Communiqué du 05 septembre 2019
ON THE OCCASION OF THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF), FRANCE TV DISTRIBUTION HAS ADDED TO ITS CINEMA LINE-UP!
Audrey Dana’s new production, Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, is now part of France tv distribution’s movie catalogue. After her directorial debut, French Women, Audrey Dana explores the story of three generations of male depressives. Seven men, all city-dwellers aged between 17 and 70, with nothing in common apart from the fact that they are all on the verge of a nervous breakdown, meet up at a lonely station for an unusual course in the wild that is supposed to get them back on their feet. Each step in this boot camp, designed by an eccentric and feisty female coach, aims to reveal them to themselves. The task seems to be a tough one, especially as nothing goes as planned between these men.
Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown stars Thierry Lhermitte, Ramzy Bedia, François-Xavier Demaison, Laurent Stocker, Pascal Demolon, Michaël Grégorio, Max Baissette de Malglaive and Marina Hands. Shooting is currently in progress and the production is due for theater release in 2020.
Dreamchild directed by Raphaël Jacoulot / Photo : ©TS Productions (photographer Michaël Crotto)
France tv distribution is also distributing Dreamchild (working title) directed by Raphaël Jacoulot, with a remarkable cast that includes Jalil Lespert, Louise Bourgoin and Mélanie Doutey. François (Jalil Lespert) and Noémie (Mélanie Doutey) run a sawmill in the mountains not far from the Swiss border. François has taken over his family's business, making him the fourth generation. He dreams of having a child. After years of failed fertility assistance, they give up on having a baby of their own and turn to adoption. But then François meets Patricia (Louise Bourgoin), new to the neighborhood. They begin a passionate affair. Soon after, Patricia gets pregnant.
Shooting is currently in progress and the production is due for theater release in the second half of 2020.
Find us at the TIFF at the UNIFRANCE BALLROOM stand – HYATT 1st Floor
Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown fact sheet
Directed by Audrey Dana
Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Ramzy Bedia, François-Xavier Demaison, Laurent Stocker, Pascal Demolon, Michaël Grégorio, Max Baissette de Malglaive and featuring Marina Hands
Production: Curiosa Films
French distribution: Warner Bros France
Dreamchild (working title) fact sheet
Directed by Raphaël Jacoulot
Cast: Jalil Lespert, Louise Bourgoin and Mélanie Doutey
Production: TS Productions
French distributor: Paname Distribution
About France tv distribution
France tv distribution works with producers and licensors to maximise revenues from their programmes across all media platforms encompassing video, VOD and music publishing, merchandising, magazine and book publishing, plus French and international distribution and fund-raising.
Since January 2017, France tv distribution has gone hand in hand with distributing films abroad. As a major player on the distribution of rights in France and in foreign markets, this new activity of trading feature films is added to its savoir-faire.