Cannes Critics’ Week Winner Laura Ferrés Sets Up Feature Debut at Fasten Films, Le Bureau (Exclusive)

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Cannes Critics’ Week Winner Laura Ferrés Sets Up Feature Debut at Fasten Films, Le Bureau (Exclusive)
Director of 2017 Cannes Critics’ Week short film winner “The Disinherited,” Laura Ferrés will direct her awaited feature debut “The Permanent Picture,” which is a co-production between Barcelona-based Fasten Films and Le Bureau, based out of Paris and London.

International sales will be handled by The Bureau Sales, the sales arm of the French-British label.

A sort of “depressing comedy” – according to Ferrés – “The Permanent Picture” follows middle-aged Carmen, a casting director whose world collapses when her boss retires and the production company she works for takes a dramatic turn. Carmen will be forced to participate in a campaign for a corrupted party.

Selected by Variety as a Spanish talent to track, Ferrés studied at Barcelona’s prestigious Escac film school. She developed her feature debut script at the Next Step Program, a workshop created by Cannes’ Critics’ Week, The TorinoFilmLab and the Moulin d’Ande screenwriting support program.

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