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Raphael Berdugo of Cite Films, Paris - France's Most Prolific Distributor?

Photo of Peter Belsito By Peter Belsito | SydneysBuzz September 8, 2013 at 4:30PM

Raphael Berdugo is a very busy guy. His acquired and produced films, sold by his sales agent brand Cite Films are successful, of the highest quality and widely honored. He does his own sales and attends the Markets at Festivals such as Cannes, TIFF Toronto and Berlin.
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faith connections

Faith Connections is a new film by the Director Pan Nalin, an Indian filmmaker living in France which will have its world premiere in the upcoming TIFF Toronto Film Festival Doc section.

The film's background is an amazing Indian pilgrimage ritual which is done only every 12 years and involves 100 million people who gather in a sacred place on the Ganges River to bathe and celebrate religious rituals.

The three interconnected but parallel stories involve a yogi who finds an abandoned baby, a 10 year old orphan who is homeless, and a poor family, villagers, whose 2 year old boy disappears during the pilgrimage and they fear kidnap.

Raphael Berdugo
Raphael Berdugo

This Indian French co-produciton Faith Connections was being sold and was produced by Raphael Berdugo, it has recently been bought by Sophie Dulac Distribution who acquired the rights for France distribution.

Raphael Berdugo is a very busy guy. His acquired and produced films, sold by his sales agent brand Cite Films are successful, of the highest quality and widely honored. He does his own sales and attends the Markets at Festivals such as Cannes, TIFF Toronto and Berlin.

The Other Son (Fils de l'Autre) 2012 has been picked up for US by the excellent US distributor Cohen Media. In Tokyo FF 2012 it won the Grand Prize and Best Director honors for Lorraine Levy.

Miele 2013 was honored this year at Cannes Film Festival with inclusion in the Certain Regard section.

Miele
Miele

It concerns Irene, nicknamed 'Honey', she devotes herself to people looking for help, and tries to alleviate their suffering even when they make extreme decisions. One day she has to cope with Grimaldi and his invisible malaise. Italian Directed by Valeria Golino.

The film received a Special Mention at Cannes by the Ecumenical Jury.

It is currently seeking a US deal and one interested company, among others, has been the US giant Participant.

Slightly Sane also is by the above Director Pan Nalin is a tough story set during the chaotic 1947 Partition between India and Pakistan. It involves insane people and a man who goes to an asylum seeking revenge for his wife's death against a locked up rapist there.

Code Name Madeleine is based on a true story, final script is pending. Set during WW2 an Indian girl with a US mom lives in France and decides to return to Indian high family roots after her dad dies. When the War begins she returns to the UK, is recruited as a spy and sent back to German occupied France.


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