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Wide's World Premières Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues in Sundance

Wide Management line up for Sundance Film Festival 2007.

Agathe Valentin, in charge of the International Sales, will be attending the Sundance Film Festival from the 24th to the 28th of January 2007 where Wide Management will be presenting in the World Dramatic Competition Section:

Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues, coproduction between France, Canada and Burkina Faso, starring Makena Diop, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Fatou Tall-Salgues. World Première at the Sundance Film Festival, the film tells about Mocktar Dicko, a Nigerian peasant, who goes to look for work in Essakane, a gold mine in northeastern Burkina Faso. In this prison with bars of wind and dust, he hopes to forget the past that haunts him.

The Sugar Curtain
2006 – France/Spain – 82 min – Color – Documentary
Directed by Camila GUZMAN URZUA
Original title: The Sugar Curtain
Original language: Spanish
Synopsis: A personal, autobiographic documentary on the generation of Cubans born and raised in the golden
years of the Revolution. An intimate portrait endeavouring to rescue the reality of their childhood, asking what
happened to the generation of Cubans who saw their ideals tumble around them as they came of age.
Produced by Paraiso Productions Diffusion (Camila Guzmán Urzúa)
Festivals: - Toronto International Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection "REAL TO REEL"
- San Sebastian International Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection "Horizontes Latinos"
- Berlin International Film Festival 2007 – Official Selection FORUM
Awards: - San Sebastian International Film Festival 2005 – TVE Award Cinema en Construccion
Available territories: World except North America, South America, France

Stolen Holidays
2006 – France – 90min – Color – Drama
Directed by Olivier Peyon
Original title: Les Petites Vacances
Original language: French
Cast: Bernadette Lafont, Claude Brasseur, Adèle Crech
Synopsis: For Daniele, a retired teacher, weekends with her grandchildren are the highlights of her everyday
routine. Sometimes, however, she does little more than "transfer" the two children between their divorced
mother and father. And suddenly there are some "friends of friends" who take care of the children when the
father has no time for them. Everything is organised – wonderful patchwork family chaos. One day, the
grandmother takes the two children on an improvised trip. She tries to hold onto the precious atmosphere of
these stolen holidays as long as possible – until it seems impossible to go back. The fun trip becomes a journey
to the melancholy of farewell.
Produced by Gérard Lacroix, Edgard Tenenbaum (Tu Vas Voir)
Festivals: - Mill Valley Film Festival, USA 2006 - "Official Premiere" Selection
- London Film Festival, UK 2006 - "French Revolutions" Section
- International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany 2006 - International Competition

Il sera une fois
2007 – France – 76 min – Color – Drama
Directed by Sandrine VEYSSET
Original title: Il Sera une Fois
Original language: French
Cast: Alphonse Emery, Lucie Regnier, Dominique Reymond, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Michael
Lonsdale, Marc Barbé, Béata Nilska, Françoise Lebrun.
Synopsis: Countdown is Pierrot’s way of living. He has for obsession the time going by, and fears his
mother’s death. His only friend Elise, and the lonely bunker on top of the hill, here is all Pierrot’s
universe. Visions come to him more often, becoming hallucinations. Old age is everywhere, already
surrounding him. One night, the countdown comes to its end, madness reaches its limits and Pierrot
finds himself facing the old man he will become. A strange journey starts for this improbable duet….
Produced by Art Mell Production

2006 – France – 114 min – Color – Drama
Directed by Alain ROBBE-GRILLET
Original title: C’est Gradiva qui vous appelle
Original language: French
Cast : James Wilby, Arielle Dombasle, Dany Verissimo, Farid Chopel
Synopsis: John Locke, an art historian, is doing research on Orientalism in the visual arts — with a
particular focus on Delacroix and the work he did in Morocco — under the jealous scrutiny of Belkis,
his very young and enigmatic servant-mistress. John stumbles into a series of recurring, elusive
encounters with a willowy, evanescent woman in the medina, who lures him through a labyrinth of
Marrakech alleyways and then vanishes into thin air. Finally, he meets Anatoli, an alleged antiques
dealer and coordinator of Orientalism exhibitions for perverse amateurs. Despite Belkis’ desperate
objections, John is drawn into this web of sado-erotic phantasms by Anatoli and the pseudo-ghost of
the too-beautiful woman, without realizing that he’s being manipulated.
Produced by Les Films du lendemain (Kristina Larsen)
Festivals: - Venice International Film Festival 2006 – Special Event - out of competition - Orizzonti Section

2006 – France – 87 min – Color – Psychological Drama
Directed by Alanté KAVAÏTĖ
Original title: Ecoute le temps
Original language: French
Cast : Emilie Dequenne, Ludmila Mikael, Mathieu Demy, Jacques Spiesser, Étienne Chicot
Synopsis: Charlotte is a sound engineer. Her mother is murdered in her house in the countryside. Once there,
Charlotte realizes that she doesn’t know much about her mother’s life in the village. The official investigation isn't
going anywhere, and the place seems full of secrets. Charlotte decides to take action. She uses her sound
equipment to carry out her own investigation. While listening to a recording just made in the house where the
murder took place, Charlotte discovers a strange phenomenon : sounds from the past blend in with sounds from
the present.
Produced by Les Films d'Antoine (Antoine Simkine)
Festivals: - Los Angeles International Film Festival 2006 – Official Feature Films Competition

