Line-up of cataloguers and distributors

The last day of the 2022 edition of the MIFC started at the Karbone, with the presentation of 13 cataloguers and distributors. A line-up integrated in the exhibitors' course designed with, and therefore opened by, the AFCAE and the ADRC. 

The first speaker of the morning was the AFCAE, which presented its system for arthouse cinemas, consisting of information sheets for exhibitors and support for retrospectives with the creation of a preview program, such as the retrospective dedicated to Louis Malle and distributed by Malavida. The ARDC then took stock of the year 2022, with 30 films from the selection of the Lumière festival be supported and the 8th edition of the Play It Again! The ARDC also announced a retrospective on Patrice Leconte, former president of the agency. It was then the turn of DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum to detail the catalog of its film library, which includes I am an Elephant, Madam by Peter Zadek, The Sinner by Willi Forst or Teenage Wolfpack which launched the career of Horst Buchholz. Di Factory will honor the Polish filmmaker Wojciech Jerzy Has with a retrospective of 14 films and 6 documentaries restored in digital. Studiocanal then adds to its catalog 200 films from Mars Films and announces for the year 2023 the restoration of Contempt by Jean-Luc Godard, Le Magnifique by Philippe de Broca and Arizona Dream by Emir Kusturica. At Pathé, 18 titles have been restored this year, including Le Samouraï, Hôtel de France and No Fear No Die. Films with Fernandel are also in progress, as well as Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. The Alain Chabat comedy, which is being restored by its director, will be released in theaters next year. Pathé then specifies that it has opened its catalog to collaborations for re-releases, citing the example of Francis Weber's The Toy, which will soon be released in theaters under the Splendor banner for the arrival on the big screen of James Huth's Le nouveau jouet. Gaumont has announced a retrospective of the most emblematic films of Jean-Luc Godard's political period, as well as a partnership with Warner for the restoration and remastering of Louis Malle's A Very Private Affair, to be released worldwide. The year 2022 for TF1 Studio was an opportunity to add 29 restorations to its inventory, including those of René Laloux's Gandahar, Diane Kurys' Peppermint Soda and Philippe de Broca's The Man from Rio; in 2023, the distributor will be working on Jost Jaekin's Girls, Jean-Marie Poiré's Les hommes préfèrent les grosses and Henri-Georges Clouzot's The Spies. Theatrical re-releases are also announced: Sacha Guitry's The Comedian and The Lame Devil, the Garden that Tilts and Aloïse with Delphine Seyrig, Spirits of the Dead and Fortunella will return to the big screen in 4K. Carlotta Films has scheduled for 2023 the releases of its retrospective on Jeanne Moreau, the horror film Kisapmata by Mike de Leon and the documentary Italia, Fire and Ashes. Tamasa Distribution announces the eventual release of Jean-Louis Bertuccelli's Ramparts of Clay. Malavida's turn to announce an eventful re-release: that of the titles in the retrospective dedicated to Louis Malle, which will arrive on November 9 in 40 theaters, including the screens of the three cinemas on rue Champollion in Paris, with the street pedestrianized for the day. In addition, the distributor is restoring The Little Hedgehog in the Mist and three other children's titles with its own funds. At Les Acacias Jean-Pierre Mocky will be honored with a retrospective on the filmmaker, and another on the figure of Edgar Allan Poe. In theaters, the distributor plans the re-release of Michael Powell's Peeping Tom and Federico Fellini's La Strada. Le Chat qui fume then takes the floor, and for its first participation in the MIFC as a distributor, presents three in-house restorations dated for 2022 and 2023: Why Not! by Coline Serreau for December 7, Bahia by Marcel Camus and The Mad Heart by Jean-Gabriel Ablicocco for next year. On the side of Karmafilms Distribution, two films by Spanish authors are announced: El Camino by Ana Mariscal and Forbidden Love by Vicente Aranda. Finally, Capricci concludes this presentation with Carl Theodor Dreyer's Ordet in theaters in November and the highlighting of a retrospective for 2024 dedicated to Chantal Akerman, with the re-release of Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles next summer.

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