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Michel Franco’s ‘Memory,’ Starring Jessica Chastain, Sold by the Match Factory to Key Territories

The Match Factory has announced sales to key territories for Michel Franco’s latest feature “Memory,” which stars Jessica Chastain. The Academy Award winning actor is serving as jury president at this week’s Marrakech Film Festival, where she spoke about the film (see here).

“Memory” premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was awarded with the Coppa Volpi for best actor to Peter Sarsgaard. It has screened at several major festivals, including Toronto Film Festival, San Sebastián and Zürich.

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The Match Factory has confirmed distribution in France (Metropolitan FilmExport), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), Germany, Austria and Switzerland (MFA + Filmdistribution), Benelux (September Film), Italy (Academy Two), CIS (Capella Film), Japan (Cetera Trading), Scandinavia (Nonstop Entertainment AB), Poland (Galapagos Films), Portugal (Films4You), Greece (Spentzos), Baltics (A-One Film), Turkey (MUBI), Ukraine (Arthouse Traffic), Ex-Yugoslavia (MCF MegaCom), Israel (Lev Cinemas), Middle East and North Africa (Front Row Filmed), and Taiwan (Moviecloud).

Ketchup Entertainment is releasing the feature in the U.S. on Dec. 22 in New York and Los Angeles, and nationwide on Jan. 5, 2024.

Written and directed by Franco, “Memory” stars Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Interstellar,” “Tree of Life,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) as Sylvia, and Sarsgaard (“The Lost Daughter,” “The Batman,” “The Survivor,” “Jackie”) as Saul.

Sylvia is a social worker who leads a simple and structured life, centering around her daughter, her job, her AA meetings. This is blown open when Saul follows her home from their high school reunion. Their encounter will profoundly impact both of them as they open the door to the past.

The film was produced by Teorema in collaboration with High Frequency Entertainment, and in association with Screen Capital/Screen One, MUBI and Case Study Films.

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