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Cannes Deals Roundup: Room 237, 7th Floor, Speechless, Student, many more

Deals from The Film Sales Company, Phantom Film, Film Factory, M-Appeal, Media Luna, and more.

  • Wild Bunch Distribution has taken French rights to Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 [pictured], the hot doc about theories surrounding The Shining. Andrew Herwitz’s Film Sales Company is selling, and notes that a UK deal is in play. The deal was negotiated by Herwitz with WB’s Jerome Rougier and Agnes Mentre.
  • The UK’s Third Window Films has snapped up Isn’t Anyone Alive?, directed by Gakuryu Ishii, which is being handled internationally by Japan’s Phantom Film Co.
  • Film Factory has sold Spain, Latin America and North America rights to Fox for 7th Floor (Septimo). Richard Darin will star.
  • eOne and RKO will co-distribute Yaron Zilberman’s A Late Quartet starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.
  • M-Appeal has sold Speechless has gone for North America (Breaking Glass), Australia (Bounty), France (BQHL); My Last Round has gone to France (BQHL); Mommy Is Coming to Sweden (Njuta); Electrick Children to Russia/CIS (P&I); Without to France (Atopic); King of Comics and Out In The Dark to France (Outplay).
  • Les Acacias has picked up French rights from Media Luna for Kazakh director Darezhan Omirbayev’s UCR selection Student, a contemporary retelling of Crime & Punishment.
  • Films Sans Frontières has picked up international rights to Shakespeare Must Die by Thai director Ing K, as well as Galeshka Moravioff’s documentary Oskar Schlemmer. 
  • Les Acacias has picked up French rights for Kazakhstan director Darezhan Omirbayev UCR title Student, a contemporary re-telling of Dostoievski’s Crime and Punishment.
  • Latido has sold Thesis On A Homicide to Frenetic Films in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
  • Yume Pictures has taken UK rights to Alois Nebel from The Match Factory.
  • FCCE has closed pre sale deals with France (D’Vision), South Korea (Activers Entertainment) and Japan (At Entertainment) on Paul Verhoeven’s latest drama about a real estate tycoon, Tricked.

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