Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Saules Aveugles, Femme Endormie
1st animation feature – 100min – French / English dub

A film by Pierre Földes
Written by Pierre Földes
Adapted from Haruki Murakami
French release : March 30th, 2023

Synopsis : A lost cat, a giant talkative frog and a tsunami help a bank employee without ambition, his frustrated wife and a schizophrenic accountant to save Tokyo from an earthquake and find a meaning to their lives.

French Distribution: Gebeka Films
International Sales: The Match Factory
Produced by: Cinéma Defacto & Miyu Productions (France)
In coproduction with: micro_scope & l’Unité Centrale (Canada), Doghouse (Luxemburg), An Original Picture (Netherlands)
In association with: Studio Mairana (France)

Supported by: Media Creative Europe, Procirep, CNC – CVS, Arte/Cofinova, Arte France Cinéma, CNC – Avance sur Recettes, Film Fund Luxemburg, CNC – CVS, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Région Île-de-France, Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Région Sud, SODEC, Télé Film Canada, Netherlands Film Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg

Markets & Awards: London PFM, Berlinale Coproduction Markets 2016– Eurimages Award, Cartoon Forum 2018, Annecy MIFA 2019, Grand Prix du Scénario 2019

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1st feature film – 85min – French / Ukrainian

A film by Elie Grappe
Co-written with Raphaëlle Desplechin
Premiere: Cannes 2021, Semaine de la Critique – SACD Award

Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Film Festival 2021 – Winner Audience Award
(international competition Elie Grappe) – Winner BeTV Award for best international Feature Film / Hamburg Film Festival 2021 – Winner Sich
wechsel Film Award /  War on Screen International Film Festival 2021 – Winner International Jury Distinction

Synopsis: 2013. A 15-year-old gymnast is torn between Switzerland – where she is training for the European Championship in preparation for the Olympics – and Ukraine, where her mother is a journalist, reporting on Euromaidan.

Produced by: Point Prod (Switzerland), Cinéma Defacto
International Sales: Pulsar Content
French Distribution: ARP Sélection

In coproduction with the RTS-radio télévision suisse,
With the support from OFC, cinéforom, CANAL+ and CINÉ+, the CNC, developed with the support of MEDIA – Creative Europe, Procirep-Angoa, CICLIC, Suissimage, SRG SSR, et du pour
cent culturel Migros.

Markets & Awards: Emergence Laureate, Prix Journée de Soleure, Atelier Grand Nord 2019, Festival premiers plans d’Angers – Prix fondation visio.

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1280x720_festval_venezia_78Costa Brava, Lebanon
1st feature – 100 min – Lebanese

A film by Mounia Akl
Co-written with Clara Roquet
Starring Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Nadia Charbel
Premiere: Venice 2021, Orizzonti Extra

Produced by Abbout Production (Lebanon)
Coproduced by 
Cinéma Defacto, Snowglobe Films (Denmark), Barentsfilm (Norway), Fox In The Snow (Sweden), Lastor Media (Spain),  Gaïjin (France)
International Sales: MK2

Festivals & Awards (in progress): :El Gouna Film Festival 2021 / Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 / London Film Festival 2021 – Audience Award / Toronto International Film Festival 2021 – Winner NETPAC Award (NETPAC Award Mounia Akl)

Synopsis: The free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution of Beirut by seeking refuge in the utopic mountain home they have built. But unexpectedly, a garbage landfill is built right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the trash rises, so do tensions between leaving or resisting, threatening their idyllic home and family unity.

With the support from Fonds Images Francophones, Visions Sud Est, Doha Film Institute, Torino Film Lab, Arab fund for Arts and Culture, Film Clinic Indie Distribution, the CNC, as well as regional funding from CICLIC-Région Centre-Val de Loire, and Île-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Région Sud, the Swedish Film Institute, Film I Skane, the Danish Film Institute, the ICA, the Catalan Fund and Sorfond.

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The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future
1st feature – 92 min – Spanish

Directed by Francisca Alegria
Co-written with Manuela Infante & Fernanda Urrejola
Starring Leonor Varela, Mia Maestro, Alfredo Castro
Premiere : 2022 Sundance Film Festival
US release : May 19th, 2023
French release : July 26th, 2023

Synopsis: The unexpected return to life of a long-deceased mother, Magdalena, causes a huge shock in her widowed husband and prompts their daughter Cecilia to come back home. As the family’s painful past comes into focus, mother and daughter are met with the opportunity to change the future.

Produced by Cinéma Defacto
In coproduction with Wood Producciones (Chile), Match Factory Production (Germany), Cinereach (USA)
In association with Dialetic, Persona Entertainment, Whitewater Films, Bord Cadre films, Sovereign Films
International Sales: The Match Factory
French distribution: Nour Films

With the support of Eurimages, the CNC, the German General Film Fund, the World Cinema Fund, with the participation of ZDF/arte, with funding from the Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual, Ciné Reach and the Sundance Institute.



A film by Magnus von Horn
Premiere: Festival de Cannes – Official Selection 2020
Festival & Awards: Chicago International Film Festival 2020 – Winner Gold Hugo, Winner Silver Hugo / Göteborg Film Festival 2021 / International Film Festival & Award Macao 2020 – Winner Best Actress / Minsk International Film Festival « Listapad » 2020 / Mons International Festival of Love Films 2021 / Polish Film Festival 2020 – Winner Best Actress, Winner Best Cinematography, Winner Best Director, Winner Best Editing, Winner Best Supporting Actress, Winner Crystal Star Elle, Winner Onest Awards, Winner Silver Lions Best Feature Film/ Seville European Film Festival 2020 / Trieste Film Festival 2021 – Winner Cineuropa Prize / Zagreb Film Festival 2020 / Zurich Film Festival 2020.

