Magazine article Screen International

Bac Signs Saleem, Jalali and Mirica

Magazine article Screen International

Bac Signs Saleem, Jalali and Mirica

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Paris-based Bac Films has picked up world sales on a trio of arthouse films by emerging talents, Hiner Saleem's Money Babe, Babak Jalali's Land and Bogdan Mirica's Dogs.

"These pick-ups continue our working with emerging, new talents who we can drive up with," said Bac general manager Mathieu Robinet.

Saleem's Money Babe is a film noir which kicks offwith an uneasy meeting between a former Kurdish resistance hero, who has made it big as a businessman, and a former comrade in arms.

The film - Saleem's first feature since My Sweet Pepper Land which screened in Un Certain Regard in 2013 - is due to shoot in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey this autumn.

Described as a 'modern western about Indians, Whites, distance, longing, roadwork and abuse', Jalali's Land explores the issue of alcoholism within a Native American community, through the tale of family awaiting the return of the body of their dead G. …

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