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Key Players in the 2012 Cannes Film Market: The Match Factory

Experts in auteur cinema, German sales company The Match Factory have quite the sampling this year with names such as Thai Joe (Mekong Hotel – see pic above), Fatih Akin (Polluting Paradise) and Directors’ Fortnight invited The Dream and the Silence by Jamie Rosales proudly making us say ich liebe dich the label, and let us not forget Loznitsa’s In the Fog which is being featured in the Main Comp category.

IN THE FOG (V TUMANE) by Sergei LOZNITSA
MEKONG HOTEL by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
POLLUTING PARADISE (MÜLL IM GARTEN EDEN) by Fatih AKIN
THE DREAM AND THE SILENCE (SUEÑO Y SILENCIO) by Jaime ROSALES
AND IF WE ALL LIVED TOGETHER (ET SI ON VIVAIT TOUS ENSEMBLE) by Stéphane ROBELIN
BARBARA by Christian PETZOLD
HOME FOR THE WEEKEND (WAS BLEIBT) by Hans-Christian SCHMID
IN THE NAME OF THE GIRL (EN EL NOMBRE DE LA HIJA) by Tania HERMIDA
JUST THE WIND (CSAK A SZÉL) by Bence FLIEGAUF Photo Gallery
POSTCARDS FROM THE ZOO (KEBUN BINATANG) by Edwin
TABU by Miguel GOMES
THE SLEEPING VOICE (LA VOZ DORMIDA) by Benito ZAMBRANO
THE WALL (DIE WAND) by Julian PÖLSLER Photo Gallery

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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