Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the rights to the animated film in North America, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Israel, India and Italy, and on airlines and ships worldwide. Marcel Pagnol’s great life, From writer-director Sylvain Chomet. The deal for Chomet’s English-language feature follows the SPC’s distribution of its past films Triplets of Belleville And Gambler.
The four-time Academy Award-winning and BAFTA winner’s latest film follows 60-year-old Marcel Pagnol in 1955 – one of the best artists of the 20th century. Pagnol was a well-known and acclaimed playwright and filmmaker before his death in 1974, an author who sold 150 million books worldwide and translated more than 50 languages.
When its chief editor Eli The magazine commissioned a weekly column about the childhood of the acclaimed playwright and filmmaker, who saw it as a great opportunity to get back to his artistic roots: writing. Realizing that his memory was failing him and deeply affected by the disappointing results of his last two plays, Pagnol began to doubt his ability to follow through. It seemed like little magic to Little Marcel – the young man she was. Together, they will explore the incredible life of Marcel Paganol and bring back his most cherished encounters and memories. Pic will take visitors on an adventure through France, from Paris to Pagnol’s hometown of Provence, in half a century of the epic history that shaped our modern world.
The Magnificent Life Currently being produced. It is expected to be completed in 2024. Aton Soumache, founder and head of ON Classics, is co-producing Lilian Eche’s Bidibul Productions in collaboration with Pagnol’sate’s Nicolas Pagnol and Adrian Politowski’s Align, with Ashargin Poiré and Valérie Puech for What the Prod. .
Marcel Pagnol’s Great Life is a film about the extraordinary history of cinema and the beginnings of talking movies. Pagnol is the connection between film, literature and theater, “said Chomet. “I am proud to say that this is an extraordinary adventure that we all inherit, and Sony Pictures Classics will travel around the world as my partner.”
“It is indeed an honor to launch this great international movie with Sony Pictures Classics, recognizing the universality of this remarkable fresco and all the international possibilities it represents, and through it, the timeless history of cinema.” Soumache. “The movie marks the return of Sylvain Chomet to animation whose work is recognized worldwide for both single and universal at the same time.”
“The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol completes the animated feature film trilogy that begins with The Triplets of Belleville and The Illusionist (both huge successes and the evergreen title of Sony Pictures Classic),” the company added in a statement. “Sylvain Chomet is one of the world’s greatest masters of animation. It’s a pleasure and specialty to be back in business with Sylvain and to expand Sylvain’s audience even more than before.”
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard served as vice presidents of Sony Pictures Classics – an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment that they founded in January 1992 with Mercy Bloom – which distributes, produces and acquires independent films from around the world. Agreement for Marcel Pagnol’s great life Soumache spoke on behalf of ON Classics with Sony Pictures Classic.