The skies of Berlin
Tuesday, March 2 marks the second day of the EFM and with it comes relatively clear skies and a slight rise in temperature, reaching a decidely spring-like 16 degrees.
French film business in the international press
The Worst Person in the World by Joachim Trier / VARIETY ➡️ online article
mk2 films Seals Pre-Sales on Joachim Trier’s New Film; Unveils First Still
Regard noir by Aïssa Maïga & Isabelle Simeonie / SCREEN ➡️ online article
Playtime boards sales on Aïssa Maïga's Regard noir documentary
Corsage by Marie Kreutzer / SCREEN ➡️ online article
mk2 films boards empress drama Corsage starring Vicky Krieps, releases first image.
I Want to Talk About Duras by Claire Simon / SCREEN ➡️ online article
Luxbox boards sales on Claire Simon's I Want to Talk About Duras.
Bloody Oranges by Jean-Christophe Meurisse / VARIETY ➡️ online article
Best Friend Forever Boards Black Comedy Bloody Oranges with Denis Podalydès and Blanche Gardin
The New Toy by James Huth / SCREEN ➡️ online article
Wild Bunch launches The New Toy, remake of Jouet by Francis Veber, starring Daniel Auteuil and Jamel Debbouze
Variety lists the top films at the EFM ➡️ online article
Among them can be found French productions and coproductions: Peaceful by Emmanuelle Bercot, Petite Maman by Céline Sciamma, Vesper Seeds by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, Both Sides of the Blade by Claire Denis, and Ballad of a White Cow by Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam.
Nicolas Maury at the European Shooting Stars
Actor and director Nicolas Maury, discovered by the general public in Call My Agent and whose first film in the director's chair, My Best Part, received the label Cannes 2020, is among this year's European Shooting Stars, organized by European Film Promotion (EFP), and which for the past ten years has been showcasing emerging European acting talent. All ten European Shooting Stars participated in an online program from February 23 through 25 to meet the press, professionals, and public ahead of the virtual edition of the EFM. Nicolas Maury gave all his interviews from UniFrance's offices.
The rest of the 2021 European Shooting Stars selection is composed of: Seidi Haarla (Finland), Albrecht Schuch (German), Natasa Stork (Hungary), Fionn O’Shea (Ireland), Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė (Lithuania), Martijn Lakemeier (The Netherlands), Sara Klimoska (North Macedonia), Alba Baptista (Portugal), and Gustav Lindh (Sweden).
Enter the Ultimate French Cinema Blind Test
You have until March 3 at 6 p.m. (Paris time: UTC+1) to guess the titles of 50 French films from a collection of excerpts of musical scores and lines of dialog, and perhaps even get the highest score in the Ultimate French Cinema Blind Test organized by UniFrance during the EFM.
French films screened on the EFM online platform (market premieres & films selected at the Berlinale)
Natural Light by Dénes Nagy (Competition)
International sales: Luxbox
Screening time: 3:45pm (your local time)
Night Belongs to Lovers by Julien Hilmoine
International sales: Wide
Screening time: 9:30am (your local time)
The World After Us by Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas (Panorama)
International sales: Be For Films
Screening time: 10:00am (your local time)
Hear Me Out by Pascal Elbé
International sales: France tv distribution
Screening time: 11:15am (your local time)
Shake Your Cares Away by Tom Shoval
International sales: Goodfellas (ex-Wild Bunch International)
Screening time: 1pm (your local time)
Ballad of a White Cow by Behtash Sanaeeha & Maryam Moghaddam (Competition)
International sales: Totem Films
Screening time: 1:10pm (your local time)
Drift Away, by Xavier Beauvois (Competition)
International sales: Pathé Films
Screening time: 5pm (your local time) (official screening)