Synopsis: Sylwia, a 30-year-old fitness coach living in Warsaw, has gained celebrity status thanks to her avid use of social media. She has inspired thousands of women to lead a healthier life. But when one of her posts on Instagram goes viral an unsettling stalker follows her, Sylwia is then confronted to her own solitude and starts to question her life choices…

Produced by Lava Films (Poland)
In coproduction with Zentropa (Sweden), Cinéma Defacto
International Sales: New Europe Film Sales
French distribution: ARP Selection


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As Happy As Possible

A film by: Alain Raoust
Co-written with: Cécile Vargaftig

Premiere: Cannes Film Festival 2019, ACID Programme, Opening film
Festivals & Awards: Tübinger I Stuttgart International French-Language Film Festival 2019 / Mostra – São Paulo International Film Festival 2019 / Lisbon – French Film Festival 2019 / Filmfest Hamburg – Hambourg International Film Festival 2019 / Festival du Film de Cabourg – Journées Romantiques 2019


4th feature film – 92 min – French

Synopsis: Salomé gets a summer job in a junkyard somewhere in the countryside. Under a western sun, in this place out of the world, her teenage rebellion springs up. From unexpected encounters to shared sorrows, arise promises of a new life.

Starring: Salomé Richard, Yoann Zimmer, Estelle Meyer

French Distribution: Shellac
International Sales: Urban Distribution International
Produced by: Tom Dercourt – Cinéma Defacto
In coproduction with: Terratreme Filmes (Portugal)

With the support of: Media Creative Europe, Région, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur – Aide à l’écriture, Ville de Nice, Procirep, Angoa, CNC – Aide à la réécriture, Cinémage 12, ICA, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Région Île-de-France, Conseil départemental de la Dordogne, en partenariat avec le CNC, Micro Climat.

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L’Autre Continent
Territory of Love

A film by: Romain Cogitore
Written by: Romain Cogitore

2nd feature – 90min – French / Chinese

Synopsis: Maria is impatient, restless and speaks 5 languages. In Taipei she meets Olivier. He is shy, slow and can speak 14 languages. They fall in love. Then suddenly the news explode. It’s their story, a true story.

Starring: Déborah François, Paul Hamy, Vincent Perez
 Spring/Summer 2017 – France / Taiwan

French Release: June 5th 2019, Sophie Dulac Distribution

Produced by: Cinéma Defacto & House on Fire

With the support of: Région Alsace, Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg, Région Limousin,  Sopadin Prize, Best script prize SACD Beaumarchais, Kaohsiung Region

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The Load

Cannes Film Festival 2018 – Directors’ Fortnight

A film by : Ognjen Glavonic
Written by : Ognjen Glavonic

1st feature – 96min – Serbian
Starring : Leon Luvec, Pavle Cemerikic, Tamara Krcunovic, Ivan Lucev

Synopsis : Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999.
Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, trying to make his way in a country scarred by the war. He knows that once the job is over, he will need to return home and face the consequences of his actions.

International Sales : New Europe Fim Sales
French ReleaseNour Films

Producer : Non-Aligned Films – Ognjen Glavonic, Stefan Ivancic & Dragana Iovovic (Serbia)
Coproduced by: Cinema Defacto – Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt (France), Kinorama – Ankica Juric Tilic (Croatia), Three Gardens Films – Pouria Heidary Oureh (Iran)

With the participation of : CNC – Aides aux Cinemas du Monde / Institut Français, Visions Sud-Est, Hubert Bals Fund, Eurimages, Doha Film Institute

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Cannes Film Festival 2017 –  Critic’s Week

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A film by : Marcela Said
Written by : Marcela Said

2nd feature-film
94 min – drama
Spanish speaking

Original title : Los Perros
French title : Mariana

Starring : Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Sieveking, Rafael Spregelburd
Shooting : Autumn 2016

Synopsis : Mariana (42) is part of that Chilean upper class that takes privilege for granted. Despised by both her father and her husband, she feels a strange attraction towards her riding teacher, Juan (60), a former colonel suspected of human rights abuses during the dictatorship. But their offending affair cracks through the invisible walls that protect her family from the past.

Producers :  Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt / Cinéma Defacto (France), Augusto Matte / Jirafa Films (Chile)
In coproduction with : Santiago Gallelli & Benjamin Domenech / Rei Cine (Argentina), Joao Matos / Terratreme Filmes (Portugal), Jonas Katzenstein & Maximilian Leo / augenschein Filmproduktion (Germany)
In association with : Dan Wechsler & Jamal Zeinal Zade  / Bord Cadre films (Switzerland)
International Sales : Films Boutique
Distribution France : Nour Films
Release dates : France / December 2017

With the participation of : CNC – Aides aux Cinemas du Monde / Institut Français, CNC – French-Portuguese Coproduction Support, FFA Fondo Audovisual, INCAA, World Cinema Fund Europe, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Ibermedia, Arte International Prize

Festivals  : Critics’ Week – Cannes Film Festival 2017, Cine en Construccion – Toulouse 2017






