Alliance Atlantis is to handle international sales rights on Benoit Jacquot's Benjamin Constant's Adolphe starring Isabelle Adjani and to Dylan Kidd's Roger Dodger starring Campbell Scott and Isabella Rossellini. Charlotte Mickie, managing director, international motion picture sales at Alliance Atlantis Entertainment Group is handling the two films which are both playing at the Toronto Film Festival.
Mickie secured Adolphe from producers ARP Selection, which also co-financed and handles French distribution on Atom Egoyan's Ararat which is an Alliance Atlantis production. She negotiated rights from Laurent Petin and Michele Halberstadt-Petin of ARP Selection.
Adjani stars in the film with Jean Yanne who plays the title role from Constant's classic nineteenth century novel. He is an idle young man who decides to seduce a vulnerable woman in her thirties but falls out of love with her the more she falls for him.
Roger Dodger, which world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in May, was already acquired by Artisan Entertainment for domestic distribution. The critically acclaimed film stars Scott as an advertising executive in New York who takes on an ingenuous young man (Jesse Eisenberg) as his protege in life for one day. Critics at Toronto have compared the film to Neil Labute's In The Company Of Men - on which Mickie also handled sales - as a contemporary study of male attitudes. Artisan will release the film on Oct 25 in the US. Alliance Atlantis acquired rights from the production company Holedigger Films.
Alliance Atlantis is also selling a slew of pictures in Toronto including Neil Jordan's The Good Thief, Michael Moore's Bowling For Columbine, David Caesar's Dirty Deeds, Manon Briand's La Turbulence Des Fluides and Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar.