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Samuel Goldwyn Films takes US rights to Renoir

The distributor has swooped on Gilles Bourdos’ drama ahead of its world premiere as the closing night film of Un Certain Regard on May 25.

Goldwyn has scheduled a spring 2013 release for Renoir, which chronicles the life of the celebrated painter, his iconic filmmaker son Jean and their muse and is set in the Côte d’Azur in 1915.

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Olivier Delbosc and Marc Missonnier produced and Christine De Jekel serves as executive producer.

Goldwyn’s general counsel and VP of development Ian Puente and SVP of acquisitions Peter Goldwyn negotiated the deal with Carole Baraton and Antoine Zylberberg of Wild Bunch.

“I was captivated by the script from the first page and cannot wait to bring this film to American audiences,” Goldwyn said. “Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s work speaks for itself – he is one of the most gifted painters the world has ever seen while his son Jean is one of the most important filmmakers of our time. We feel extremely fortunate to bring such indelible icons to life.”

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