Malavida Looks to Event Distribution with Jerzy Skolimowski

Variety | 10/20/2018 | Ed Meza
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At Lyon’s Lumière Festival to present “Walkover,” and “The Departure,” Jerzy Skolimowski will be the subject of a five-film tribute at the Cinématheque Française’s Toute La Mémoire du Monde Festival as event distribution emerges ever more as one of the biggest hopes for the classic film business.

Titles screening at the Toute La Mémoire du Monde Festival, which runs March 2019, take in two films from Skolimowski’s raved-about 1960s Polish quartet: 1964 feature debut “Identification Marks: None”; and “Walkover,” with Skolimowski playing a young boxer facing a big fight.

Tribute - Moonlighting - Jeremy - Irons - New

Also in the tribute: 1982’s “Moonlighting,” with Jeremy Irons, decanted by The New York Times to be one of the best films ever made about about exile. It was inspired by the declaration of martial law in Poland in December 1981 but ready for the Cannes Festival where it won bests screenplay in May 1982.

Completing the tribute is 1967 Berlin Golden Bear Winner “The Departure,” a zany French comedy starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, to be released in France on Nov. 21; and 1985 Venice Special Jury Prize winner “The Lightship,” with Robert Duvall, one of the films Skolimowski made in the U.S.

Skolimowski - Homage - Forms - Part - Roll-out

The Skolimowski five-film homage forms, however, part of a larger roll-out celebrating one of the most singular careers in filmmaking in the last half century.

The Cinématheque Française will follow up its La Mémoire de Monde Festival focus by programming a full career tribute to Skolimowski.

Mémoire - Du - Monde - Titles - Reissues

All the restored five Mémoire du Monde titles are reissues from Paris-based classic film distributor and sales agent Malavida.

Just after the Mémoire du Monde restrospective, Anne-Laure Bréneol, head of theatrical distribution, and Lionel Ithurralde, head...
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