Prison thriller "A Prophet" has been selected to represent France in the foreign-language film category at the Academy Awards.
Gerard Depardieu will star in helmer Jean Becker's "La Tete en friche."
Gallic actor Romain Duris has been cast to play a powerful but twisted attorney in EuropaCorp's next French-language pic, "L'Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie" (The Man Who Wanted to Live His Life).
Greek drama "Dogtooth" has been picked up by New York-based Kino Intl. for U.S. distribution.
Gallic shingle Java Films' "Babies Made in India" topped the list of most-watched docus at the 15th TV France Intl. Rendez-Vous, which wrapped Thursday in Biarritz.
Venice competition title "Lourdes" has been acquired by New York-based Palisades Tartan for U.S. distribution.
If this year's Biarritz Rendez-Vous had a buzz word, it was 'tough.'
Franco-German pubcaster and MVC, Docside and Indigenes to produce four-part docu-drama series.
France's big indies are forging new strategies as the international distribution market constricts.
French TV fiction sales and presales hit $61 million in 2008, the highest figure since 2000.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Weekend:$45.1M
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Weekend:$32.5M
Non-Stop3Weekend:$15.4M Universal Pictures