May 20th, 2010

Pontas at the Cannes Film Market 2010

Anna Soler-Pont, Carina Brandt  and Marc de Gouvenain  attended the Marché du Film of the Festival de Cannes 2010  having meetings at the Pontas  stand at the Palais and all around Cannes: hotels, terraces by the beach or in penthouses, yachts, restaurants, appartments, cafés… A very busy and intensive schedule like everyone else working there!

Pontas is now a production company based in Barcelona developing and packaging film projects; an international film sales agency handling world rights for feature films and documentaries with focus on cross-cultural plots; and is also a literary agency (since 1992) actively selling film rights of books with adaptation possibilities.


In the picture, from left to right: Anna Soler-Pont, Carina Brandt, Brett Wagner and Marc de Gouvenain.


We had the opportunity to meet with Palestinian film director Annemarie Jacir (in the picture with Anna and Lucas Rosant).


The Film Market organised a wonderful party at the Majestic Beach.


Anna Soler-Pont was invited at the opening gala of the Festival conducted by Kristin Scott-Thomas, introducing the great jury (with Tim Burton as president) and with the world première of Robin Hood (withRussell Crowe and Cate Blanchett). Anna had the chance to shake hands with Russell Crowe again although the Maori project with Alan Duff never happened...


An article published in Screen Daily summarized part of the Pontas activity at the Cannes Film Market 2010.