Phillippe Bober co. deals for trio of films
quattro volte,” by Italy’s Michelangelo Frammartino, plays Directors’ Fortnight. It revolves around the unbroken traditions and cycles of life in the helmer’s native Calabria. Coproduction Office has also taken international rights to Ruben Ostlund’s “Play.” The feature reworks Ostlund’s short, “Incident by a Bank,” which won a Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival this year. “Play” will be completed mid-2011. A second pickup is “Meteora,” about the illicit relationship between a Greek Orthodox monk and a nun. “Meteora” is directed by Greek-Colombian Spiros Stathoulopoulos, helmer of “PVC-1,” which played Directors’ Fortnight in 2007. Through its Paris or Berlin production houses — Parisienne de Production and Essential Films — Coproduction Office co-produced all three of its Cannes selections. It also enjoys longterm relationships with its stable of directors, Bober said at Cannes. “Son,” for example, is its fourth film with Mundruczo over 10 years, he added.
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