Independent Belgian distributor Cineart arrives in Cannes with two new pickups, Amreeka and L’Armee Du Crime.
Amreeka, a Quinzaine title directed by Cherien Dabi was sold by E1 International and Robert Guediguian’s L’Armee Du Crime was sold by StudioCanal.
Other Cannes titles it has already snapped up include Lou Ye’s Spring Fever from Wild Bunch and anarchic animated comedy A Town Called Panic from CoProduction Office, Ken Loach’s Looking For Eric and Gaspar Noe’s Enter The Void from Wild Bunch, Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank from ContentFilm International, and Elia Suleiman’s The Time That Remains from Wild Bunch.
Cineart had already bought Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon from Les Films Du Losange and Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and Marina De Van’s Don’t Look Back from Wild Bunch.
Even with this many titles already picked up, the buyer, which often takes Benelux as well as Belgian rights, is looking for further acquisitions here on the Croisette - a sign that this year’s festival is offering rich pickings for well-resourced art house distributors.