Cannes Film Festival, Industry News

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CANNES: Bac And Distrib Films Co-Acquire Un Certain Regard Jury Winner ‘Force Majeure’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Winning one of Cannes’ significant bidding wars, Bac Films and Distrib Films have co-acquired French distribution rights to Scandinavian helmer Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure,” a festival hit that won Un Certain Regard’s Jury prize. Sold by Philippe Bober’s Coproduction Office, “Force Majeure” (“Turist”) is a tragicomic tale of a Swedish family torn weathering a crisis... 7 years 21 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Cannes Buyers Flock To Amalric’s Un Certain Regard Player ‘The Blue Room’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – French actor-helmer Mathieu Amalric’s “The Blue Room,” one of the highlights of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, is set to travel to a flurry of territories. Produced and sold by Paulo Branco’s Alfama, “The Blue Room” was snatched up by Germany/Austria (Arsenal), Latin America (Telexcel), South Korea (Nouveau Film), Switzerland (Look Now), Belgium/Luxembourg (Les Films.. 7 years 21 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Cannes: Strong Sales for Transgender Coming-of-Age Story 'Darker Than Midnight'

feedproxy.google.com – The feature, from first-time director Sebastiano Riso, follows 14-year-old transgender Davide who struggles to break free of a rough adolescence in Sicily. 7 years 21 weeks ago via brucelee
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Cannes: Saban Saddles Up North American Rights To Tommy Lee Jones’ ‘The Homesman’

deadline.com – Freshly-minted distributor Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Cannes Competition entry, The Homesman. The sophomore directing effort from Tommy Lee Jones is Saban’s first acquisition after launching just last week. Jones also stars with Hilary Swank, and a supporting cast that includes Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Meryl Streep. 7 years 21 weeks ago via brucelee
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CANNES: ‘Magic’ Sells to U.S. as ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Legend,’ ‘Bastille Day’ Power Studiocanal To Cannes Sales Record (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Announcing its fifth U.S. sale in three weeks – Shout! Factory’s pick-up on 3D toon pic “The House of Magic” – Studiocanal, Europe’s biggest film production-distribution force, has had Cannes ever. Record Croisette sales drivers included “Macbeth,” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy starrer “Legend” and “Bastille Day,” with Idris Elba. 7 years 21 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Cannes Film Festival: The Mid-Way Report & Those Chasing The Palme d’Or

fb.indiewire.com – Time for a little mid-Cannes Palme check-up. Out of a conservative eighteen films playing in competition, there’s only four left to go. In the madness of press lines, while fighting sleepless nights and ignoring growling stomachs, we have managed to see and review all fourteen films and our grades have covered all ranges; from near-failures (“The Captive,” “The Search”) to total winners (“Foxcatcher,” “Mr. 7 years 21 weeks ago via jetli
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CANNES: On A Spree, Italy’s Good Films Picks Up ‘The Prophet’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Emerging Italian distribution shingle Good Films, on a shopping spree in Cannes, is the first announced buyer for Salma Hayek-produced animated feature “The Prophet,” for which it has taken Italian rights from Wild Bunch. The buzz pic, which is based on the bestselling book of 26 prose poems by Lebanese writer and painter Kahlil Gibran,... 7 years 21 weeks ago via jackiechan
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CANNES: Worldview Entertainment Gains $200 Million Infusion (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Worldview Entertainment has secured an additional $200 million in new capital that will bring the film production and financing company’s equity and debt financing total to close to $350 million, the company announced May 19. Founded in 2007 by CEO Christopher Woodrow, Worldwide secured a $100 million equity infusion from existing and new investors, including... 7 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee
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CANNES: Yellow Affair’s ‘Heart of a Lion’ Finds Love at the Market (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Scandi sales shingle the Yellow Affair has inked a flurry of sales on Finnish helmer Dome Karukoski’s drama “Heart of a Lion.” “Lion,” which world-premiered at Toronto, turns a neo-Nazi man who falls in love for a woman whose son is black. It’s been acquired by I-On (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Ripley’s Film (Italy), Jupiter Communications... 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Magnolia Brings Lindholm’s ‘War’ to the States (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Magnolia has acquired all U.S. rights to Danish novelist-turned-helmer Tobias Lindholm’s “A War” from Studiocanal. Named one of Variety’s 10 directors to watch in 2012, Lindholm previously directed critically acclaimed “R” and “A Hijacking,” and co-wrote Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt.” “A War” stars Pilou Asbaek as Major Claus Michael Pedersen, a Danish company commander who... 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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