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PLEASE JOIN US FOR EFP’S INDUSTRY SCREENINGS IN NY Monday, June 25 & Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel’s Screening Room, 2 Avenue of the Americas, Lower Level

European Film Promotion invites you and a guest to the NY Industry Screenings at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. MONDAY, June 25 4 pm RESISTANCE by Amit Gupta Sales Agent in attendance DENIS REVIRAND, Rezo Films 6 pm JELLY T by Michael Hegner Sales Agent in attendance IMKE WULFMEYER, Sola Media 8 pm THE MAGIC OF HOPE by Paco Torres Sales Agent in attendance OLIVIER VAN BOCKSTAEL, EastWest Filmdistribution TUESDAY, June 26 4pm BLANCANIEVES by Pablo Berger Sales Agent in attendance MAR ABADIN, Dreamcatchers 6pm THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS by Teona Strugar Mitevska Sales Agent in attendance ERIC SCHNEDECKER, Urban Distribution International 8pm APPROVED FOR ADOPTION by JUNG and Laurent Boileau Sales Agent in attendance LOÏC MAGNERON, WIDE *Please join us for a drink at the Hotel Lounge Bar following the screenings. We look forward to seeing you there! Kind regards, Andreas Struck, EFP Project Director Karen Arikian, EFP Consultant/US Projects

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EFP NY Industry Screenings Monday, June 25 / 4:00 PM United Kingdom 2011

RESISTANCE Associated with

Directed by Amit Gupta Genre

Drama

Synopsis

Festivals (Selection)

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

International Premiere: Munich Filmfest 2012

Year

2011

Length

92 min

Format

DCP - HD

Screening ratio

16/9

What if the Nazis invaded Britain? 1944: after five years of war a Nazi invasion lands on British soil. Within a month, half the country is occupied. One morning the women of an isolated valley wake to find their husbands gone. Assuming the men have joined the Resistance, they wait, desperate for news. A German patrol arrives in the area, its mission a mystery. When a severe winter forces the two groups into cooperation, its thaw leaves them facing the consequences of their mutual dependency.

Director Amit Gupta Screenplay Amit Gupta, based on a novel by Owen Sheers Producers Richard Holmes Amanda Faber Cast Andrea Riseborough Tom Wlaschiha Michael Sheen Kimberly Nixon Stanslav Ianevski

www.rezofilms.com

Adapted from Owen Sheers‘ best selling novel.

International Sales REZO Paris, France T +33 1 1 42 46 46 30 marketing@rezofilms.com www.rezofilms.com

Production Company Big Rich Films London, United Kingdom richard@bigrichfilms.com www.bigrichfilms.com


EFP NY Industry Screenings Monday, June 25 / 6:00 PM Denmark 2012

JELLY T Associated with

Directed by

Michael Hegner Synopsis

International Sales

Poor Ivan Olsen is plagued by problems… bullied at school and constantly pursued by a gang whose greatest pleasure is filling his pants with water. And when Ivan gets home, his dad doesn’t have much sympathy for him either because he is crazy about Tarzan and fails to appreciate Ivan’s finer qualities. But one day Ivan gets the chance to live up all of his dad’s expectations and give the bullies at school a lesson they will never forget… the big question is whether having superpowers makes life any easier?

Sola Media Stuttgart, Germany T +49 711 479 3666 post@sola-media.com www.sola-media.com Tania Pinto Da Cunha – Sales Associate C +34 618 064 613 tania@sola-media.com

Note

Production Company

Director Michael Hegner

JELLY T opened in Denmark on June 16th placing itself #1 in the Box Office the first week, in front of “Avengers” and “The Dictator”. More than 92.000 admissions.

Genre

Animation – Children’s Film

Language

English - OV Danish

Country

Denmark

Year

2012

Length

80 min

Format

DCP

Screening ratio

1:1,85

Screenplay Michael W. Horsten, based on a novel by Ole Lund Kirkegaard Producers Nina Crone Erik Wilstrup

www.sola-media.com

Crone Film Produktion Copenhagen, Denmark T +45 70 26 19 00 cronefilm@cronefilm.dk www.cronefilm.dk


EFP NY Industry Screenings Monday, June 25 / 8:00 PM Spain, Ireland 2011

THE MAGIC OF HOPE Associated with ICAA Spain

Directed by

Paco Torres Genre

Drama

Synopsis

Festivals (Selection)

Language

Spanish

Country

Spain

Bianca is raising her 10-year-old daughter on her own, and there‘s nothing that she wouldn‘t do for her. Together they sing, laugh and dream, and face life with an endless appetite. When Aran is diagnosed with Leukemia, her mother knows that she‘ll have to gather all possible energy and love to support her daughter in this terrible fight. A fight that will bring the two of them closer than ever, and will allow them to discover the love and magic surrounding them.

