EXCLUSIVE: Leading art house sales outfit The Match Factory has revealed details of its packed Cannes slate.
Among the titles the Cologne-based company is presenting on the Croisette are three films in Official Selection.
Alice Rohrwacher ́s second feature, Le Meraviglie is screening in Competition.The film’s cast includes Monica Bellucci.
Rohrwacher, whose Corpo Celeste screened in the Directors’ Fortnight in 2011, worked on the new feature with her regular producer, Carlo Cresto-Dina (Tempesta) in co-production with Switzerland (Amka Films Productions) and Germany (Pola Pandora).
The Match Factory is also handling Snow in Paradise, the first feature film by renowned UK editor, Andrew Hulme. The film is screening in Un Certain Regard.
The film is based on the true story of Martin Askew who grew up in a crime-riddled east end of London in a culture of violence.
The sales outfit is also representing Cannes regular Kornél Mundruczó’s White God, which will play in Un Certain Regard.
The director’s sixth feature sees the Hungarian auteur working again with his long-time producers Viktória Petrányi and Eszter Gyárfás of Proton Cinema. The film is a co-production among Hungary (Proton Cinema, Filmpartners), Germany (Pola Pandora) and Sweden (Chimney Pot).
Meanwhile, The Match Factory GmbH, in the guise of co-producer, is a partner on Jauja by Lisandro Alonso at Un Certain Regard. Alonso is the director of Liverpool, Fantasma and Freedom among other films.
Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings) plays the main role. Mexican sales company Mantarraya is handling international rights.
Alongside its titles in official selection, The Match Factory is well represented at the Cannes market.
Its market screenings in Cannes include Zero Motivation by first-time director Talya Lavie. The film premiered in April in Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature and the Nora Ephron Prize.