ENTERTAINMENT ONE FILMS INTERNATIONAL AND SÉVILLE INTERNATIONAL’S TRIPLE THREAT
MAPS TO THE STARS
OFFICIAL SELECTION IN COMPETITION AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2014
Unprecedented recognition and representation of Canadian films in Competition
London/Toronto/Montreal – April 17, 2014 – Following today’s official announcement by the Festival de Cannes, Entertainment One Films International (eOne Films International) and its boutique sales arm Séville International proudly celebrate the official selection, in Competition of MAPS TO THE STARS from director David Cronenberg, MOMMY from director Xavier Dolan and THE CAPTIVE from director Atom Egoyan.
“We’re absolutely thrilled for David, Xavier and Atom who are all so well-deserving of this recognition,” said Harold van Lier, President, eOne Films International. “It’s an honour to have three films in Competition and to be able to showcase the incredible caliber of Canadian filmmakers on the world’s most prestigious stage. We are looking forward to what’s shaping up to be a momentous festival and extraordinary year in film for our many talented partners.”
Van Lier oversees both labels under which eOne Films International handles MAPS TO THE STARS and THE CAPTIVE while MOMMY runs through newly-launched boutique sales arm Séville International.
Starring Julianne Moore (Non-Stop; Crazy, Stupid, Love; The Kids Are All Right), Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga series; Water for Elephants), John Cusack (2012; Identity; Being John Malkovich) and Mia Wasikowska (Lawless, Albert Nobbs), MAPS TO THE STARS is both a haunting ghost story and a scathing attack on the celebrity-obsessed society of LA. From a provocative original screenplay by noted Los Angeles author and screenwriter Bruce Wagner (Wild Palms), the film is produced by Martin Katz’s Prospero Pictures’ together with SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd.
In THE CAPTIVE, which stars Ryan Reynolds (R.I.P.D.; Green Lantern; The Proposal), Scott Speedman (Barney's Version; Adoration) and Rosario Dawson (Sin City; Rent), a pick-up truck pulls off the highway at a diner. Confident that his young daughter is safe in the back seat and promising to return with ice cream, the father slips out of his truck and into the diner. When he returns, she is gone. The psychological thriller examines how this kidnapping destroys the relationships among those involved. As the film teases out the complex threads weaving together the victim, her family, the predators and the investigators, the mystery of what happened to the child is revealed.
From talented writer/director Xavier Dolan (I Killed my Mother; Tom at the Farm), drama MOMMY stars Anne Dorval (I Killed my Mother; Heartbeats), Antoine Olivier Pilon (Frisson des Collines; Laurence Anyways) and Suzanne Clément (I Killed my Mother; Laurence Anyways). Set in a fictional Canada, where a new law allows distressed parents to abandon troubled children to the hospital system, ‘Die’, a feisty widow, tries to cope with Steve, her wild yet charming ADHD son. While they both try to make ends meet and live under the same roof, Kyla, a mysterious neighbour, offers her help. As Kyla’s heart-warming presence becomes increasingly intense, questions emerge about her own mysterious life, and the way her destiny may ultimately be linked to that of Steve and Die.
eOne directly distributes MAPS TO THE STARS and THE CAPTIVE in several key territories as well as MOMMY in Québec and Canada.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
eOne Films International is the film group's global sales arm, acquiring worldwide rights to premium commercial films from leading indie film producers and selling them to distribution partners worldwide. Séville International is the division’s Montreal-based international film distribution boutique specializing in strong independent films with crossover potential and arthouse films with award pedigree from Québec, Canada and around the world.
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