Return to Goree
2006 – Switzerland – 112min – Color – Documentary
Directed by Pierre-Yves BORGEAUD
Original title: Retour à Gorée
Original language: French, English, Wolof
Synopsis: This musical road-movie tells of African singer Youssou N’Dour’s epic journey following the trail left
by the blacks slaves and the jazz music they invented. Youssou N’Dour’s challenge is to bring back to Africa a
jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Gorée, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to
commemorates its victims. Guided in his travel by blind pianist Moncef Genoud, N’Dour travels across the United
States and Europe. Accompanied by some of the world’s most exceptional musicians, they meet people and well
known figures, and create, through concerts, encounters and debates, music which transcends cultural division.
Produced by Cab Productions (Jean-Louis Porchet)

Nuage (In Post Production)
2007 – France – 90min –Color – Fantastic
Directed by Sebastian Betbeder
Original language: French
Cast : Nathalie Boutefeu, Aurore Clément, Adrien Michaux, Bruno Sermonne
Synopsis: Clara and her father, a very tired photographe, are waiting for the return of the mother and the wife,
who mysteriously vanished. In another town nearby, Simon meets Clara and for a moment, the world fades to
dark. Then his memory gets unclear. Then, the cloud takes more space and divides the human beings and the
Produced by Les Films du Worso (Sylvie Pialat)

Border Post
2006 – Bosnia and Herzegovina – 95 min – Color – Comedy
Directed by Rajko GRLIC
Original title: Karaula
Original language: Serbian
Based upon the novel by Ante Tomić "Nothing Can Suprise Us"
Cast : Toni Gojanović, Sergej Trifunović, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Verica Nedeska
Synopsis: 1987. It’s the seventh year anniversary of Tito’s death and official celebrations paralyse the country. A
military detachment on the Albanian border is on standby due to strong rumours of movements by Albanese
troops preparing to invade Yugoslavia. If the truth be told, the soldier in charge of the post has cancelled all
permits for far more prosaic reasons. An X-ray of a multiethnic group, obvious parabole of the falling apart of
Yugoslavia, directed at a jaunty speed that doesn’t give the spectator a minute’s rest.
Produced by Refresh Productions (Ademir Kenović)
Festivals: - San Sebastian International Film Festival 2006 – Official Competition
- Raindance Film Festival, UK 2006 - Official Selection
- Filmfest Hamburg, germany 2006 - Eurovisuell Section
- Warsaw International Film Festival 2006 – Regional Competition
- Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier, France 2006 - Official Selection
-Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece 2006 - Balkan Survey Section

2005 – Lebanon – 112min – Color – Comedy/Drama/Musical
Directed by Philippe ARACTINGI
Original title: Bosta
Original language: Arabic
Cast: Rodney El Haddad, Nadine Labaki, Mahmoud Mabsout Rodney El Haddad, Nadine Labaki, Mahmoud
Synopsis: After 15 years in exile in France, Kamal returns to Beirut, determined to revive his school dance
group. He and his friends are reunited and set out to give a new, westernized flavor to the traditional Dabkeh
dance, injecting it with their modern, alternative spirit. But when auditioning for the national Anjar Dance Festival
they are rejected by the conservative judges, who accuse them of damaging Lebanon's last cultural icon.
Undeterred, they defy the traditionalists by touring Lebanon aboard their old school bus, performing their new
dance in villages.
Produced by Autobus LTD (Philippe Aractingi)
Festivals: - Dubai International Film Festival 2005 – Official Selection
- Seattle Arab & Iranian Film Festival 2006 – Official Competition
- Alwan Arab and Iranian film festival in New York – Official Selection
- Washington, DC International Film Festival – Official Selection
- Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
Awards: - Best Debut Film Award – Arab Film Festival of Rotterdam 2006
- Best Debut Award – Biennale des Cinémas Arabes à Paris 2006

2006 – Algeria/France – 90 min – Color – Drama
Directed by Djamila SAHRAOUI
Original title: Barakat!
Original language: Arabic and French
Cast : Rachida Brakni, Fettouma Bouamari
Synopsis: Somewhere in Algeria, in the years 1990. Amel is a doctor at the hospital. She tries her best to exert
her job and live her life as a young woman in spite of the civil war. One evening, her husband, a journalist, has
vanished. Facing the indifference and the inertia of the authorities, she decides to seek for him herself. She is
followed by Khadija, an energetic nurse who, in her youth, illustrated herself in the engagements for
independence. Through a dubious and perilous tour, the two women will discovered each other, as they will be
confronted with the men of their country…
Produced by Les Films d‘Ici (Richard Copans)
Festivals: - Berlin Film Festival 2006 – Official selection FORUM
- Milan African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
- Barcelona International Women's Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
- World Film Festival of Montreal 2006 – Official Selection
- Haifa International Film Festival 2006 – Official Competition
- Zanzibar International Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
- Copenhagen International Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
- London International Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
- Stockholm International Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
Awards: - Best African Film Special Award – Milan African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival 2006
- Audience Mention for Best Feature Film – Barcelona International Women's Film Festival 2006
- Best Actress Rachida Brakni – Biennale des Cinémas Arabes à Paris 2006

