Kinology sells Bronx-set teen drama
Gregoire Melin’s Kinology has acquired international sales rights outside France to French helmer Michel Gondry’s “The We And The I.”Set in the Bronx, the English-language drama follows a group on teens on the last day of school before summer vacation. Pic features newcomers including Michael Brodie, Teresa L. Rivera and Brandon Diaz. Gondry said “The We And The I” was one of his most personal films and will have a social undertone. The $6 million pic was penned by Gondry and Jeff Grimshaw; Georges Bermann at Paris-based shingle Partizan is producing. “The film brings out what we love most in Gondry’s films: the energy and the emotion,” pointed out Melin, who is introducing the film to buyers at the EFM. Added Melin, “The actors collaborated on the writing of the script but what you see in the film is what’s in the script. There’s no improvisation.” Pic shot over the summer and is now in post-production. Melin is handling worldwide sales rights, co-selling domestic with CAA. Kinology will unveil the pic’s first footage a few weeks before the Cannes Festival. Stephane Celerier’s Mars Distribution will release the film in Gaul in December. Kinology’s Berlin slate also boasts Robert Pattinson starrer “Cosmopolis,” helmed by David Cronenberg.