In a crowd-pleasing move made on the eve of the Rotterdam and Berlin festivals, French sales agent Wild Bunch has picked up Sophie Marceau's directorial debut Parlez-Moi D'Amour.
The film stars Judith Godreche (who starred in Marceau's 1995 short L'Aube A L'Envers), Niels Arestrup, Anne Le Ny, Laurence Fevrier, Jean-Marie Frin and Maria Verdi. It was produced by Les Films Alain Sarde and is now in post-production. Marceau, who was a child star with La Boum and recently appeared in The World Is Not Enough and Belphegor Phantom Of The Louvre, also wrote the script of Parlez-Moi.
Backed by StudioCanal, Wild Bunch is also handling Rotterdam closing film Mishka by another actor-turned-director Jean-Francois Stevenin.
Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval also confirmed the company's position as sales agent on Flower Island. The Franco-Korean film debuted at Venice and appears at this week's Rotterdam festival in the shorter version, which scooped jury, FIPRESCI and public awards at the Pusan International Film Festival last November.
Directed by first-timer, Song Il-Gon, Flower Island is literally voyage of self discovery for three women, who each have to confront their different demons.