La Fille de Brest (aka 150 Milligrams)): Emmanuelle Bercot’s French Film

Emmanuelle Bercot’s La Fille de Bres (150 Milligrams) will open the 64th San Sebastian Fest, the biggest forum in the Spanish-speaking world.

Bercot emerges as one of Europe’s most prominent writer-director-actresses after Cannes last year, when “La Tete haute” (Standing Tall), her fifth feature as a director, opened the festival, while “Mon Roi” (My King) won her best actress at the 2015 event.

“150 Milligrams” also marks the fourth Wild Bunch title to date at the Spanish festival, which closes the festival with Jerome Salle’s “The Odyssey.” Wild Bunch is also handling world sales on one of San Sebastian’s most-anticipated competition contenders – Bertrand Bonello’s youth terrorist thriller “Nocturama,” plus Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” which screens out of competition.

Wild Bunch’s ability to produce, finance or sell some of the biggest fest-fit art house, foreign-language or crossover titles in the world has been impressive.

True-event based, “150 Milligrams,” dubbed a French “Erin Brockovich,” turns on a woman’s battle in France to expose the effects of a killer anti-diabetic drug, Mediator. Haut et Court, a Gallic class-act which produced Cannes Palme d’Or winner plus the original French TV series “The Returned,” produces.