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Cannes Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection Un Certain Regard
A film by : Annarita Zambrano
Written by : Annarita Zambrano & Delphine Agut

1st fiction feature film
Language : Italian / French
Original title : Dopo la guerra ( Après la Guerre )
Cast : Giuseppe Battiston, Barbora Babulova, Charlotte Cétaire, Marilyne Canto, Jean-Marc Barr

Shooting : September- October 2016 – France / Italy


Bologna, 2002. The opposition to the Labor Law explodes in universities. The murder of a judge reopens old political wounds between Italy and France. Marco, a former left-wing activist, sentenced for murder and exiled in France for 20 years, thanks to the Mitterrand doctrine, is accused of having ordered the attack. The Italian government requests his extradition. Forced to flee with Viola, his 16 year old daughter, his life will change forever, as well as his family’s in Italy who has to pay for Marco’s past faults.

Producers : Stéphanie Douet / Sensito Films, Tom Dercourt / Cinéma Defacto
Coproducers : Mario Mazzarotto / Movimento Film (Italy) , Serge de Poucques & Sylvain Goldberg/ Nexus Factory (Belgium) / Dan Wechsler & Jamal Zeinal Zade / Bord Cadre films (Switzerland)

With support from: CNC – Avance sur recettes,  CICLIC – Aide à l’écriture, CNC France-Italy Coproduction Fund for Development, Fondation GAN, Région Aquitaine, Emilie-Romagne Region
Awards : Sopadin Script – Jury Prize
International Sales : Pyramide
Distribution France : Pyramide

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Status : Completed
A film by : Anca Damian
Written by : Anca Damian

3rd feature
100min – drama


Synopsis : Ivan Semciuc (a journalist), is a charismatic man nonetheless guilty of cynicism and lack of compassion. A seemingly meaningless sexual encounter with a translator in a hotel room in Kabul produces a vital revolution in Ivan’s unshakeable lifestyle.
After Ivan’s arrival back to Bucharest, Ioana is found dead, with her wrists cut. Ivan starts living in the absent presence of Ioana, who is starting to be more vivid in death than in life.

Producers : Anca Damian / Aparte Film (Romania)
Coproducers : Tom Dercourt  & Sophie Erbs / Cinema Defacto (France)
With the participation of : MEDIA – development funding, Romanian Film Fund, HBO, Orange, Eurimages

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Selection – Director’s Fortnight 2015

Status : Completed
A film by : Magnus von Horn
Written by : Magnus von Horn

1st feature film
2015 – 95 min – Drama
Swedish speaking
Original Title : Efterskalv / Intruz
French Title : Le Lendemain

Shooting : Autumn 2013 – Sweden
Starring : Ulrik Munther, Camilla Olsson, Mats Blomgren

Synopsis :
The Here After is the story of 17-year-old John who has just been released from jail after having served a juvenile sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. He returns home to his father and the community where the crime was committed in hope of a second chance at life. But the more he tries to move on the more he realises that he has not been able to leave the past behind. A journey, which eventually leads him to the only person who can set him free – the mother of the girl he killed.

Producers : Mariusz Wlodarsk, Lava Films (Poland) / Madeleine Eckman, Zentropa (Sweden)
Co-producers : Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt / Cinema Defacto (France)
International Sales : New Europe Film Sales
Distribution : Nour Films (France)
With the participation of : Cinemas du monde – CNC / Institut Français, Eurimages
Theatrical Release :
Sweden – November 20th 2015
France – June 1st 2016
Awards : 3 Gulbaggen awards
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Cannes Film Festival 2016 – Official Selection

 Un Certain Regard

Status : completed
A film by : Boo Junfeng
Written by : Boo Junfeng

2nd feature
96 min – drama
Malay, English speaking

Shot in : Fall 2014
Starring : 
Fir Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad

Synopsis :

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate.

At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim’s assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along.

Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?

Producers : Peanut Pictures – Raymond Phathanavirangoon (Singapore), Akanga Film Asia – Fran Borgia (Singapore) – Zhao Wei Films – Tan Fong Chen (Singapore)
Executive Producers : Eric Khoo, Pang Ho-Cheung, Subi Liang, Jim Rogers, Paige Parker
In coproduction with : Cinema Defacto – Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt (France), Augenschein Filmproduktion – Maximilian Leo & Jonas Katzenstein (Germany)
With the participation of : ZDF / Das Kleine Fernsehspiel / arte,  Singapore Film Commission, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Busan Asian Cinema Fund, TorinoFilmLab / Creative Europe MEDIA, Région Ile-de-France, CNC – Aide aux Cinemas du Monde / Institut Français, Doha Film Institute

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Status :          Completed
A film by :      Ognjen Glavonic
80 min – documentary feature
Language: Serbo-Croatian, Albanian
Original title : Dubina Dva


Synopsis :

A combination of spoken testimonies and images of the places where the crimes happened 17 years ago, DEPTH TWO is an experimental documentary thriller about a mass grave in the suburbs of Belgrade.

In an attempt to uncover, shed a light on and give a voice to these stories, intentionally buried in silence, the film speaks directly to the sensations, imagination and emotions of the viewer, in a hypnotic and meditative way.

