France TV Distribution Posts Deals On Intergenerational Comedy ‘Big Kids’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: France TV Distribution has unveiled a raft of deals on Andréa Bescond and Éric Métayer’s intergenerational comedy-drama Big Kids.

The film has sold to Brazil (Imovision), Benelux (Cinéart), Spain (Vercine), Switzerland (Agora Films), Poland (Best Film Co), Baltics (Unlimited Media), Central America (Babilla) and Taiwan (Avjet International Media Co.).

Ad Vitam released the film in France in April, achieving a gross of just under $1million.

Inspired by real-life stories in France, the movie revolves around a group of school children who end up spending their lunch breaks at a nearby nursing home while their school cafeteria is being remodelled.

The caretaker, played by Vincent Macaigne (Bonnard, Pierre and Marthe, Diary Of A Fleeting Affair), is not happy to see the school children invade his residents’ territory, and an intergenerational clash seems inevitable.

However, shared interests and a series of comical situations foster new friendships between the elderly residents and their young lunchtime guests.

Macaigne is joined in the cast by Aïssa Maïga (The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind) and Marie Gillain (Vicky and Her Mystery).

Big Kids is Bescond and Métayer’s second feature collaboration after child abuse drama Little Tickles, which premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2018 and sparked a public debate on its release in 2019.

It won Best Adapted Screenplay for the co-directors at the 2019 César awards and Best Supporting Actress for Karin Viard.

“We are proud to announce that this brilliant film about an important subject of today’s societies will travel around the world,” said France tv distribution SVP International Sales Julia Schulte.

The film shows in an entertaining and deeply touching way how the very young and very old people struggle for attention and respect in a world in which there are often put aside.”

The film is produced by Paris-based Les Films Du Kiosque.

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