In the run-up to this week’s 10th Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris, Gallic sales company Roissy Films has taken multiterritory rights to Anne-Marie Etienne’s “Si c’etait lui?” (Perfect Match?), starring Carole Bouquet.
The bittersweet romantic comedy will market debut at the Rendez-Vous, a market for French films, running Thursday through Monday.
It co-stars Marc Lavoine (“Frenchmen”) as an out-of-work man squatting in his uncle’s chic Paris apartment and discovering that his neighbor is an alluring femme writer (Bouquet).
“Match” is produced by Christine Gozlan for Thelma Films and co-produced by France 3 Cinema and ARP.
Distributed by ARP Selection, “Match” bowed Dec. 19 in France to a first 10-day $2.2 million from 166 locations, and it is still playing 150 cinemas.
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Raphael Berdugo’s Roissy has acquired the world rights outside France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Roissy also will use the Rendez-Vous to unveil first images from Martin Provost’s “Seraphine.” Currently in post-production, and ready for delivery in May, biopic is about French post-modernist painter Seraphine de Senlis.
At the Rendez-Vous, Roissy will screen Gerard Krawczyk’s $30 million “L’Auberge rouge” (The Red Inn), with Joslane Balasko and Christian Clavier playing murderous Pyrenean innkeepers; Pascal Thomas’ whodunit “L’Heure zero” (Toward Zero); and “Roman de gare” (Crossed Tracks), a suspense-romancer with Dominique Pinon and Fanny Ardant from auteur Claude Lelouch.