Producer : Non-Aligned Films (Serbia) & Humanitarian Law Center (Serbia)
In coproduction with :  Cinema Defacto – Sophie Erbs (France)
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Festivals :  Berlinale Official Selection – Forum 2016, Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers – Official Competition

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Status : Completed
A film by : Petr Vaclav
Written by : Petr Vaclav


Feature Documentary
Languages : French, Czech

Original title : Zpověď zapomenutého
Shooting : Summer 2015, Czech Republic


Synopsis : The film follows the staging process of the opera Olimpiade while at the same time exploring the dramatic life of its composer Josef Myslivecek, a friend and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


Producer : Mimesis Film – Jan Macola
In coproduction with : Cinema Defacto – Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt
With financial support from : Czech TV

Awards : FIPA 2016 – Best Music

Festivals :

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A film by :       Susana Nobre
Written by :    Susana Nobre

Original title: Tempo Comum
1st fiction feature
90min – drama
Shooting : September – October 2016

Synopsis :

One of the most far-reaching events in a human life is the birth of your baby. But life with a newborn can be so ordinary and at the same time all-embracing: the wash is drying in the corridor, the bathroom has to be cleaned. In the calm rhythm of the day, Ordinary Time skims past authentic moments like this.
In her feature debut, the Portuguese filmmaker Susana Nobre presents pregnancy leave in a charming and sensitive way, while avoiding the romance and the drama. Conversations with visiting friends do open up a more complex world behind the ordinariness, however. Like the girlfriend who is quarrelling with her daughter about her slow morning ritual, and the friend who has decided to have no children because he doesn’t want to pass on his worse characteristics. We mainly see the new generation sleeping peacefully in this film.

Producer : Terratreme Filmes – Joao Matos (Portugal)
In coproduction with :  Cinéma Defacto – Sophie Erbs (France)
With the participation of :  ICA/CNC French-Portuguese coproduction support

Festivals :







Status : Completed

A film by : Petr Vaclav
Written by : Petr Vaclav

5th feature film
90 minutes – Social Road-Movie
Czech/Romani/French/English/Italian speaking
Original title : Skokan
Starring :  Julius Oracko, Karidja Touré, Klaudia Dudova

Synopsis :

Czech Republic, April 2015.

“The Frog”, 28 years-old man, finished his stay in prison. He is given the clothes in which he was arrested there a few years. Outside, in front of the wall decorated with barbed wire, the street is empty. Nobody expects “The Frog”.

In the city where he lands, he has nowhere to go. No house. No work. His family does not want him.
Overnight, he decides to leave everything in order to launch his singing career, and heads for the Cannes Film Festival.

Producer :  Mimesis – Jan Macola
In coproduction with : Cinema Defacto – Tom Dercourt & Sophie Erbs
With the participation of :  Czech TV, CNC – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Aide à la diversité

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Selection – Berlinale 2015 – Official Competition

A film by  : Andreas Dresen
Written by : Wolfgang Kohlhaase & Andreas Dresen

90min – Comedy / Drama
German speaking
Original title: Als Wir Träumten

Starring : Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Marcel Heuperman, Joel Basman, Pit Bukowski, Frederic Haselon

Synopsis :

In 1990s east Germany, three boys are in love with techno music and start their own club.

Producer : Rommel Film – Peter Rommel
In coproduction with : Cinema Defacto  – Tom Dercourt, Iskremas Filmproduktion – Andreas Dresen & Andreas Leusink
With the participation of: Arte France – Cinéma
International Sales : The Match Factory
French Distribution: Sophie Dulac Distribution
Theatrical Release France:  3rd of February, 2015

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Festivals :

Berlinale 2015


Czech Lions 2015 – 7 awards

A film by : Petr Vaclav
Written by: Petr Vaclav

2nd feature film
Czech Republic / France
2014 – 90 min – Drama
Romany & Czech speaking
Original title – « Cesta Ven »
French title – « Zaneta»

Starring : Klaudia Dudova, David Istok, Sara Makulova

Synopsis :
Taking place in the Czech Republic in 2013, Cesta Ven is the story of a young Gipsy couple who wish to live an ordinary life – something impossible for Gipsies. Alone, they lead an uneven struggle against the hostile majority that denies them the right to a decent existence. And they must protect their dignity and love.

Producers : Moloko Film – Jan Macola (Czech Republic)
Coproducers: Cinéma Defacto – Tom Dercourt & Sophie Erbs (France)
Distribution : Norte Distribution (France)
International sales : Premium Films
Release date, France : May 6th, 2015
With the participation of : Cinemas du Monde – CNC / Institut Français, Arte-Cofinova, Région Ile-de-France

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Status :          Completed
A film by :      Petr Vaclav
Written by :   Petr Vaclav

4th feature
100min – drama
Czech speaking

Original title : Nikdy Nejsme Sami
Shooting : Summer 2014, Czech Republic
Starring : Miroslav Hanus, Martin Mysicka, Zdenek Golda, Klaudia Dudova

Synopsis : Czech Republic, nowadays. Voisin, a prison guard and castrating father moves into a village with Ferda Voisin (10), his son. He suffers from this paternal terror.

On the other side of the road, Jana lives with Hyppolite, her unemployed and hypochondriac husband. Jana cannot stand this situation any longer. She is the manager and cashier in a supermarket owned by her father. They stopped talking to each other when she married this despicable man, who sinks a little more each day in his paranoia. While their two children, Robin and Julek, grow also at odds with the power of adults.

