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Francois Ozon’s The New Girlfriend picks up sales

EXCLUSIVE: Latest film from Francois Ozon [pictured] stars Romain Duris and Raphael Personnaz.

Paris-based film company Films Distribution has racked up sales on François Ozon’s upcoming film The New Girlfriend starring Romain Duris and Raphael Personnaz.

It has sold to Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Spain (Golem), Portugal (Leopardo Filmes), Sweden (Folkets Bio), CIS (A-one Films), Israel (Lev Cinema), Brazil (Imovision), Hong Kong (Sundream) and Japan (Kino Films).

Based on a short story by Ruth Rendell, the film stars Anais Demoustier as a young woman who falls into a deep depression after her best friend dies. She finds the strength to re-embrace life after her she discovers an unexpected secret about her friend’s husband.

The picture, which is in post-production, is produced by Eric and Nicolas Altmayer of Paris-based Mandarin Cinema.

Films Distribution is promo-reeling The New Girlfriend in the Marché. Other hot titles on its slate include Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood which opened Directors’ Fortnight and Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard-screener Bird People.

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