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Key Players in the 2012 Cannes Film Market: Fortissimo Films

Michael J. Werner’s Fortissimo Films was surprisingly almost shut out from showing in any of the sections at Cannes (they’re repping the Un Certain Regard title Miss Lovely), which only means they’ll got plenty in the coffers for the near future. Loaded in Asian fare, among the titles that stick out from the pack is recent Tribeca winner Una Noche from Lucy Mulloy, and for the near future Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s next film, What Masie Knew (see pic above), John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties and let us not forget the best picture of the year so far in, Antonio Campos’ Simon Killer.

BEIJING FLICKERS (YOU-ZHONG) by Yuan ZHANG
FULL CIRCLE (FEI YU LAO REN YUAN) by Yang ZHANG
MARLEY by Kevin MACDONALD
BUGIS STREET REDUX by Yonfan
CAMERA by James LEONG
CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL by Alex STAPLETON
DJINN by Tobe HOOPER
EL GUSTO by Safinez BOUSBIA
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI by David GELB
LOST IN PARADISE (RIOT HOT BOYS) by Vu Ngoc
MISS LOVELY by Ashim AHLUWALIA
MONSOON SHOOTOUT by Amit KUMAR
SEA SHADOW by Nawaf AL JANAHI
SHIP OF THESEUS by Anand GANDHI
WHAT MAISIE KNEW by David SIEGEL
WHITE FROG by Quentin LEE

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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