Six Cannes Market Titles Not to Miss (Cannes)
Director: Paula van der Oest
A polished history lesson for the art house crowd. Dutch actress Carice van Houten (Black Book) plays South African poet Ingrid Jonker, whose work helped unite the Apartheid-torn nation. Liam Cunningham and Rutger Hauer also star in this period drama, which comes off strong reviews from its debut in Tribeca.
Sales Agent: Bavaria Film International
Directors: David Foenkinos and Stéphane Foenkinos
Amelie darling Audrey Tautou stars in this Franco rom-com based on David Foenkinos’ world-wide best-seller, about a woman who is courted by her Swedish co-worker while still mourning for her dead husband.
Sales Agent: Studio Canal
Director: Roger Donaldson
This multiple-narrative drama looks at how money affects the lives of a hedge fund manager in New York, a middle class couple in London and a police officer in Mumbai. Clive Owen and India’s Anil Kapoor star.
Sales Agent: Parlay Films
Great Hope Springs
Director: David Frankel
In this comedy from Devil Wears Prada director Frankel, Meryl Streep stars as Maeve, a woman desperate to reconnect with her husband of many years. When she hears of a famed relationship guru (played by Steve Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, she must persuade her skeptical husband to get on a plane for an intense week of marriage and sex therapy.
Sales Agent: Lionsgate
Friends with Kids
Director: Jennifer Westfeldt
Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) makes her directing debut with this comedy about college friends who decide to embark on parenthood —with decidedly mixed results. Westfeldt stars alongside an all star cast that includes Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Edward Burns.
Sales Agent: Red Granite Pictures
Director: Antonio Banderas
Written by Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers), this English-language thriller, currently in pre-production, tells the story of a highly-trained, heavily armed man’s attempt to solve the mystery of what happened at 3:11 AM on a Monday morning, why there are fires raging all over a lifeless planet, why he senses another presence lurking just behind him and, most importantly, what happened to his wife and daughter.
Sales Agent: Vertice 360