Wide House Taking Fémis Doc to Toronto

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Wide House Taking Fémis Doc to Toronto


Other titles on Toronto slate include Billy Pols' bio-doc Zombie [pictured] about cult skateboarder Tim Zom and Johan Grimonprez's upcoming arms trade exposé Shadow Land.

Paris-based documentary specialist Wide House has acquired a trio of new titles ahead of Toronto including Claire Simon's Place Aux Jeunes, a portrait of France's world famous La Fémis film school.

It is the latest documentary from French director Simon, whose Gare du Nord - going behind-the-scenes of Paris's biggest train station - recently competed at Locarno.

Other new acquisitions include Zombie: The Resurrection of Tim Zom by Dutch filmmaker Billy Pols, about a Rotterdam-born skateboarding star with a dark childhood. The documentary, featuring footage of Zom in action, premiered at Rotterdam earlier this year.

Wide, which has a growing arts and culture line, has also acquired Juan Alvarez Neme's Avant about celebrated Argentine dancer Julio Bocca and his work rebuilding Uruguay's National Ballet Company.

The company will also continue sales on Johan Grimonprez's highly-anticipated Shadow Land, an exposé of the international arms trade inspired by South African writer and human rights campaigner Andrew Feinstein's eponymous book, which is due for delivery in early 2015.Sales

Ahead of Toronto, Wide also reported a slew of new sales on its existing slate. …

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