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Montréal – April 14, 2016 –Entertainment One and its Québec-based distribution arm Les Films Séville, alongsideSeville International andproducers Sons of Manual and MK2, are happy to announce that It’s Only the End of the World, the sixth film from Xavier Dolan, has been selected in the Official Competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
“On behalf of both the Entertainment One and Les Films Séville teams, I want to congratulate Xavier Dolan for this new selection in the festival’s official competition. It is an honour to work alongside Xavier and Nancy Grant to launch It’s Only the End of the World during this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This selection underscores not only Xavier’s exceptional talent, but also his ability to transcend borders,” said Patrick Roy, President, Entertainment One Films Canada and Les Films Séville.
“We are thrilled to finally share this project with movie buffs around the world, thanks to the extraordinary launching pad that is the Cannes Film Festival. Seville International has been onboard ever since we read the script, and we are so proud to premiere this incredibly compelling film in Cannes. Xavier Dolan has reinvented himself with this film, and once again proves his incredible talent by directing some of the biggest names in France’s cinema,” said Anick Poirier, Senior Vice President, International Sales, Seville International.
“I’m so proud to bring It’s Only the End of the World to Cannes. The film being an adaptation of a French play, and staring French actors, it’s all the more exciting to present it on French soil within the context of this competition, and in the best conditions possible for a filmmaker. I think every time people mention Cannes, they bring up the champagne-flooded parties, endless PR, and other glittery, cheap thrills for limited imaginations. But what truly happens over there are new friendships and encounters, and the inimitable feeling you get from having a film projected in that mythical theatre, hearing everyone breathe with you, laugh with you, cry with you. I’m so thrilled to be invited to Cannes again in this capacity, just before diving into John F. Donovan in July. It will definitely be invigorating,” said Xavier Dolan.
It’s Only the End of the World stars Nathalie Baye (Laurence Anyways, Catch Me If You Can), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Mesrine : L’Ennemi public nº1 et L’Instinct de mort), Marion Cotillard (Deux jours, une nuit, De rouille et d’os, La Vie en Rose), Léa Seydoux (Spectre, The Grand Budapest Hotel, La vie d’Adèle) and Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent, Hannibal Rising). IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD is a Canada-France co-production, produced by Nancy Grant and Xavier Dolan (Sons of Manual), Nathanaël Karmitz (MK2), as well as Sylvain Corbeil. Seville International,Les Films Séville’s international sales division, will handle international sales except in France, where it is represented by MK2 and distributed by Diaphana/MK2.The film has already been sold in a large number of key territories, which will be announced shortly by Seville International.
It’s Only the End of the Worldis an adaptation of the eponymous play by Jean-Luc Lagarce, and tells of the afternoon of a young author who, after 12 years of absence, returns to his native village to tell his family about his impending death.
Distributed in Québec by Les Films Séville, a subsidiary of eOne,It’s Only the End of the Worldwill open on Wednesday, September 21st, everywhere in Québec as well as in France (Diaphana Distribution).
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About Les Films Séville
Headquartered in Montréal, Les Films Séville is the premier distributor of cinematographic content in Québec. A distinguished partner of Québec’s film industry and a subsidiary of Entertainment One, Les Films Séville also stands out as the largest international distributor of Québec films through their affiliated company, Seville International.
About Seville International
Seville International is the company’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. Driven by a passion for each film, Seville International partners with the best filmmakers and works closely with them to deliver their great films to top distributors worldwide.
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 and South Africa. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.