Rezo Films has taken on world sales on three films in official selection this Cannes including Russian veteran Pavel Lungin’s Tsar.
The Un Certain Regard title is set during the reign of Ivan the Terrible as the megalomaniacal leader finds himself pitted against a former acolyte. The $20m drama, shot by Clint Eastwood’s DP, Tom Stern, will be released by Rezo in France early next year.
In the Fortnight, Rezo has buzz title I Killed My Mother. Xavier Dolan, a 19-year-old first-timer, wrote, directed and stars in the film about the difficult relationship between a teenager and his mother. Rezo is also handling Keren Yedaya’s Jaffa, an out-of-competition selection. A sort of Romeo and Juliet featuring a couple of young Palestinian and Israeli lovers, the film will be released by Rezo in June in France.
New titles in the market include If One Holds On, Others Will Follow from Lea Fehner which is currently in post-production. Rezo’s Stephane Brize title Mademoiselle Chambon, starring Vincent Lindon, will be ready for the fall festival season.