Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Truffle Finds Comedy 'Dateless', Action-Adventure 'The Gaelic King'

Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Truffle Finds Comedy 'Dateless', Action-Adventure 'The Gaelic King'

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Fledgling UK sales outfit Truffle Pictures comes to its first AFM with a slate including John Jencks' The Hippopotamus, UK comedy Dateless and action-adventure The Gaelic King.

Truffle is spearheaded by former Metrodome executive Caroline Couret-Delègue and former The Little Film Company executive Elie Mechoulam.

John Jencks' completed comedy The Hippopotamus, based on Stephen Fry's novel and taken on from Metrodome's former sales slate, stars Roger Allam, Matthew Modine and Fiona Shaw in the story of a disgraced poet seeking redemption at a friend's country estate.

Debut writer-director Josef Baar's comedy, Dateless, adapted from from Tibor Fischer's novel The Collector Collector, follows a lonely heart art authenticator who finds love with an ancient bowl. …

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