Senior Year
2006 – China – 95 min – Color – Documentary
Directed by Zhou Hao
Original title: Gao San
Original language: Chinese
Synopsis: Study hard! Move ahead! Be patriotic! These slogans are drilled into the minds of Chinese boarding
school students as they struggle to pass their university admission exams. With most of these teens hailing from
poverty-stricken rural villages, their tuition for school is paid through the blood, sweat and tears of their parents.
That’s why they literally study days and nights, waking up three hours before class to recite propagandist
messages which encourage them to stay loyal to the nation. They have no personal space, even the teachers
intrude themselves upon every facet of their lives.
Produced by Perspective Films (Liu Ying)
Festivals: - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2006 – Official Competition

The Bet Collector (Kubrador)
2006 – Philippines– 98 min –Color – Drama
Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian
Original title: Kubrador
Original language: tagalog
Cast : Gina Pareno, Fonz Deza, Soliman Cruz
Synopsis: Amelita or Amy is an aging jueteng kubrador (bet collector). Despite the regular crackdown on
the illegal numbers game, she clings to the job she has known for more than 20 years. She walks around
the poverty-stricken squatter’s neighborhood collecting bets from her regular patrons everyday. Her
husband Eli, who is equally aging, can only manage to help by manning their small sari-sari (variety store).
Amy’s grown up children have all left home. Her eldest daughter Mona works as a domestic helper abroad.
Her second daughter, Juvy, who is always pregnant, lives with her in-laws. Amy’s youngest son, Eric, a
young soldier, recently died on combat duty in Mindanao.
Produced by Josabeth Alonso and Rogelio Rayala (MLR Frilm)
Awards: - Best Film (Main Jury) - – 8th Osian’s Cinefan (New Delhi, India) July 14-23, 2006
- FIPRESCI - International Federation of Film Critics – 8th Osian’s Cinefan (New Delhi, India)
- Best Director (Jeffrey Jeturian) – 8th Osian’s Cinefan (New Delhi, India)
- Best Actress (Ms. Gina Pareňo) – 8th Osian’s Cinefan (New Delhi, India)

Carla’s List
2006 – Switzerland – 95 and 52 mins –Color – Documentary
Directed by Marcel SCHUPBACH
Original title: La Liste de Carla
Original language: French, English, Italian, Serbian
Synopsis: Inside the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, a woman is fighting to get the last
fugitive war criminals under arrest. They are called Ratko Mladic, Radovan Karadzic, and Ante Gotovina. Her
name is Carla Del Ponte. For the very first time, a camera has been allowed behind the scenes of the ICTY, and
follows day by day the work of the Attorney General and his team. The journey brings us from The Hague to New
York, from Belgrade to Washington, Zagreb or Luxemburg, in a thrilling atmosphere of manhunt, gambling and
risk. We follow her quest between truth and lies, between success and deceived hopes, fake news, and lobbying.
Produced by Cab Productions (Jean-Louis Porchet)
- Locarno Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
- CPH Dox Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection
- International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam 2006 – Reflecting Images Section and Movie that Matters
Award (Amnesty International)
- Best Documentary Feature for the the Swiss Cinema Awards 2007

Sonic Mirror
2006 – Switzerland/Finland – 85min – Color
Directed by Mika KAURISMAKI
Original title: Sonic Mirror
Original language: Portuguese, German, English
Synopsis: A surprising and emotional dive into the world of rhythm.... With Billy Cobham to the world of autists in
Switzerland and kids in a favela in Brazil… Everything is rhythm; the heart beating, walking, breathing, music...
Music is communication. Music is identity. Music is emotion. Music is the only language....
Produced by Marco Forster Productions (Marco Forster)

The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio
2006 – Italy – 93min –Color – Documentary
Directed by Agostino FERRENTE
Original title: L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio
Original language: Italian
Synopsis: A film account of the creation of the famous Piazza Vittorio Orchestra, L'Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio
combines music, interviews, a sense of solidarity and the human comedy. Created at the instigation of Mario
Tronco, a film score composer and pianist with the Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel and the collective Apollo 11,
this musical group has its roots in a working-class district of Rome where the Italians are «an ethnic minority».
Shot over a five-year period, from the birth of the orchestra to its recent successes, this documentary brings
together thirty street and professional musicians of various nationalities (some of them illegals), five cameramen,
and three sound engineers. The film highlights and echoes aspects of contemporary Italy, representatative of a
varied sociological and cultural mix. The result is an extraordinary alliance of sounds, harmony and life stories.
Produced by Lucky Red (Andrea Occhipinti)
Festivals: - Locarno Film Festival 2006 – Official Selection

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