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The Salesman Forushande

Memento sells Cannes award-winner 'The Salesman' to UK, Germany

31-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento also secures deals for Bruno Dumont’s Cannes contender Slack Bay.

Apprentice

Arrow targets Cannes title 'Apprentice' for UK Video

27-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Luxbox secures new sales on Un Certain Regard title.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

'Borg Vs McEnroe', 'Rita Hayworth', 'Mortal' among Ascot Cannes buys

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Deals with IM Global, SF Studios and Radiant Films.

D Films snaps up 'Under The Silver Lake'

25-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Canadian distributor has added one of the most sought-after projects from the Cannes Marché to its slate.

Paul Hanson

Covert Media, Todd Garner strike pact

25-May-2016 | By

Paul Hanson has signed a two-year, first look co-financing and co-production deal with the former Revolution Studios partner and producer of Knight And Day and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise.

One Week And A Day

Oscilloscope takes Cannes black comedy 'One Week And A Day' for US

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

New Europe Film Sales secures further deals in Europe and Asia.

Cannes: Market wrap

24-May-2016 | By

STX’s $50m play, Amazon Studios’ charm offensive and other takeaways from this year’s market.

Magnus

Arrow takes chess doc 'Magnus' for UK

24-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Blackway

Cannes buyers spark to Electric’s 'Blackway'

23-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sonia Mehandjiyska and her team have reported a strong response on the Croisette to the thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.

Saban Films picks up 'Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale'

23-May-2016 | By

The North American rights deal with ICM Partners on Walter Hill’s crime thriller caps a busy Cannes for the distributor.

worry dolls

Cannes: Jinga scores North America hat-trick

23-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit strikes deals for three titles in Cannes: Worry Dolls, The Lesson and Last Girl Standing.

Ken Loach on the set of I Daniel Blake

Cannes: Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.

Toni Erdmann

Cannes: 'Toni Erdmann' tops final Screen Jury Grid

22-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Maren Ade’s comedy-drama set the highest score in the history of the Jury Grid.

Chilean producers find deals in Cannes

22-May-2016 | By

Producers were highly active on the Croisette as deals flowed in the wake of increased co-production opportunities with the South American country.

The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki

Cannes: 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki' wins Un Certain Regard prize

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.

Wolf And Sheep

'Wolf And Sheep', 'The Together Project' win at Directors' Fortnight Video

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Together Project was directed by Solveig Anspach, who died last August.

Lars von Trier

Cannes: Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Lars Von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also acquires upcoming sports biopic Borg vs McEnroe, Directors’ Fortnight title After Love and Scottish indie music doc Lost In France.

Mimosas

Cannes: 'Mimosas' wins top Critics' Week prize

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners included Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Albüm and Wregas Bhanuteja’s Penjak.

Cannes: Cinéfondation 2016 winners revealed

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes: Sean Penn's 'The Last Face' sets Jury Grid low

20-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon also fails to impress Screen’s roster of critics.

'Toni Erdmann' racks up key sales for The Match Factory

19-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK, Italy, Australia, Spain among a host of key sales on Cannes Competition hit.

Graduation Bacalaureat

Cannes: Mungiu impresses, Dolan disappoints on Screen’s Jury Grid

19-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Graduation, It’s Only The End Of The World and The Unknown Girl all made their bows on today’s Jury Grid.

Mrs B A North Korean Woman

Korea trafficking doc 'Mrs B' set for feature adaptation

19-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based Zorba is developing a slate of Asia-set projects and will produce Jero Yun’s debut fiction feature, Ma Mère.

Paradise 89

Latvia celebrates centennial with $8.5m film fund

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

A total of 16 features will receive funding from the country’s national film centre.

BNFF

Cannes: Tallinn Black Nights launches Storytek

19-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The initiative will support 20 projects exploring alternative storytelling through digital technologies.

