Cannes 2014: Out of Competition
The films Out of Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
Grace Of Monaco (US-Fr)
Dir Olivier Dahan
Nicole Kidman will bring star power to the red carpet on opening night, supporting her role as Grace Kelly in Dahan’s biopic, which screens out of competition. The film had been originally slated for a late 2013 launch by The Weinstein Company in the US, but was held back for a summer launch after opening Cannes this year. Tim Roth plays Prince Rainier III. Producers include French stalwart (and former EuropaCorp co-founder) Pierre-Ange Le Pogam of Stone Angels. Dahan, who makes his first appearance in Cannes, landed Marion Cotillard an Oscar with his last biopic, La Vie En Rose. Gaumont will release in France.
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Coming Home (Ch)
Dir Zhang Yimou
A romantic drama set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, the film marks Zhang’s 12th collaboration with Gong Li, who starred in his previous Cannes Competition titles Shanghai Triad, Ju Dou and To Live (which won the grand jury prize in 1994). Le Vision Pictures will distribute Coming Home in China; Bill Kong’s Edko Films is handling Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia/Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Sony Pictures Classics has all rights in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.
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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (US)
Dir Dean DeBlois
This 3D CGI animation is the sequel to 2010 hit How To Train Your Dragon, which grossed $495m at the global box office. Set five years after the first film, it continues the story of Hiccup and dragon Toothless as they find themselves in a battle to maintain peace. It follows a string of DreamWorks Animation features that have debuted at Cannes including Shrek, Shrek 2, Kung Fu Panda and last year’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
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In The Name Of My Daughter (Fr)
Dir André Téchiné
The 71-year-old French director has been in the running for the Palme d’Or six times and while the big prize has eluded him, he won best director award in 1985 for erotic drama Rendez-Vous. In The Name Of My Daughter (L’Homme Que L’On Aimait Trop) stars Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve and Adele Haenel in a drama inspired by the story of Agnes Le Roux, the heiress to a Riviera casino empire who disappeared in 1977. The case still makes headlines today. Cohen Media Group has US rights.
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