Milan, a successful pimp, stops by her supermarket to buy cigarettes. For Jana, it is love at first sight. She sets off to conquer his heart. But Milan is in love with Sylvie, a stripper who is expecting her boyfriend who is serving a sentence in the prison where Voisin works as a guard …

Producer : Mimesis Film – Jan Macola
In coproduction with :  Cinema Defacto – Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt
International Sales : WIDE Management
With the participation of : Région Ile-de-France Aide à la post-production, Czech TV

Festivals :  Berlinale Official Selection – Forum 2016

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A film by : Marcela Said
Written by: Marcela Said & Julio Rojas

First feature film
Chile / France
2014 – 87 min – Drama
Spanish speaking
Original title – « El verano de los peces voladores »

Starring : Francisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, Maria Izquierdo, Emilia Lara

Synopsis :
Manena is a very determined teenager, and the darling daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacations to a single obsession: the extermination of carp fish that invade his artificial lagoon. As he resorts to more and more extreme methods, Manena experiences her first love, deception; and discovers a world that silently co-exists alongside her own: that of the Mapuche Indian workers who claim access to these lands… and who stand up to her father.

Producers : Bruno Bettati, Jirafa /Tom Dercourt & Sophie Erbs, Cinéma Defacto
Distribution : Cinéma Defacto Distribution (France)
International sales : Alpha Violet
With the participation of : Fonds Sud – CNC, Institut Français, Région Ile de France, Arte – Cofinova 9

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A film by : Pia Marais
Written by : Pia Marais & Horst Markgraf

3rd feature film
Germany / France / South Africa / Netherlands
2012 – 108min – Thriller
English speaking

Starring : Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks

Synopsis : LAYLA a young polygraphist in South Africa, is given the opportunity to get proper employment in a company specialized in the business of lie detection and security. When his estranged father is unable to look after him, Layla must take her young son KANE with on her journey. As they head into the country, an accident happens. From this moment on, the life of Layla and her son will never be the same…

Producers : Claudia Steffen & Christoph Friedel, Pandora Film
In coproduction with : Tom Dercourt & Sophie Erbs, Cinema Defacto /Jérémy Nathan, DV8 Films / Frans Van Gestel, IDTV Film
International Sales : The Match Factory
Distribution : Jour2Fête (France), RealFiktion (Germany)

Festivals :

Berlinale 2013 – Official Competition – Special Mention

Trailer :

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A film by : Géraldine Bajard
Written by : Géraldine Bajard

1st feature film
France / Germany
2010 – 100min – Drama
French speaking
Original title – La Lisière

Starring : Melvil Poupaud, Hippolyte Girardot, Audrey Marnay, Phénix Brossard, Alice de Jode, Elias Borst

Synopsis : François, a young newly graduated doctor, leaves Paris to settle in Beauval, a new town where the brand new suburban housing align monotonously in the Residence “Les Hauteurs de Beauval”. François quickly becomes the target of a group of teenagers led by Cédric and Matthieu, the charismatic leader and his mate. The group drowns its boredom by playing dangerous games, on the edge of the forest.
Challenges, provocation, seduction, everything is good to break the day to day life. But one night, one of these games goes wrong…

Producers : Cinema Defacto – Tom Dercourt, 23/5 Filmproduktion – Britta Knöller & Hans-Christian Schmid
International Sales : The Match Factory
Distribution : Zootrope Films (France)

Theatrical Release France : April 27th 2011

With participation of : Avance sur Recettes of CNC, Canal +, CinéCinéma, Région Ile de France



A film by : Ágnes Kocsis
Written by : Ágnes Kocsis, Andrea Roberti

2nd feature film
Hungary/ Austria / France / Netherlands
2010 – 130min – Drama
Language: Magyar

Starring : Eva Gabor, Istvan Znamenak, Akos Horvath, Lia Pokorny, Izabella Hegyi

Synopsis : Piroska is an overweight, alienated nurse who can’t resist cream-filled pastries. She works in the terminal ward of a hospital; her life is surrounded by death. One day she sets off to find her long-lost childhood friend. While tracing her recollections, she embarks on a paradox-filled voyage
within her own memory and the memory of those she encounters.

Producers : KMH Film – Ferenc Pusztai (Hungary)
Co-producers : Cinema Defacto (France), Isabella Films (Netherlands), Freibeuter Film (Austria)
International Sales : Elle Driver
Distribution France: Shellac
Theatrical Release France: 25th of July 2012
With participation from: Cofinova 5 and Soficinema 5

Festival :

Selection – Un Certain Regard 2010 – Prix Fipresci

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A film by : Romain Cogitore
Written by : Romain Cogitore

1st feature film
2010 – 90min – Drama
French speaking

Original title : Nos Résistances
Starring : François Civil, Grégoire Colin, Grégory Gatignol, Jules Sitruk, Michel Vuillermoz

Synopsis : Summer 1944.
François is a 19 years old, carefree rescuer, who secretly wishes to sleep with his girlfriend.
One evening they are about to make the leap, but a Resistance fighter comes for help.
François goes to the maquis in order to impress the girl and joins a group of fifteen immature boys.
But up there, nothing goes as planned.
The war catches up with them, brutally marking the end of innocence and François is caught in the crossfire …

Producers : Cinema Defacto – Tom Dercourt & Sophie Erbs
Distribution: Shellac (France)
Theatrical Release France : January 5th 2011
With participation from : Orange Cinema Series, Ciné Cinéma,
Région Alsace, Région Lorraine, Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg, Cofinova 6, and Procirep / Angoa-Agicoa