The Red Turtle

Sony Pictures Classics acquires animation 'The Red Turtle'

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Animation co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko to join Gilliam's 'Don Quixote'

18-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Terry Gilliam revealed further details about his long in the works Don Quixote film in Cannes.

The Salesman

Amazon Studios buys 'The Salesman', 'The Dressmaker'

18-May-2016 | By

The story of Cannes 2016 continued apace on Wednesday as Asghar Farhadi’s late addition to the Competition became one of the latest titles headed for Prime Video customers.

Amazon's charm tactics cheer a muted Cannes market

18-May-2016 | By

STX made a big splash, while Amazon’s charm offensive overshadowed Netflix.

Screen Cannes 2016 Day 8

Cannes 2016: Screen's dailies

18-May-2016

Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 69th Cannes Film Festival here.

Jason-Ropell

Cannes panel: Theatrical experience key to Amazon strategy

18-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Amazon executives discussed sales companies, emerging filmmakers, women directors and disruption.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry's LA Riots drama 'Kings' sold into Europe

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal takes UK rights for riots drama..

Clash

Cannes UCR opener 'Clash' sold to Europe, Asia

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Post-Egyptian revolution drama set in police van opened Un Certain Regard. 

Cedric Ido

MK2 Films boards Barry and Ido’s comedy 'Chateau'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film is set in Paris’s African neighbourhood of Chateau d’Eau.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

Tennis rivals 'Borg/McEnroe' served to France's Pretty Pictures

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.

One Week And A Day

New Europe scores 'One Week And A Day' sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Asaph Polonsky’s black comedy has gone to Brazil and Italy.

Dias

Japan's Gaga mounts Jonathan English’s 'Dias'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MFI clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.

Merci Patron

Jour2fête docs 'Merci Patron!', 'Robert Doisneau' score sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: French company Jour2fête closes agreements.

Doc Day Cannes 2016

Cannes Doc Day: Making an impact with emotions, not just issues

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Cannes Marche featured an enhanced documentary offering this year.

Oskar Jonasson

Truenorth lines up English-language projects

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The company has added Oskar Jonasson’s The Malaga Prisoner and Michael G Kehoe’s Keflavik to its production slate.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

'Raman Raghav 2.0' star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Indian writer Manto

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.

Cannes: 'Aquarius' debuts strongly on Screen Jury Grid

18-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kleber Mendonca Filho’s film bows third on the list, behind Paterson and table-topper Toni Erdmann.

FilmRise, Content Media strike sales pact

18-May-2016 | By

FilmRise has appointed Content Media Corporation as its exclusive international sales agent.

Joanne Froggatt

Genesius picks up 'Starfish' starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.

AFM projects theatre boost

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: This year’s edition of the market will utilise the renovated Monica Film Center and the Arclight at the Santa Monica Place shopping centre.

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Jodorowsky, Aronofsky head to Reykjavik

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Iceland’s Reykjavik film festival will host both directors at its 13th edition.

US Briefs: GKIDS acquires 'The Girl Without Hands'

18-May-2016 | By

Plus: Adopt takes UCR entry Beyond The Mountains And Hills: Oscilloscope snaps up two.

No Wave

SVoD platform Nowave to launch in UK, France

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Service plans to roll out in 140 countries.

The Suffering

Horror 'The Suffering', 'A Demon Within' acquired

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Companies have taken all international rights on the Robert Hamilton horror from Blue Fox.

Ghent film fest to honour 'Revenant' composer Ryuichi Sakamoto

18-May-2016 | By

Festival’s soundtrack awards will have a TV focus this year, including performances of the Fargo and House Of Cards [picturted] soundtracks.

Robert De Niro

Lazio Film Commission on the rise in Cannes

18-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Projects to receive funding include a remake of Roman Holiday, which the Lazio governor says has attracted interest from Robert De Niro.

Lars von Trier

Lars Von Trier’s 'The House That Jack Built' cuts early deals

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk secures pre-sales on serial killer feature.

