In conversation with Vincent Maraval, Co-Founder, Wild Bunch International
3 Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7AL
Vincent Maraval is one of the co-founders of the international sales companies Wild Bunch, a leading players in international sales. Wild Bunch has a reputation for professionalism and provocation in discovering and presenting innovative, director-driven cinema to distributors worldwide. This year its official selection and headline films at Cannes featured Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables, Gaspar Noé’s Lux Aeterna, Nariman Aliev’s Homeward; Kirill Mikhanov’s Give Me Liberty, Rebecca Ziotowski’s An Easy Girl, Elia Suleiman’s It Must Be Heaven, Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Le Jeune Ahmed.
The company’s track record is phenomenal over decades having presented critically acclaimed films to worldwide audiences including Shoplifters, Capernaum, I, Daniel Blake, City of God, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Pan’s Labyrinth and Enter The Void to mention only a few. Whilst the sales sector faces seismic challenges in bringing films to market and distribution, Wild Bunch has struck out once more, launching Wild Bunch International as a standalone company. Vincent Maraval discusses the future of European cinema, how the emergence of the new streaming platforms is good news for arthouse cinema and theatrical distribution
The event is taking place as part of the BFI London Film Festival's industry programme, with support from Creative Europe Desk UK.