M-Appeal Scores Further Deals for Romantic Drama ‘Let Me Go,’ Starring Jeanne Balibar

Maxime Rappaz’s debut movie “Let Me Go,” which performs within the Cannes ACID sidebar, has been bought to Brazil and Taiwan. The movie stars Cannes common Jeanne Balibar within the lead function as a fiftysomething girl torn between her household commitments and pursuing her personal needs.

Every Tuesday, a neighbor takes care of Claudine’s son whereas she goes to a mountain lodge to fulfill males passing by means of. When one in every of them decides to increase his keep for her, Claudine is confused and finds herself dreaming of one other life.

Imovision has acquired all rights for Brazil, and can launch the movie in cinemas after a Brazilian pageant premiere. “The mise en scène is excellent and Jeanne Balibar is extraordinary,” Jean-Thomas Bernardini, president of Imovision, commented.

Andrews Film has acquired all rights for Taiwan, the place the movie joins a distribution slate together with “Aftersun,” “One Fine Morning’ and “Drive My Car.”

The movie has already been acquired in Germany (Alamode), Japan (Mimosa Films) and South Korea (PoongKyung SoRi/Scene & Sound). Eurozoom is dealing with the discharge in France.

Speaking to Variety about how she approached the function, Balibar defined: “I deliberately played all the scenes in the mountains in a very different manner [compared to] the ones in the valley. It shows that Claudine’s personality can’t express itself fully in just one place: she needs both of them. The valley is all about motherhood and her paying attention to others. The mountain – about her own body and the sense of freedom.”

A daily on the Croisette and a well known determine of French cinema, Balibar gained the César finest actress prize for Cannes Un Certain Regard title “Barbara,” directed by Mathieu Amalric (2017). She was on the Cannes Competition Jury in 2008, and has starred in “Cold War,” “Les Misérables” and “Memoria.” She starred within the HBO TV sequence “Irma Vep,” her third collaboration with Olivier Assayas following his 1998 movie “Last August, Early September” (for which Balibar gained the very best actress award at San Sebastian Film Festival), and his 2004 Cannes Competition title “Clean.”

“Let Me Go” is produced by Gabriela Bussman and Yan Decoppet of Switzerland’s GoldenEggProduction, co-produced with France’s Paraíso Production and Belgium’s Fox the Fox Productions. The movie is supported by France’s CNC, Switzerland’s Office Federal de la Culture, Cinéforom and Swiss Television.

M-Appeal has additionally closed distribution in Mexico and Argentina for “Valeria Is Getting Married,” by Michal Vinik, which premiered on the Venice Film Festival final 12 months. Mirada Distribution will launch the movie theatrically in each international locations within the final quarter of 2023. In Germany, the movie shall be launched by W-Film in cinemas throughout the nation on May 25.

The gross sales outfit additionally secured German distribution with GMfilms for Tallinn title “A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On,” by Gentian Koçi, with a theatrical launch deliberate for fall 2023.

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