Pune Int‘l Film Festival 2012 Seville European Film Festival 2011 Galway International Film Festival 2011

Director’s Statement

EastWest Filmdistribution Vienna, Austria T +43 1 524 93 10 34 sales@eastwest-distribution.com www.eastwest-distribution.com

Co-production country Ireland Year

2011

Length

85 min

Format

35 mm

Screening ratio

1:1,85

Director Paco Torres Screenplay Paco Torres Producers Victor Sanchez Mauricio de Chiclana Miguel Ángel Pérez Cast Patricia Garcia Mendez Miriam Garcia Juan Motilla Julio Jordán Juan Martín Gravina

www.eastwest-distribution.com

I wanted to show the pain of a mother for the possible loss of her daughter, a woman who has lost the ability to think, dream and see things closer. But I wanted to avoid falling into heavy sentimentality. Blanca becomes more fragile and discovers how to help her kid, learn­ ing from the small details of people suffering in the street, figuring that things are what you want to be and turning adversity into hope.

International Sales

Production Companies Threetwoone Seville, Spain T +353 86 20 87 913 ptorresdirector@gmail.com http://elvuelodeltrenfilm.blogspot. com/ Ad-Volution Seville, Spain T +34 955 670 416 produccion@ad-volution.es www.ad-volution.es European Dreams Factory Seville, Spain T +34 954 270 141 info@e-dreamsfactory.com www.e-dreamsfactory.com


EFP NY Industry Screenings Tuesday, June 26 / 4:00 PM Spain, France 2012

BLANCANIEVES Associated with ICAA Spain

Directed by

Pablo Berger Genre

Gothic Drama

Synopsis

International Sales

Language

Silent

Country

Spain

BLANCANIEVES is a Burtonesque adaptation of the Snowhite tale written by the Brothers´ Grimm.

Dreamcatchers Madrid, Spain T +34-911 723 734 marina@thedreamcatchers.eu www.thedreamcatchers.eu

Co-production country France Year

2012

Length

98 min

Format

35 mm

Screening ratio

1:1,85

Director Pablo Berger Screenplay Pablo Berger Producers Ibon Cormenzana Jerôme Vidal Pablo Berger Cast Maribel Verdú Daniel Giménez Cacho Pere Ponce Angela Molina Macarena García Sofía Oria Josep Maria Pou Inma Cuesta

www.blancanieves.es

Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never met her mother, and she grew up being hated by her evil stepmother. She learned her father’s art, a famous bullfighter, and one day she ran away to become a legend. Set in 1920s south of Spain, BLANCANIEVES is a tribute to silent films.

Director’s Statement BLANCANIEVES IS A LOVE STORY. The film is a reflection about love, from father and daughter to first love, as experienced by its protagonists - love as a school of pain and as demystifying filter to face the ups and downs of life. BLANCANIEVES IS ABOUT EMOTIONS. A sincere glance can contain all the tension of the boldest action. The drama comes from the situations and from the sheer desire of our protagonist to carry on against adversity.

Production Companies Arcadia Motion Pictures (Spain) Barcelona, Spain T +34 93 414 30 71 sandra.tapia@ arcadiamotionpictures.com www.arcadiamotionpictures.com Noodles Productions (France) Paris, France T +33 1 44 93 23 10 contact@noodlesproduction.com www.noodlesproduction.com


EFP NY Industry Screenings Tuesday, June 26 / 6:00 PM FYR of Macedonia, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium 2012

THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS Associated with Macedonian Film Fund

Directed by

Teona Strugar Mitevska Genre

Feature

Synopsis

Festivals (Selection)

Language

French, Macedonian

Berlin 2012 - Panorama

Country

FYR of Macedonia

In Paris, Helena witnesses her son’s suicide. Noah confesses the horrible truth of his father’s abuse, but Helena refuses to believe him. Her son falls over the balcony railing into the night. From this moment on, Helena’s world is turned upside down as her struggle for survival transforms into a hunt for revenge.

