SND Unveils First Look at ‘Princes Of The Desert’ Alongside Extensive AFM Roster (Exclusive) | New
French sales company SND has revealed a first image and new production details for princes of the desert, Eric Barbier’s adventure film starring Alexandra Lamy, and unveiled details of its extensive AFM roster.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mika is behind the soundtrack of princes of the desert which was previously called Tehu. Lamy, whose credits include roll towards you, replaces Charlotte Gainsbourg previously announced in the film.
The film, produced by SND alongside Vertigo Productions (De Gaulle, would I lie to you), follows a young Berber boy who bonds with a camel as they cross the Sahara on an epic journey. Currently in post-production, SND will release the film in France on February 8, 2023.
SND, the feature arm of French broadcasting group M6, will present a promotional reel to buyers for the first time at the upcoming AFM.
SND International Distribution Director Ramy Nahas described the film to Filter like “the endearing story of the duo Zodi and Tehu, full of twists and turns and marvelous and unknown settings. Tinged with a road movie from the Sahara to the countries of the Gulf, this epic adventure plot has the strength of the stories of yesteryear, while being very modern and linked to our times. He added: “princes of the desert is a project that appeals to a large public and family audience around the world.
Lamy also stars in the adventure tale SND The Book of Wonders Oscar winner Coda producer Philippe Rousselet and Eric Jehelmann. Based on a best-selling novel, director Lisa Azuelos’ adventure tale (Honey, Dalida) tells the story of a woman who finds her 12-year-old son’s wish list when he falls into a coma and sets out to make his wishes come true. SND will publish The Book of Wonders in France in March 2023.
SND will also deliver The baby to AFM buyers. The film by prolific French director Guillaume Nicloux (Valley Of Love, lock tower) stars Fabrice Luchini in a story about family, loss and resilience. The title is produced by Les Films du Kiosque, the Parisian production company of François Kraus and Denis Pineau-Valencienne which is at the origin of Nicolas Bedos Masquerade and The good times and the next drama of the French painter Bonnard, Pierre and Martha.
“This is the first time that we have developed a project with Guillaume Nicloux, who is a unique, demanding filmmaker and a great director of actors, whom we greatly admire and who has shown the extent of his talent in very different genres, from thrillers to film noir. comedy,” Kraus said Filter. SND will release the film in France in September 2023.
Also at the AFM, SND will unveil a first real promo for Laetitia Colombani The braid based on the director’s bestselling book which has sold over eight million copies worldwide and tells the intertwining stories of three different women in India, Canada and Italy. Film shot in Hindi, English and Italian stars Kim Raver, Fotini Peluso, Mia Maelzer and Avi Nash and is produced by Moana Films (Knock, The Odyssey). Curiosa Films, the French company behind Xavier Giannoli’s film lost illusions Title of Venice which won seven Césars including that of the best film, co-produced. The soundtrack is by Ludovico Einaudi who notably composed mom and The father. SND will publish The braid in local theaters November 29, 2023.
SND will also air a promo reel of Julien Hervé’s French comedy Oh dear! about shocking DNA tests that disrupt a couple’s wedding plans. Currently in post-production, SND also produced the film with White and Yellow Productions. It stars Christian Clavier (Kamelott, with open arms) alongside Sylvie Testud, Didier Bourbon and Marianne Denicourt.
Other highlights of the company’s AFM lineup include psychological thriller Visions with Diane Kruger and Mathieu Kassovitz and a first teaser for Frédéric Tellier’s biopic produced by SND Abbé Pierre-A century of devotion on the titular Catholic priest.
SND has expanded its scope to not only distribute films in France and ensure international sales, but also to produce several titles.
SND Title Kompromat by director Jérôme Salle, starring ubiquitous actor Gilles Lellouche, has had a strong box office run with 600,000 tickets sold since its early fall release, boosting ticket sales even through September difficult for the theaters of the territory.
Upcoming versions of SND include Julia(s), a great friend and The Jungle Bunch World Tour.