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A film by : Alicia Duffy
Written by : Alicia Duffy
Adaptated from: “The Republic of Trees” by Sam Taylor

1st feature film
United-Kingdom / Ireland / Belgium / France
2010 – 90min – Drama
English speaking

Starring : Jack Gleeson, Imogen Jones, David Brazil, David Wilmot, Kate Duchene

Synopsis : All Good Children tell the story of Dara, a young Irish boy who is moved to rural France with his brother Eoin after the death of their mother. There, the boys befriend a local English family and the vulnerable Dara falls under the spell of their young daughter Bella, but when she begins to pull away, Dara’s feelings for her start to get out of hand…

Producers : Caveman Films (United Kingdom)
Jonathan Cavendish – Element Pictures (Ireland)
Co-producers : Tom Dercourt – Cinema Defacto (France)
Patrick Quinet – Artemis Production (Belgium)
International Sales: Coach 14
Distribution: Cinema Defacto Distribution (France)
Theatrical Release France : August 3rd 2011
With participation from : Canal +, ZDF-Arte, Arte-Cofinova 5.

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A film by : François Rotger
Written by : François Rotger

2nd feature film
France / Canada
2008 – 110min – Drama
French / English speaking

Starring : Marina Hands, Laurence Leboeuf, Tony Ward, Daniel Pilon

Synopsis : Jen will be fifteen this year. Since her father’s passing, she lives alone with her young mother Sarah, on the outskirts of Covina, a small town in North America. One day Ian, her father’s half-brother, moves into their barn to lend a hand. Jen is fascinated by this man who does not seem to belong to anything or anyone. This unexpected presence creates a distance between the mother and her daughter. Jen escapes with Ian for a violent and wild night, which forces him to escape alone in the hostile forests of the North. Thus begins a relentless manhunt. For Jen, nothing will ever be the same.

Producers : Tom Dercourt – Cinema Defacto (France)
Co-producers : Nicolas Comeau -1976 Production (Canada)
International Sales: Roissy Films
Distribution: Ad Vitam
Theatrical Release France: June 10th 2009
With participation from: CNC, Canal +, Ciné Cinéma, Cofinova,
Cofinova-Arte, France Television Distribution

Festivals :

Locarno Film Festival 2008
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2008
Pusan Film Festival 2008
Hofer Film Tage 2008

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A film by : Michelange Quay
Written by : Michelange Quay

1st feature film
France / Haïti
2007 – 107min – Drama
French speaking
Original Title: Mange, ceci est mon corps

Starring : Sylvie Testud, Catherine Samie, Hans Dacosta Saint Val

Synopsis : Haiti, a solitary black island abandoned to its poverty and misery. A white woman, Madame, lives in a colonial fantasy in which she helps to teach, inspire and feed the retched masses of the world.

This film is a hypnotic and visceral experience that will take us to the heart of First Black Republic’s spiritual and material suffering.

Producers : Tom Dercourt – Cinema Defacto (France)
Co-producers : Les Films à un dollar (France)
Union Films (Haïti)
International Sales: Memento Films International
Distribution: Shellac (France)
Theatrical Release France: October 22nd, 2008
With participation from: CNC, Centre Images, Fonds Francophone de Production Audiovisuelle du Sud, Fondation Groupama-Gan, Fonds Images de la Diversité

Festivals :

Toronto Film Festival 2007
Sundance Film Festival 2008
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2008
Festival du Film de Hong-Kong

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A film by : François Rotger
Written by : François Rotger

1st feature film
France / Japan / Canada
2005 – 88min – Drama
Japanese / English speaking

Starring : Yusuke Iseya, Gabrielle Lazure, Ryo Kase, Kumi Kaneko, Yosuke Natsuki, François Trottier, Veroushka Knoge

Synopsis : An impossible love story.
A father is involved with the Yakusas.
A man is charged with robbery and flees Japan.
A woman is petrified at the idea of time passing her by.
Two countries, two cultures, Japan and Canada.
A different notion of courage, of solitude…

A thriller that divulges at every bend the ver so complex nature of those who live as best as they can.
Because what they ache for in life and what they get are two very different things.

Producers : Tom Dercourt – Les Films à un dollar (France)
Co-producers : Les Films de l’Isle – Ian Boyd (Canada),
Aviva Communications – Stéphane Raymond (Canada),
River Films – Mariko Hirakawa (Japon)
International Sales: Wild Bunch
Distribution: Shellac (France)
Theatrical Release France: July 12th, 2006
With participation from: CNC, Sodec, Téléfilm Canada, Cofinova 1

Festivals :

Festival Premiers Plans – Angers

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A film by : Christophe Ali & Nicolas Bonilauri
Written by : Christophe Ali & Nicolas Bonilauri

2nd feature film
2004 – 80min – Thriller
French speaking
Original title: Camping Sauvage

Starring : Denis Lavant, Isild Le Besco, Pascal Bongard, Yann tregouët, Raphaëlle Misrahi, Emmanuelle Bercot

Synopsis : A campsite near a lake during summer vacation. Camille, 17, drags her boredom, caught between her parents and her boyfriend . She meets Blaise, in his forties, who was just hired as a sailing instructor.
Camille and Blaise both endure the same pain of living that brings them closer and away from others. But their complicity fuels rumors, which infuriates their entourage and unleashes passions . They rush into a dangerous love story …

