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Distributors snap up Blue Ruin

EXCLUSIVE: Memento Film International (MFI) enjoys busy Cannes.

Paris-based Memento Film International’s Directors’ Fortnight title Blue Ruin is proving a hot title in the market.

Jeremy Saulnier’s genre thriller has sold to the Middle East (Falcon), Turkey (BIR), Portugal (Vendetta), India (Picture Works), Scandinavia and Iceland (Non-Stop), Latin America (CDI), Korea (Jinjin), Spain (Festival Film) and Australia (Madman).

Falcom Media has bought TV and DVD rights for Switzerland.

As previously announced, the film was acquired by the UK’s Picturehouse Entertainment and Radius-TWC for the US early on in the market.

Palme d’Or contender The Past, which was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics earlier in the week, has also added more sales to Sweden (Folkets Bio), Finland (Cinema Mondo), Norway (Arthaus), India (Picture Works), Spain (Golem), Germany (Camino) and Denmark (Angel).

Singaporean Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo, which also premiered in Directors’ Fortnight, has sold to Switzerland (Trigon) and Australian (Madman).

SXSW audience hit Short Term 12 has been acquired for Japan (Dongyu Club), Turkey (Kurmaca), Denmark (Angel), Netherlands (Filmfreak) and Australia (Madman).

MFI also kicked off pre-sales on Uraguayan director Alvaro Brechner’s upcoming comedy Mr. Kaplan, about an elderly Jewish wannabe Nazi hunter, to Australia (Palace) and Israel (Lev Films).

V/H/S/2 has sold to Hong Kong (Sundream), Korea (Neues Co.) and Turkey (Kurmaca).

MFI has also tied up deals on some older titles including Firefox, which has sold BIR for Turkey; Chasing the Wind which has been picked up by Cineart for Benelux and We Are What We Are to Sundream for Hong Kong. 

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