Brussels-based firm Finest Pal Endlessly has acquired pair of French motion pictures, “The Unusual Case of Jacky Caillou” and “Magdala,” which is able to world premiere within the Cannes sidebar, ACID.
“The Unusual Case of Jacky Caillou” is the characteristic debut of Lucas Delangle, who beforehand labored with Claire Simon on “The Competitors,” amongst different movies. Set in a small village within the French Alps, the movie follows a younger man, Jacky Caillou, who lives together with his loving grandmother Gisele, a magnetic healer.
Produced by Charles Philippe and Lucile Ric at Les movies du Clan, the movie stars newcomer Thomas Parigi and rising French expertise Lou Lampros (“The French Dispatch,” “Peaceable”). Arizona Distribution will launch the movie in France later this 12 months.
“Lucas Delangle is a brand new French voice to be found; he’s already very mature and performs with cinema narration and style,” mentioned Martin Gondre and Charles Bin, Finest Pal Endlessly co-founders. “His first movie is a naturalistic tackle a style theme, that stands out as a most stunning, genuine and alluring film,” the pair added.
“Magdala,” in the meantime, marks the fifth characteristic movie by Damien Manivel. His newest movie “Isadora’s Youngsters” received the Leopard Award for greatest director at Locarno, and his 2017 movie “The Evening I Swam” performed at Venice.
The movie revolves across the biblical determine of Mary Magdalene who has withdrawn from the world for the reason that loss of life of Jesus. Her hair has turned white, she eats berries, drinks water from the rain and sleeps among the many bushes. Alone within the coronary heart of the forest, she remembers her misplaced love.
“Magdala” stars American choreographer Elsa Wolliaston, alongside Aimie Lombard, Olga Mouak and Saphir Shraga. It’s produced by Martin Bertier and Damien Manivel for MLD Movies. Météore Movies will launch the movie in France later this 12 months.
“Damien Manivel is an unbelievable addition to the BFF slate, and we will’t be extra joyful to deal with the gorgeous ‘Magdala’, a brand new step in his profession. It’s a masterful movie, pure in its formal audacity,” mentioned Gondre and Bin. They added that the movie sheds a brand new mild on “a timeless Biblical determine, with a wide ranging ending that may mark your thoughts.”
Finest Pal Endlessly’s Cannes lineup additionally consists of the animated characteristic “Perlimps” by Oscar-nominated director Alê Abreu. The banner launched in 2019 and is a sister firm of Paris-based Indie Gross sales.
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