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Central Partnership premiering 1812 in Cannes

Russian distributor Central Partnership will premiere its feature 1812 at MIPCOM ahead of its theatrical release.

The movie revolves around the eve of the battle of Borodino and Russian efforts to recover their battle plans from the hands of French Emperor Napoleon and will be screened on the Monday of MIPCOM at 12pm.

It will be released in cinemas at the start of November.

Laurine Garaude, director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division notes that MIPCOM is becoming a more important event for movie distributors to raise cash and sell their content to broadcasters.

Garaude said: “Feature films have always been an essential part of any television channel’s schedule and an increasing number of film production companies are using MIPCOM to raise financing and secure distribution deals.”