Magazine article Screen International

The Match Factory Boards Les Arcs Works in Progress Winner 'Girl' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

The Match Factory Boards Les Arcs Works in Progress Winner 'Girl' (Exclusive)

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Company also scores early French deal with Diaphana.

Germany-based sales agent The Match Factory has added Lukas Dhont’s upcoming directing debut Girl to its European Film Market (EFM) slate.

‘Girl’

The company has also closed its first sale on the title with French distribution outfit Diaphana.

Girl was a work in progress winner at last year’s Les Arcs European Film Festival as well as the CONNeXT event at Film Fest Gent. It is expected to be completed by summer 2018.

Director Dhont’s shorts L’Infini and Corps Perdu won prizes at Film Fest Gent in 2014 and 2012 respectively. His feature debut tells the story of a 15-year-old girl, born in a boy’s body, who dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed. …

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