Producers : Tom Dercourt – Les Films à un dollar
Co-producers : GL pipa, Sansho Production, Ratquirit Films
International Sales: Wide Management
Distribution: Shellac (France)
Theatrical Release France: March 29th, 2006
With participation from: CNC

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Festivals :

Berlin Film Festival 2006 – Panorama
Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons

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A film by : Denis Dercourt
Written by : Denis Dercourt

3rd feature film
2003 – 87min – Drama
French speaking

Original title: Mes enfants ne sont pas comme les autres
Starring : Richard Berry, Mathieu amalric, Maurice Garrel, Elodie Peudepièce, Malik Zidi, Frédéric Roullier, Aïssa Maïga

Synopsis : Jean Debart raises two children by himself, and requires from them to study music intensively . As an orchestral musician himself, he is also their teacher. Alexander, 11, is a virtuoso pianist, and seems to obey to his father’s demands. Adele, a brilliant cellist, appears to be less docile than her brother. As she prepares the most reputable music competitions , she falls in love with her companion, Thomas. But a Debart is not allowed to combine music and first love …

Producers : Tom Dercourt – Les Films à un dollar
Co-producers : Roissy Films, Panache Productions, Cipango SN
International Sales: Roissy Films
Distribution : Océans Films Distribution (France)
Theatrical Release France : July 23rd, 2003
With participation from : TSR, Canal + Belgique, RTBF, Région Alsace, Ville de Strasbourg

Festivals :

Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal


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A film by : Christophe Ali & Nicolas Bonilauri
Written by : Christophe Ali & Nicolas Bonilauri

1st feature film
2001 – 61 min – Horror
French speaking

Original title : Le Rat
Starring : Marcel Fix, Florence Quiqueré, Léo Robin, Elsa Joly, Isabelle Tesseron

Synopsis :  In the shadow of the apartment, the rat observes the life of the old man . Today, the weather is good . The old man will get out and finish the work of his life. Follow a woman again and take her home. To complete the box in the forest, for his mother, his only love. But the past comes back to haunt him…

Producers :  Tom Dercourt – Les Films à un dollar
Distribution : Les Films à un Dollar (France), Coopérative Nouvelle de Cinéma (Benelux), Cable Hogue Inc. (Japan)
International Sales : Les Films à un Dollar
Theatrical Release France : May 30th, 2001
With participation of : Canal + and CNC

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Festivals :

Festival International de San Sebastian (2000)
International Rotterdam Film Festival (2001)
Festival International du Film Fantastique de Munich (2001)
Festival du Film Fantastique de Puching (2000)
Fantafest (2001)
Festival International du Film Fantastique de Bruxelles (2001)
Seattle Film Festival (2001)
L’Etrange Festival (2000)




The Harvesters
Les Moissonneurs

Cannes Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection Un Certain Regard

Directed by: Etienne Kallosun-certain-regard
Written by : Etienne Kallos

1st festure–105 min – Afrikans / English
Starring : Brent Vermeulen, Alex van Dyk, Juliana Venter, Morné Visser

International Sales : Pyramide International
French Distribution : Pyramide Distribution

Produced by : Cinéma Defacto – Sophie Erbs (France)
In coproduction with: Heretic – Konstantinos Kontovrakis (Greece), Lava Films – Mariusz Wlodarski (Poland), Spier Films (South Africa)
In association with : Bord Cadre Films – Jamal Zeinal Zade & Dan Wechsler (Switzerland), Moonduckling  – Annette Fausboll, Julien Favre & Jean-Alexandre Luciani (Hong-Kong)

With the support of: CNC – Aide aux Cinemas du monde, Institut Français, Fondation Gan – Prix Opening Shot, French-Greek Coproduction Fund CNC/GFC, Polish Film Institute, Greek TV.

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A film by :  Denis Dercourt
Written by : Denis Dercourt

3rd feature
1996 – 97min – Drama
French speaking

Original title : Lise et André
Starring : Isabelle Candelier, Michel Duchaussoy, Aïssa Maïga, Augustin Bartholomé, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Anne le Ny, Guillaume de Tonguedec, Hélène Surgère, Philippe Duclos

Synopsis : Lise believes in miracles . She also believes that to be heard from heaven , nothing beats the services of a real professional. So when it comes to save her son , she calls Father André . But Andrew is a misanthrope , he no longer believes in anything. He refuses to help . Short of arguments, Lise takes André as a hostage. This is the story of a young woman, as desperate as voluntary , who forces a priest to finally do his job.

Producer : Tom Dercourt – Les Films a un Dollar
International Sales :  Les Films a un Dollar
Distribution : Les Films a un Dollar
Release date France :  November 29th 2000

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Bergamo Film Meeting
Festival International du film de St Jean de Luz
New York
Festival du film d’Avignon



A film by :   Denis Dercourt
Written by :   Denis Dercourt

2nd feature
1998 – 88min – Comedy
French speaking

Original title : Les Cachetonneurs
Starring : Pierre Lacan, Marc Citti, Serge Renko, Philippe Clay, Marie-Christine Laurent, Ivry Gitlis, Henri Garcin, Wilfred Benaïche, Clémentine Benoit, Sonia Mankaï

Synopsis : Six music freelancers find themselves in a Normandy chateau to prepare a concert of New Year’s Eve. But the team assembled by Roberto never showed up..
Reluctantly, Roberto had to call Martial, a violist better with verbs than the bow, and flutist, Teresa, whose delivery seems imminent. Diana, the violonist, is a student at the Conservatoire who participates for the first time to this kind of concert. As for the clarinetist, nobody knows him: he was imposed by the squire, an old music lover whose deafness prevents from hearing anything but music.
Before the final show, the team must pratcice at a charity concert in the village’s church and then provide animation in a school. But the prestigious conductor Svarowski, which must come from Austria, doesn’t arrive.
For the six freelancers, harmoniously playing the score becomes everyday a more difficult challenge to keep ..