Full Speed Ahead

Action comedy 'Full Speed' races across Europe, Asia

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Other Angle also closed deals on 

Frantz

Francois Ozon’s 'Frantz' sold across Europe, South America

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film expected to premiere in A-list autumn festival.

Like Crazy

Paolo Virzi’s 'Like Crazy' sold by Bac

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Road movie has premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves sci-fi 'Replicas' sold around world

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct Chad St John’s sci-fi thriller screenplay.

Insiders, MadRiver consolidate sales operations

17-May-2016 | By

Insiders’ Vincent Maraval and MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Kim Fox have consolidated their international sales operations to form IMR International.

Viva

Mongrel Internartional strikes UK deal on 'Viva'

17-May-2016 | By

Mongrel International has licensed UK rights in Cannes to Viva, last season’s Irish foreign-language Oscar submission.

Andrus Ansip

Ansip offers Digital Single Market reassurance in Cannes

17-May-2016 | By

Talking to Screen in Cannes, the European commissioner said that there had been scaremongering around the issue.

Alberto Barbera

Venice chief Barbara talks festival additions, revamped market

17-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Festival will revamp its market offering this year under the new name Venice Production Bridge.

Scanbox adds 'Like Crazy', 'Clash', 'I, Daniel Blake'

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Company also takes Cannes titles Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, The Salesman.

Anurag Kashyap’s 'Giddy' on US-India genre slate

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films.

Fyodor Bondarchuk

'Stalingrad' team line up sci-fi 'Attraction'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fedor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovsky have revealed their production slate in Cannes.

Boudica

First female-centric film finance initiative launches in Cannes

17-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.

Tara Reid

JC Ollana buys Spanish outfit Rebel Movies

17-May-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

The sales and production company specialises in genre, but is looking to explore other genres.

Twisted Juice

'Twisted Justice' to open NYAFF

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Go Ayano stars in the film crime drama based on detective Yoshiaki Inaba’s autobiography.

Paterson

Cannes: Jim Jarmusch’s 'Paterson' impresses Screen Jury Grid

17-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Drama starring Adam Driver clocked the second highest score of the year.

Xavier Samuel

'Twilight' star joins Australian thriller 'Bad Blood'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Samuel has joined the Australian suspense thriller along with San Andreas actor Morgan Griffin.

Love Is All You Need

Shoreline finds 'Love Is All You Need?'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US sales company has also started talks on Sarah Gordon’s It Had To Be You.

Bugs

Kino Lorber snaps up edible insects doc 'Bugs'

17-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Andreas Johnsen’s documentary debuted at Tribeca.

Directors

Southeast Asia directors line up art-inspired omnibus

17-May-2016 | By

The five award-winning directors will each make a short film inspired by a piece of art from their region.

Outlander

Scottish film studio gets greenlight

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Studio which has hosted Sony’s Outlander [pictured] gets council approval for expansion.

Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

India to receive producers portal

17-May-2016 | By

India’s Minister of State revealed the portal in Cannes.

Endless Poetry

Chile boosts development ties with new funds

17-May-2016 | By

Territory aims to forge stronger ties with five territories here in Cannes to boost co-productions.

Danny Diamondback

Kaleidoscope selling animation 'Danny Diamondback'

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shaun The Sheep director Darren Walsh will helm the feature.

No Filter

FilmSharks trades on 'No Filter' remake rights

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Original racked up more than 1.3 million admissions.

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Cannes hits 'Toni Erdmann', 'Sieranevada' secure sales

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German comedy Toni Erdmann is attracting buyers following a strong critical reception.

A Boy Called Christmas

Studiocanal, Blueprint team for Matt Haig's 'A Boy Called Christmas'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Duo re-team for Matt Haig’s well-received children’s tale about the early life of Father Christmas.

Lake Bodom

Film Constellation aligns for Scandi horror 'Lake Bodom'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fabien Westerhoff’s Film Constellation boards horror Lake Bodom, which is being pitched in Cannes.

