Fabienne Vonnier's Pyramidehas added two new co-productions to its roster, as well as taking oninternational sales to Josiane Balasko's L'ExFemme De Ma Vie - the latest film from Warner Bros' French productiondivision.
Pyramide sales divisionFlach Pyramide is also selling the two new co-productions -
The Italian film bringstogether white-hot talent Stefano Accorsi and Maya Sansa in a Tuscany set lovestory during the 1930's. The $6.3m film has been shooting since March and willbe released in France by Pyramide. Italy's Bianca Films is co-producing withMedusa releasing in Italy.
Habana Bluesis from Benito Zambrano, the director of Solas,and will start shooting next week. The $3.2m film is about a pair of aspiringCuban musicians who are discovered by Spanish producers and then get a look atthe potential perils of fame and fortune.
The film is co-produced byPyramide, Icaic from Cuba and Maestranza from Spain. Stars are Alberto JoelGarcia Osorio and Roberto Alvarez Perez. The film will be released in France byPyramide.
Pyramide's Eric Lagesse, whoheads up sales division Flach Pyramide, told Screen that the company had alsoacquired L'Ex Femme De Ma Vie, thesecond production to come from Warner Bros France-based 2003 Productions whichis also working on the next film from Ameliedirector Jean-Pierre Jeunet. At a budget of$10.2m, the film stars Thierry Lhermitte, Karin Viard, Josiane Balaskoand Nadia Fares. Balasko directs the comedy which is currently shooting.
Lagesse is also handling agroup of official selection films including Tony Gatlif's competition film
Lagesse also reps out ofcompetition film La Porte Du Soleilby Yousry Nasrallah.