Match Factory, one of the world’s leading arthouse film sales companies, has released Slate for the ongoing Cannes Film Market on June 22-26. Its lineup includes three market premieres: a new film, “Ballad for a Pierced Heart” and two films that recently won jury awards at the online Tribeca Film Festival – “Cocoloco” and “My Wonderful Wanda.”
Yannis Economics is back with the gangster black comedy “Ballad for Pierced Heart” after his stratos in the 2014 Berlinale competition. The story follows Olga, an attractive woman who decides to leave her husband, a businessman, the owner of a nightclub and a former pop singer. And as if that wasn’t enough, he took a million euros with him. Although her husband has become careless and has vowed to take revenge, the underworld in the small provincial town is in turmoil for the adulterous couple.
The online version of Tribeca caught the attention of the press during the winning of the Best Actor award at the “Cocoloco” festival, directed by Gerardo Naranjo of Mexico. This is now being shown to buyers for the first time. The film is the story of a tragic love story set in a coastal community in contemporary Mexico. It centers on Marisol, who dreams of joining a self-defense group or community guards and living in freedom. Instead, he ends up in a fight between Mauro and Mundo, two people who want to control his fate.
Bettina O’Brien, whose previous feature “Wind the Wind” won the prestigious variety of Piazza Grand Prize at the 2018 Lacarno Film Festival, is back with “My Wonderful Wanda”. The film, starring Agnieszka Grovska and Martha Keller, received a special jury nomination for the Nora Efron Award in Tribhuvan. It tells the story of Wonder, who nurses the ancestor of the wealthy Wegmister-Glory family. When an unexpected complication occurs, family secrets are revealed and arrangements are made to try and satisfy everyone in this biting family drama.
Michael Weber of Match Factory commented: “Virtual March Do Film opens a channel of communication for our industry at a time when our filmmakers are waiting to find a way to present their work and discuss our upcoming slate.