Flach Pyramide International (FPI) is once again at a film market selling sex. After the hugely controversial Romance, FPI is at the AFM handling Catherine Breillat's next picture, Fat Girl, an explosive examination of female sexuality set on the slopes of Mount Etna.

The picture, which examines the troubled relationship of two teenage sisters, is set to go before the cameras at the end of March. Breillat this week finally cast two little known child actresses for the lead roles.

Produced by Flach Films, Fat Girl has already been sold for French release to Rezo Films, Agora for Switzerland and Elisa for Belgium.

Also new on FPI's AFM slate is De Mieux En Mieux, a drama by Claude Mourieras whose last picture Dis-Moi Que Je Reve appeared in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 1998. The film, which tells the tale of a man who returns to his family after years of unexplained absence, marks the return to the big screen of Michel Piccoli and has a stunning female cast comprising Miou-Miou, Sandrine Kiberlain and Dreamlife Of Angels star Natacha Regnier. The film will be delivered in time for Cannes.

FPI is also poised to handle sales on another Flach title in preparation La Faute A Voltaire (which translates as Voltaire's Fault). The picture, a story of illegal immigrants in France, is written and set to be directed by Abdel Kechiche with a cast that already includes Roschdy Zem, Elodie Bouchez and Bruno Lochet.

FPI head Eric Lagesse has high hopes for La Noce, a love story which he reckons marks the return to form of Russian director Pavel Lounguine (Taxi Blues). Other new FPI titles include:

  • Vengo, by Franco-Andalusian director Tony Gatlif
  • Sauve Moi, by Christian Vincent with Roschdy Zem and Rona Hartner
  • Faites Pas Comme Moi, directed by former Cannes Directors Fortnight selector Olivier Jahan
  • Les Autres Filles, by Catherine Vignal.