Alliance Atlantis Pictures International has sold Denys Arcand's Stardom, which closed this year's Cannes Film Festival, to a slew of territories including Germany, where the picture went to Arthaus, and Rentrack in Japan.
The film also went to Spring Cinema for Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, Cinemien for Benelux, Triangle Films for Scandinavia, Vision Africa for South Africa, Shaw Renters for Singapore, Forum Films for Israel, Worldvision for CIS, Associated Euromedia for Turkey, Femeway for Greece, Myndform for Iceland, Suraya Filem Productions for Malaysia and Soloplan for Poland. A US deal is set to be announced imminently.
According to Mark Horowitz, president of Alliance Atlantis Pictures International, the picture was only screened for buyers three days before Cannes finished and deals were struck in the last stages of the market.
Pathe had acquired French distribution rights to Stardom before Cannes, and Alliance Atlantis will release the film in the UK through Momentum Pictures, its joint venture with Kinowelt.
Produced by Robert Lantos and Denise Robert, Stardom stars Jessica Pare, Dan Aykroyd, Charles Berling, Robert Lepage, Thomas Gibson and Frank Langella. Pare plays a small-town girl who through a series of circumstances becomes the toast of Canada's fashion world.