Co-production countries Belgium, Germany, Slovenia Year

2012

Length

103 min

Format

35 mm

Ajsun is a dreamer who lives with her father and her son Ilkin. In the high mountains of Macedonia, their existence is simple and harsh. Life has a different pace and purpose there, the daily survival is what drives them all. Ajsun dreams to be reunited with Lucien, the father of her son.

Screening ratio

CinemaScope

These two women from different parts of the world will end up affect­ ing each other’s lives in the most unexpected ways.

Director Teona Strugar Mitevska Screenplay Teona Strugar Mitevska Producers Labina Mitevska Marcel Lenz Guido Schwab Danijel Hočevar Sebastien Delloye Diana Elbaum Cast Victoria Abril Labina Mitevska Arben Bajraktaraj Jean-Marie Galey Firdaus Nebi Kaeliok Fonenimum Varka Dimitar Gjorgjievski www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com

International Sales UDI - Urban Distribution International Montreuil-sous-Bois, France T +33 1 48 70 73 76 www.urbandistrib.com www.urbandistrib.tv Eric Schnedecker (NYC) T 212 203 7008 eric@urbandistrib.com

Production Companies Director’s Statement THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS tells a story about the var­ ious imprisonment we create for ourselves or are forced into. Helena’s path is precisely traced, a path she is unable to change. Ajsun wants to live. Both aspire to be free. This is a story of two destinies coming into one, of two women coming into one, and of two worlds becoming one.

Sisters and Brother Mitevski (FYR of Macedonia) Skopje, FYR of Macedonia T +38 9 776 906 88 labina@sistersandbrothermitevski.com www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com Ostlicht Filmproduktion (Germany) Weimar, Germany T +49 3643 414 09-0 info@ostlicht.de www.ostlicht.de Vertigo/Emotionfilm (Slovenia) Ljubljana, Slovenia T +386 1 439 7080 info@emotionfilm.si www.emotionfilm.si Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium) Brussels, Belgium T +32 2 736 48 13 info@entrechienetloup.be www.entrechienetloup.be


EFP NY Industry Screenings Tuesday, June 26 / 8:00 PM France, Belgium, South Korea 2012

APPROVED FOR ADOPTION Associated with

Directed by

JUNG and Laurent Boileau Genre

Animation - Documentary

Synopsis

Festivals (Selection)

Language

French

European on the heads side, Asian on the tails side.

Country

France

Cartoonist, 42 years old according to his civil status, Jung prefers to place his birth at the age of 5, when a policeman found him wandering alone on the streets of Seoul. He is one of those 200 000 adopted Koreans spread around the world.

ANNECY Film Festival – OFFICIAL COMPETITION

Co-production countries Belgium, South Korea Year

2012

Length

75 min

Format

35mm – DCP - HD

Screening ratio

1:1,85

Jung decided to return, for the first time, to South Korea, in order to breathe the air of his home country, tread the land of his ancestors, and maybe find traces of his biological mother. This trip of reconciliation with his roots and with himself – shot as a documentary — leads our character to recall – in animation – the child he once was and the wind­ ing path that made him grow up, until the encounter with his wife, an adopted Korean herself.

Director JUNG and Laurent BOILEAU

This travel in time – the present of the trip and the memory of the past – will push him little by little towards a peaceful cohabitation between his inner diversities.

Screenplay JUNG and Laurent BOILEAU

Director’s Statement

Producers Thomas Schmitt Patrick Quinet

Working on my graphic novel Couleur de peau: Miel, I read a lot. I even tried to understand why so many children were abandoned from Korea. As a kid, I didn’t understand this. It’s one of the reasons why I blamed my birth country. It’s cultural. Separation is part of Korean’s history. North and South Korea of course but before, there was the Japanese occupation for three decades. Korean people went through a lot. Families still live in pain from the separation. The best way to embrace my story and introduce it to the reader was using irony. From this came the dialog with the kid I once was. This gap was very important to me as it didn’t prevent emotion to get in there. Comics allow this mix of genres. JUNG

www.widemanagement.com

International Sales WIDE Paris, France T +33 1 53 95 04 64 infos@widemanagement.com www.widemanagement.com

Production Companies Mosaique Films (France) Paris, France T +33 1 42 71 17 90 mosaique.films@yahoo.fr www.mosaique-films.com Artemis Productions (Belgium) Brussels, Belgium T +32 2 216 23 24 info@artemisproductions.com www.artemisproductions.com Panda Media (South Korea) Seoul, South Korea +82 10 8518 1946 info@pandamedia.eu www.pandamedia.eu


Industry Screenings New York 2012