EXCLUSIVE: New films by Dominique Deruddere, Alfonso Zarauza and Chus Gutiérrez are among five new titles acquired by Cologne-based Media Luna New Films ahead of Cannes’ Marché du Film.

There will be market premieres of:

  • Belgian director Deruddere’s ninth feature, the romance Flying Home, starring Jamie Dornan, Anthony Head, and Jan Decleir, was released by KFD in Belgian cinemas on April 2.

  • Zarauza’s dark comedy The Aces, with Spanish actors Lola Dueñas, Luis Tosar and Juan Carlos Vellido, Miguel de Lira, competed in Malaga’s Spanish Film Festival last month.

  • One of Spain’s foremost women directors, Gutiérrez cast more than 200 professional dancers including world champions for her salsa musical romance Ciudad Delirio between a dedicated Spanish dancer and a beautiful Colombian salsa dancer.

  • Mexican director Jorge Pérez Solano’s second feature, the drama La Tirisia, starring Amores Perros’ Gustavo Sanchez Parra.

  • Fellow countryman Jack Zagha’s road movie comedy One For The Road with three 80-year-olds.

In addition, Media Luna will have market screenings in Cannes for a further eight films from its catalogue, including such LGBT titles as Miguel Ferrari’s Goya-winning Blue And Not So Pink and Ingo J. Biermann’s Nordland as well as Jan Verheyen’s courtroom thriller The Verdict, Maximilian Leo’s feature debut My Brother’s Keeper, Julia von Heinz’s Hanna’s Journey.

m-appeal adds two

Berlin-based sales outfit m-appeal has added two new titles from Mexico and The Netherlands to its line-up for next month’s market in Cannes.

Mexican director Andrés Clariond Rangel has adapted a play by Marie N’Diaye for his latest feature Hilda which centres on a fateful obsession between the lonely wife of an industrialist and her new maid.

Colette Bothof follows her feature film debut, the Golden Calf-nominated Black Swans, with the coming of age drama Summer which tells of a tender love story between two teenage girls as they pass from puberty to adulthood.