Rezo Films is a company run by Jean-Michel Rey and dedicated to theater distribution, international sales, television sales and video editing of feature films.
These activities are organized around three distinct labels: Rezo Films, Rezo Productions and Rezo World Sales.
Since its creation in 1992 by Jean-Michel Rey, Philippe Liégeois and Nadia Lassoujade, Rezo Films has accompanied and defended many young filmmakers as well as confirmed filmmakers, French and international authors, an ambitious cinema and demanding and also a popular cinema of quality in nearly 200 films.
In 2004, Rezo Films distributes 4 emblematic films of his work: Abdellatif Kechiche’s L’Esquive which is showed to the public and wins four of the main Césars; Saraband, the latest film by Ingmar Bergman; Eric Rohmer’s Triple Agent and Vipère au poing au Philippe de Broca’s fist with Catherine Frot and Jacques Villeret, which is very popular.
Other films have marked the history of the society. Produced and distributed by Rezo Films, Albert Dupontel’s debut feature Bernie triumphed in theaters when it was released in 1996 and quickly won cult status. Also produced and distributed by Rezo Films, Pascal Bonitzer’s Nothing About Robert (Rien sur Robert,1999) has left the memory of the couple formed by Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Kiberlain. In 2001 and 2002, new successes: Philippe Lioret’s Mademoiselle with Sandrine Bonnaire and Philippe Muyl’s The Butterfly (Le Papillon) with Michel Serrault. 2 days in Paris by Julie Delpy is the sensation of the Berlin Festival 2007. Rezo Films accompanies its beautiful journey around the world. Grand Prix Sundance in 2008 and a two-time Oscar nominee in 2009, Courtney Hunt’s film Frozen River is well received in France and internationally. In 2012, in France, Julie Delpy’s 2 days in New York is seen by more than 430,000 spectators.
Rezo Films has distributed more than 150 films, accompanying many French filmmakers, often in their beginnings, including Philippe Harel, Marion Vernoux, Nicolas Boukhrief, Claire Simon, Gaspard Noe, Lucas Belvaux, Laurence Ferreira-Barbosa, Dai Sijie, Philippe Lioret or Stéphane Brizé. The society also collaborated with Jacques Doillon, Philippe Garrel, Raoul Ruiz, Sam Karmann and Karim Dridi, as well as with Catherine Breillat, Jean-Claude Brisseau and Abdellatif Kechiche. Rezo Films also distributes foreign films in France, discoveries – such as Atanarjuat and Mon Trésor, two Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival – or films by renowned authors, like Ingmar Bergman, Pavel Lounguine or Volker Schlöndorff.