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Indie Sales takes Bridges of Sarajevo

EXCLUSIVE: World sales company also offers new titles by Jean-Pierre Améris, Xavier Picard, Quentin Dupieux.

Indie Sales has picked up the international rights for the Cannes Special Screenings title The Bridges Of Sarajevo.

The omnibus feature which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War comprises 13 short films of eight minutes each, directed by Aida Begic, Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, and Teresa Villaverde.

Jean-Michel Frodon is the artistic director of the project produced by Fabienne Servan Schreiber for Cinétévé and Mirsad Purivatra for Sarajevo’s Obala Art Center, and co-produced by Bande à part films, Mir Cinematografica, Unafilm, Ukbar filmes and France 2 Cinéma, Orange Studio, RAI Cinema, RTS Radio Télévision Suisseand the First World War Centenary Mission.

“We are thrilled to renew our fruitful collaboration with Orange Studio and come on board this ambitious and meaningful pan-European project,” says Nicolas Eschbach who co-founded Indie Sales along with Eric Névé in 2013.

The Bridges Of Sarajevo showcases some of the most talented and innovative voices working in European cinema today while providing valuable insights on a century of European history and identity since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the first world war. The film beautifully bears witness and provides insight into our collective journey as Europeans since this key moment in our history.”

Besides the omnibus, Indie’s Cannes line-up includes Jean-Pierre Améris’s Marie’s Story: From Darkness To Light, and projects in production such as Xavier Picard’s animated feature Moomins On The Riviera, and Quentin Dupieux’s Reality.

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