Producer :  Tom Dercourt – Les Films a un Dollar
Coproducers : Idéa Productions, Ciné Classic
International Sales : Les Films a un Dollar
Distribution : Les Films a un Dollar
Release date France : March 24th 1999
With the participation of : Canal +, CNC


Festival International du film de Namur
Festival Intenational du Film du Caire
Festival International du Film de Calcutta
Festival International du Film de Oslo
Festival International du Film de Valladolid
Festival International du Film de Genève
Festival International du Film de Chicago
Festival International du Film de Portland
Festival du Film Français de Richmond
Festival du Film Français d’Aubagne
Festival du Film Français de Sarlat
Festival du Film Français de Saint-Jean de Luz


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A film by :  Denis Dercourt
Written by : Denis Dercourt

1st feature
1996 – 61min – comedy
French speaking

Original title : Le déménagement
Starring : Stéphane Martin, Elodie Mennegand, Yann Tregoüet, François Gamard, Grégoire Bonnet, Bruno Paviot

Synopsis : Clovis is moving out : he wants to surprise Angelica, the woman of his life, with a new apartment. He is anxious, and the arrival of friends, called on for the occasion does not really help his moods …

Producer : Tom Dercourt – Les Films a un Dollar
In coproduction with : Idea Productions
International Sales :  Les Films a un Dollar
Distribution :  Ciné Classic (France)

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Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur
Festival en Acadie


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Rabiye Kurnaz v. George W. Bush
12th feature – 120 min – German / English / Turkish

A film by Andreas Dresen

Written by Laila Stiele
Premiere: Berlinale 2022, In competition – Silver Bears for Best Screenplay and Best Leading Performance

Produced by Pandora Filmproduktion (Germany)
In coproduction with Cinéma Defacto, Iskremas Filmproduktion (Germany)
International Sales: The Match Factory

Supported by Arte Grand Accord, CNC – Aide à la coproduction franco-allemande.

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A film by : Christophe Ali & Nicolas Bonilauri
Written by : Christophe Ali, Nicolas Bonilauri, Jacques Sotty & Philippe Blasband
3rd feature film
90 minutes – psychological thriller
French speaking
Original title : La Volante

Starring : Nathalie Baye, Malik Zidi, Johan Leysen, Sabrina Seyvecou

Synopsis : As Thomas, a middle age man, drives her wife, Audrey, to the maternity, he strucks and kills a young boy on the road. Marie France, the mother of the latter, is unable to recover from the tragedy. Eight years later, she becomes Thomas’s personal assistant and interfers dangerousely in his personal and professional life with only one idea in mind : to get her son back.

Producers : Cinema Defacto – Tom Dercourt (France), Tarantula – Donato Rotunno (Luxemburg)
In coproduction with : Artemis – Patrick Quinet (Belgium)
French distribution : BAC Films
International Sales : BAC Films
With the participation of : MEDIA, CNC, Procirep / Angoa, Dévelopimage 4, Soficinema 7, Manon 5, Région Lorraine, Sacem

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A film by : Denis Dercourt
Written by : Denis Dercourt

4th feature film
2006 – 188min – Drama
French speaking

Starring : Catherine Frot, Déborah François, Pascal Greggory, Clotilde Mollet, Xavier de Guillebon, Christine Citti,

Synopsis : Mélanie, the daughter of a butcher in a small provincial town, is ten years old and seems to have a gift for the piano. She tries the entrance examination at the conservatory but fails, unsettled by the casual attitude of the president of the jury , a recognized pianist. Deeply disappointed, Mélanie gives up the piano. A decade later, during an internship, Mélanie meets Mr. Fouchécourt, the husband of the woman who has changed the course of her life. Mélanie gets noticed for her organizational skills and dedication, and is recruited at Mr. Fouchécourt’s to watch over his son. The meeting with Ms. Fouchécourt goes wonderfully well as Melanie shows her sensitivity to music and becomes her page turner …

Producers : Michel Saint-Jean – Diaphana Films
Co-producers : Tom Dercourt – Les Films à un dollar (France)
International Sales: Films Distribution
Distribution: Diaphana (France)
Theatrical Release France: August 9th, 2006
With participation from: Canal +, France 3 Cinéma, Région Ile de France, CinéCinéma,  Procirep and Angoa-Agicoa, Banque Populaire Images 6 and Sofica Soficinéma

Festivals :

UN CERTAIN REGARD_0Festival de Cannes – Un Certain Regard 2006
Festival International du Film de Toronto 2006
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal 2006
Festival International du Film de Hong Kong 2007
Festival International du Film d’Edimbourg 2006
Festival International du Film de Rio de Janeiro 2006


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