TANDEM - INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION SUMMIT PANELISTS AT NATPE EUROPE TO INCLUDE TOP NETWORK EXECUTIVES, PRODUCERS, SHOW-RUNNERS & PRODUCTION COMPANY EXECUTIVES
75 YEARS AFTER IT PREMIERED, DAY BREAK BY MARCEL CARNÉ WILL BE RESTORED AND RELEASED ONCE AGAIN, INCLUDING THE SCENES CUT OUT BY THE VICHY REGIME.
STUDIOCANAL teamed up with ÉCLAIR to start restoring Marcel Carné’s masterpiece DAY BREAK in 2013. They reviewed the period copies, met cinema specialists and historians, and found that scenes had been cut out and tampered with by Vichy regime censors (a scene where Arletty showers naked and one suggesting that police officers were fascist mercenaries). The credits were also altered: Curt Courant and Alexandre Trauner among other names were removed.
The film was then simply banned altogether because it was deemed overly “demoralising”. During restoration work, film libraries around the world were contacted via the FIAF (Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film) to find the cut scenes.
Very recently, the film libraries in Milan and Brussels replied that they had the missing scenes. Eclair assessed the material and confirmed that these scenes could be included in the film after a considerable amount of restoration work and video and audio calibration to blend them as seamlessly as possible into the restored film.
STUDIOCANAL will be releasing the full restored version of DAY BREAK on 24 September in cinemas and video in France. The film will also be released thereafter in the US, UK, Germany and other countries.
STUDIOCANAL, SØREN SVEISTRUP, ADAM PRICE AND META LOUISE FOLDAGER TO CREATE SAM, A NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY
STUDIOCANAL, CANAL+ Group, and the writers and creators, Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price, and producer & CEO Meta Louise Foldager are pleased to announce the creation of a new production company SAM Productions ApS. - named after the three key forces: Søren, Adam and Meta.
STUDIOCANAL AND NORDISK FILM PRODUCTION A/S TO PARTNER ON A WAR, DIRECTED BY TOBIAS LINDHOLM
STUDIOCANAL and NORDISK FILM PRODUCTION A/S are glad to announce they will partner on A WAR, from Tobias Lindholm, writer and director of the critically acclaimed A HIJACKING. Lindholm also wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature film THE HUNT and TV series BORGEN.
The film will reunite Tobias Lindholm with Pilou Asbæk for their third feature together (R,
A HIJACKING). Asbæk stars as Major Claus Michael Pedersen a soldier put on trial upon his return from tour of duty in Afghanistan. Cast will be completed by Tuva Novotny, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck and Dulfi Al-Jabouri.
A WAR is produced by Tomas Radoor and René Ezra for NORDISK FILM PRODUCTION A/S.
NORDISK FILM DISTRIBUTION A/S will distribute in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.
STUDIOCANAL will distribute in France, Germany, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and will handle international sales. STUDIOCANAL will start selling the film in Cannes.
EN EQUILIBRE BY DENIS DERCOURT, FEATURING ALBERT DUPONTEL AND CÉCILE DE FRANCE, GOES INTO PRODUCTION.
Denis Dercourt (THE PAGE TURNER, DEMAIN DES L’AUBE…) is about to start shooting EN EQUILIBRE. He has also written the screenplay.
This comedy-drama will feature Albert Dupontel and Cécile de France.
Shooting in Pays de Loire and Brittany will begin on 19 May 2014 and last 7 weeks.
EN EQUILIBRE is produced by Mandarin Cinéma and coproduced by STUDIOCANAL, CINEFRANCE 1888 and France 3, in association with CANAL+ and Ciné+, with the support of the Région des Pays de Loire.
STUDIOCANAL handles all distribution rights and international sales.
Marc is a horseback stuntman who has a serious accident on a set. He will never ride again. Florence is the insurance company officer handling this broken man’s case. Their brief encounter will disrupt their equilibrium.