Sundance Selects acquires 'I, Daniel Blake'

16-May-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from Wild Bunch to Ken Loach’s Competition entry.

Mohamed Hefzy

'Clash' producer transports Lewis Carroll's Alice to Cairo

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Producer of Un Certain Regard opener Clash lines up new projects, including Lewis Carroll adaptation In The Land Of Wonder.

The White King

Fortissimo sells 'The White King' to Signature for UK

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Signature has picked up rights for the UK and Ireland on Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht’s sci-fi.

Shadow World

Arms trade doc 'Shadow World' acquired for North America

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based documentary specialist kicking off European sales on arms trade exposé at Cannes. 

Peshmerga

Cannes: ‘Peshmerga’ added to special screenings

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The French documentary from director Bernard-Henri Lévy follows Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

IFFR's CineMart, Holland Film Meeting launch co-pro initiative

16-May-2016 | By

BoostNL will aim to increase support for Dutch features and international co-pros presented at the two festivals.

Holliday Grainger

Holliday Grainger, '52 Tuesdays' director team on 'Animals'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Great Expectations star to lead Sophie Hyde-Emma Jane Unsworth adaptation.

Joseph Fiennes to make directorial debut with 'Flush'

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Woolf adaptation Flush is being sold in Cannes.

BFI exterior

BFI mulls covering childcare costs in bid to boost diversity

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

The BFI has said it expects to allocate 50% of its funding to women directors by 2020 - and is considering covering childcare costs for some writers and directors.

Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos’s 'Sacred Deer' sells to France

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer starring Colin Farrell is being sold in Cannes by HanWay Films.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Vendian, Wild Bunch unite with Nicolas Winding Refn

16-May-2016 | By

Vendian Entertainment and Wild Bunch have struck a first-look deal with Nicolas Winding Refn’s Space Rocket that kicks off with Maniac Cop, the first in a planned horror trilogy.

Amanda Seyfried

Myriad strikes key sales on 'The Last Word'

16-May-2016 | By

Myriad Pictures has closed deals in Cannes for Germany, Spain and Italy among others on the drama starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

GLory

'Glory' from 'The Lesson' directors sold to Italy

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian tragi-comedy is from the award-winning directors of The Lesson.

Midi Z

Midi Z's 'Road To Mandalay' secures German co-producer

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ice Poison director Midi Z directs the drama, which is in post-production.

He Even Has Your Eyes

'He Even Has Your Eyes' sold to Germany, Austria

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Cross-cultural adoption tale with a twist sells to Germany. 

Hunt For The WIlderpeople

Protagonist sells out on 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople'

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Taika Waititi’s Sundance premiere has gone to multiple territories, with Vertigo Releasing picking it up for the UK.

Sean Bean

Myriad Pictures boards international sales on 'Drone'

16-May-2016 | By

The US company has closed key territories on the Croisette on its Sean Bean political thriller from Look To The Sky Films and co-produced by Gold Star Productions.

Cheap Thrills

Singapore's mm2, Boulderlight US team for 'Good Match'

16-May-2016 | By

The US-Singapore thriller will start shooting in July.

Olga Kurylenko

First look: Olga Kurylenko in 'Mara'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural horror wrapped this week in the US.

Hatton Garden vault

'The Hatton Garden Heist' to be directed by Gabe Turner

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Class Of 92 producers Fulwell 73 join Metrodome’s crime story.

Anna Serner Audrey Azoulay Alice Bah Kuhnke

Women in film "Wikipedia" planned

16-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Database curated by Swedish Film Institute, which currently includes 700 film-makers, will expand globally.

May 13, 2015

Mrs B A North Korean Woman

Korea trafficking doc 'Mrs B' set for feature adaptation

Paris-based Zorba is developing a slate of Asia-set projects and will produce Jero Yun’s debut fiction feature, Ma Mère.

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