STARS Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz
DIRECTORS Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
SALES Protagonist Footage
THE BUZZ This Spanish-language comedy imagines Cruz and Banderas as a world-famous director and a Hollywood star, respectively, who’re introduced collectively by a billionaire businessman to make his vainness undertaking. The attraction of Spain’s two greatest stars collectively onscreen for a complete movie (their solely joint display time to this point was the blink-and-you-miss-it opening shot in Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited) ought to carry patrons operating.
STAR Isabelle Huppert
DIRECTOR Thomas Kruithof
SALES Elle Driver
THE BUZZ Huppert stars as a fearless and impressive mayor of a city exterior Paris on this French political drama. The actress’ devoted international fan base ensures that worldwide artwork home distributors will give it an extended look.
DIRECTOR Mohamed Diab
SALES Pyramide Worldwide
THE BUZZ That is the sophomore effort from Egyptian director Diab, whose low-budget debut, Conflict — a political drama set totally in a police van — wowed audiences at Cannes in 2016. His newest appears to be like on the Israel-Palestine battle from a wholly unique approach: a household drama impressed by the real-life phenomenon of Palestinian prisoners who smuggle out their sperm to conceive whereas nonetheless in jail.
STARS Ruth Wilson, Tom Burke
DIRECTOR Harry Wootliff
SALES The Bureau
THE BUZZ The psychological drama options two of Britain’s most enjoyable skills — Wilson (Luther, His Darkish Supplies) and Burke (The Memento) — as two strangers who get caught up in a wild, and wildly damaging, sexual relationship, tailor-making True Issues for high quality theatrical distributors (or high-end streamers).
Turning into Led Zeppelin
DIRECTOR Bernard MacMahon
THE BUZZ Music documentaries are a dime a dozen, however this feature-length take a look at iconic rockers Led Zeppelin is the primary, and solely, doc the band themselves have agreed to take part in. Followers and speciality distributors will probably be tuning up their air guitars for this take a look at Zeppelin’s meteoric rise to stardom, directed by the staff behind the acclaimed BBC docuseries American Epic.
STARS Alba Rohrwacher, Dominique Sanda
DIRECTOR Laura Bispuri
SALES The Match Manufacturing unit
THE BUZZ Together with her first two options, 2015’s Sworn Virgin and 2018’s Daughter of Mine, each of which Strand Releasing picked up for distribution within the U.S., Italian auteur Bispuri has carved out a repute for intimate, beautifully acted relationship dramas. The rising viewers of worldwide artwork home followers ought to spur offers for this take a look at the difficult household dynamics that emerge throughout a birthday celebration, which options Italian star and Bispuri muse Rohrwacher (The Wonders, I Am Love).
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