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Sundance Selects acquires Roman Polanski’s Venus In Fur

Sundance Selects announced on Wednesday [5] its latest acquisition from Cannes, taking US rights from Resolution’s Jeff Berg to Roman Polanski’s Venus In Fur.

The competition entry stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric in the adaptation of David Ives’ Broadway play about a game of cat-and-mouse between a brilliant director and a pushy actress.

Polanski and Ives adapted the screenplay and Polanski’s longtime collaborators Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde produced the Cannes competition entry. Berg is Polanski’s longtime agent.

During the festival Sundance Selects acquired or announced it had acquired Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Clio Barnard’s Directors’ Fortnight entry The Selfish Giant, Francois Ozon’s competition title Young & Beautiful, and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night starring Marion Cotillard, currently in pre-production.

  • Screen Media Films picked up in Cannes the French crime thriller Paris Countdown and will release on VoD in September followed by theatrical roll-out in October. Screen Media negotiated the deal with Gaumont.

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