Cologne-based sales company Media Luna Entertainment has picked up international distribution for Marc Meyer's ironic comedy Family Rules (Wir Sagen Du! Schatz) and is lining up another three market premieres for Cannes.
Meyer's feature debut, starring Samuel Finzi, Nina Kronjaeger, and Anna Maria Muehe, was the closing film at last year's FilmFestival Cottbus, in competition at the Sofia International Film Festival in March, and won the Audience Jury's EuropaCinema Award for best German film at Viareggio's 25th edition of the EuropaCinema Festival last month. The film was distributed theatrically in Germany by Zorro Film.
In addition, Media Luna's Ida Martins has unveiled three other market premieres for the Marche du Film:
Dominique de Rivaz's Life For Sale (Luftbusiness) about three young dropouts auctioning themselves on the internet with nightmarish consequences, starring French-Icelandic actor Tomas Lemarquis, Dominique Jann and Joel Basman, one of European Film Promotion's Shooting Stars at this year's Berlinale.
Veteran Portuguese director Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos's latest feature Call Girl about the plot to seduce a local politician with a high-class call girl to extract permission to build a luxury resort on protected land, with Soraia Chaves, Ivo Canelas and Nicolau Breyner.
Lola Randl's feature debut Days In Between (Die Besucherin) about a woman beginning a second, parallel life when she looks after an apartment for her sister. The Coin Film production had its world premiere in the Berlinale's Perspektiven Deutsches Kino sidebar in February.
Martins will also be organising market screenings of UK writer-director-producer Tim Biddescombe's thriller Night Dragon and Jacob Berger's drama That Day (1 Journee) which had its world premiere on Locarno's Piazza Grande last August.