Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Pathé Cow Comedy Attracts Herds

Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Pathé Cow Comedy Attracts Herds

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Pathé International is hoping to capitalise internationally on growing domestic buzz for French cross-cultural comedy One Man And His Cow (La Vache) after it swept the awards at the Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival in January.

Fatsah Bouyahmed won best actor for his performance as an Algerian farmer who crosses France on foot with his prize cow Jacqueline to fulfill a life-long dream of attending the Paris Agricultural Show.

The film - produced by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun of Quad Films (the team behind global hit Untouchable) alongside popular actor Jamel Debbouze - also clinched the Grand Prix and the audience award.

The film has already pre-sold to Germany and Austria (Alamode), Belgium (Alternative Film) and Switzerland (Pathé) and Pathé International sales chief Muriel Sauzay says there is a potential for the film to travel even wider.

"It's a really positive, feel-good film about a guy who follows his dreams," she comments. …

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