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Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Title Sold For Les Films Du Losange – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Documentary The devices of the human body has sold to the US (Grasshopper Film and Gratitude), Australia and New Zealand (Madman) and Spain (Vitrine Filmes) for Paris-based sales company Les Films Du Losange.

The film focuses on the ins and outs of five hospitals in the north of Paris. The filmmakers Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (whose Leviathan was a festival favorite in 2012) literally entering the human body through the cameras that guide surgical instruments – through blood vessels, viscera, along spinal column – as well as mapping the experiences of nurses, doctors and other staff in the institutions.

The domestic deal was negotiated by Ryan Krivoshey of Grasshopper Films with Alice Lesort of Films du Losange. The release is planned for the end of 2022.

Producers include Norte Productions, CG Cinema, Rita Productions and the Sensory Ethnography Lab.

“We are so pleased to partner with Grasshopper Films and Gratitude Films for Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s new documentary. The reaction of the press and the public to the film after its premiere in Cannes was very strong – there was quite a buzz! We know they are the perfect home for such a special film,” said Alice Lesort, Head of International Sales at Les Films du Losange.

“Having released previous Sensory Ethnography Lab films such as Leviathansweet grassmanakamanaand cannibalwe are excited to be working on the latest version of Verena and Lucien, the amazing The devices of the human bodyRyan Krivoshey commented. “We are delighted to be working with Gratitude Films on release and look forward to working with Les Films du Losange and the entire film team.”

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