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Exclusive: Power Alley, the Cannes Critics’ Week drama, lands a UK-Ireland Deal

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The feature was also picked up for Denmark, by Ost for Paradis. The drama is set in Brazil and follows a young volleyball player who has an unwanted pregnancy. The cast is led by Ayomi Domenica, Loro Bardot and Grace Passo.

Brazil’s Arissas and Manjericao Filmes produce, with Cimarron Cine (Uruguay) and In Vivo Films (France) co-producing. The producers are Clarissa Guarilha, Rafaella Costa, Louise Bellicaud and Claire Charles-Gervais.


‘s review described the film as a “celebration of queer sisterhood” with “a punchy, confrontational energy”.It comes three years after Halla’s short, Menarca

, was selected by the Critics’ Week sidebar for the 2020 pandemic-year Cannes label edition. Her second feature,


, is in development and was selected for last year’s Full Circle Lab Nouvelle Aquitaine and Sam Spiegel Jerusalem Lab.

AX1, formerly known as Axiom Films, has previously distributed festival titles such as Agnieszka Holland’s Charlatan

and Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein In Guanajuato, both of which premiered at the Berlinale. As a producer, the company is working on Polly Steele’s Four Letters Of Love, starring Pierce Brosnan, Helena Bonham Carter and Gabriel Byrne, which is being sold by Cornerstone.

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