M-Appeal takes Cannes title The Major

24 April 2013 - 20:38

Berlin-based sales outfit secures Yury Bykov’s Russian crime drama, set to screen at Cannes Critic’s Week.

m-appeal is to handle international sales on Russian thriller The Major, which will launch at the upcoming Marché du Film (May 15-24) in Cannes and will screen during Critics’ Week.

Produced by Rock Films and 1.2. Company, it is the second feature from Bykov, whose debut was 2010 drama Live!.

The story centres on a fatal accident that a police officer attempts to cover up.

Producers are Alexey Uchitel and Kira Saksaganskaya.

The cast includes Denis Shvedov, Irina Nizina, Ilya Isaev and Yury Bykov.

By Michael Rosser