Glow, described as ä contemplation of sexual desire and its emotional consequences, while the second one is Shu Lea Cheang's futuristic drama Fluid, produced by Berlin-based Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion who has been behind films by Bruce LaBruce. …

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