The 2010 Cannes film market introduced no radical shifts -- but it offered a series of small innovations that could be laying the groundwork for major changes.
"Lily Sometimes," directed by France's Fabienne Berthaud, and Belgian Olivier Masset-Depasse's "Illegal" took top kudos at the 42nd Cannes Directors' Fortnight.
The Seville European Film Festival, one of the fastest-growing film meets in Europe, will host a Wild Tulips focus on recent Dutch pics.
Cinecitta Luce has bought Italian distribution rights to "The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu"
First-time helmer Janus Metz' documentary "Armadillo," about two Danish soldiers in Afghanistan, won the Critics' Week Grand Prix at Cannes on Thursday.
Paris-based Les Films Pelleas has closed French domestic distribution with Margaret Menegoz's Les Films du Losange on helmer Mia Hansen-Love's "Un Amour de jeunesse" (Goodbye, First Love).
In a flurry of sales Tuesday, Films Distribution licensed eight territories on Pierre Thorreton's docu-feature, "Yves Saint Laurent, L'amour fou."
Spain's Lazona has pulled down tax coin to finance "23-F," a step-by-step retelling of the country's Feb. 23, 1981, failed coup d'etat. Levied at 18% of investment, the tax rebate is worth around…
Campo Cine, director Diego Lerman's Buenos Aires-based shingle, is prepping Natural Arpajou's feature debut "Natural."
There were signs of recovery on the Croisette this year as sales agents closed a number of presales on top projects, from Summit Intl.'s 3D "The Three Musketeers" to Focus Features Intl.'s "Hanna."
In another sign of the booming remake market for French titles in the U.S., Robert J. Emery's Coup d'Etat has optioned re-do rights to Sophie Marceau starrer "L'Age de raison" (With Love … From the…