Amsterdam-based Benelux distributor A-Film, which buys both arthouse and mainstream fare, has been on an acquisition drive in Cannes.
During the festival, the company acquired new films from (among others) Aki Kaurismaki, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Soderbergh and Terrence Malick.
Another acquisition was PT Anderson Untitled, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, directed by Paul T. Anderson. The Weinstein Company holds worldwide distribution rights to the film.
A-Film has also taken Magic Mike, the new Steven Soderbergh title sold by FilmNation.
From HanWay, the outfit bought Steven Shainberg’s The Big Shoe.
Another pick-up is David O’Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, with Mark Wahlberg and Anne Hathaway will play the leading roles. This was bought through the Weinstein Company.
From Wild Bunch, the Dutch distributor has taken portmanteau picture 7 Days in Havana directed by Laurent Cantet, Benicio Del Toro, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noé, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio and Pablo Trapero.
Other acquisitions include: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s I Wish (Wild Bunch) and Eric Khoo’s Tatsumi (Match Factory).
A-Film also acquired two 3D projects - Nurse 3D from Lionsgate and The Biggest Movie Ever Made 3D from Icon.
Other A-Film acquisitions through its Relativity deal include The Crow by starring Bradley Cooper, Safe Haven based on a novel from bestselling writer Nicolas Sparks and Hunter/Killer by Philip Noyce. A-Film had already purchased the right for the new, as yet untitled film from Terrence Malick film from FilmNation.