Comedies Dominate Auds for French Films Abroad
PARIS –Pathe's "Daddy or Mommy," Wild Bunch's "Do Not Disturb" and The Other Angle's "Discount" will compete next week for one of Europe's most valuable non-official crowns: the UniFrance Paris…
PARIS — As classic Gallic comedies drive France's box office, European film-TV group Studiocanal is reteaming with director Jean-Pierre Ameris, production house Pan-Europeenne and star Benoit…
Proving it's not just French comedies that travel, Film Factory has inked pre-sales in German-speaking Europe and Russia on Javier Ruiz Caldera's "Three Many Weddings," which world preems here…
France, the land that coined the term "auteur," is a welcoming market for U.S. arthouse fare. There's even an event — the Champs-Elysees Film Festival, soon to unspool its second edition along the…
CANNES –Gallic actor-director Guillaume Gallienne's comic confessional "Me Myself and Mum" topped the 45th Directors' Fortnight, scooping both its Art Cinema Award and the Society of Dramatic Authors…
Paris-based sales agent Other Angle is celebrating its fifth birthday at Cannes with a flurry of deals across its slate, and a pickup. “The Big Bad Wolf,” a French comedy starring Benoit Poelvoorde…
Europe's Studiocanal is joining forces with Disney Nordic to roll out the bigscreen adaptation of Jonas Jonasson's bestseller "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared."
LONDON — Comedy movies tend to be taken less seriously than their dramatic counterparts when it comes to awards recognition, apart from at the Golden Globes. Now the European Film Academy is looking…
An expert at depicting dysfunctional relationships within Paris' upper-class, Daniele Thompson could be Woody Allen's French cousin.
Comedies can sell as well as dramas. The 15th Unifrance Paris Rendez-vous kicks off with Daniele Thompson's "It Happened in Saint- Tropez," from Pathe. And over the next four days, a score of other…
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