Alta Films has picked up three Cannes competition titles, Ken Loach’s Looking For Eric, Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet and Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, for distribution in Spain.
The Spanish distributor bought Looking for Eric from Wild Bunch, A Prophet from Celluloid Dreams and Fish Tankfrom ContentFilm International.
Alta was a co-produver on Loach’s film, which is written by Loach’s long time collaborator Paul Laverty, and co-produced by Rebecca O’Brien. Executive producers include Cantona, who has an extended cameo in the film, alongside Why Not Production’s Pascal Caucheteaux and Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval. IFC Films has already taken US rights.
Audiard’s gripping, violent prison drama A Prophet is also produced by Why Not Productions, alongside Page 114, Chic Films, France 2 Cinema, UGC Images and BIM Distribuzione.
Arnold’s Fish Tank, a follow up to her Bafta and Cannes award winning film Red Road, stars Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katie Jarvis in the story of a 15 year old girl whose life is turned upside-down when her mother brings home a new boyfriend.
Kees Kasander and Nick Laws produced while Paul Trijbits and Christine Langan served as executive producers alongside David Thompson for BBC Films. MK2 has already taken French distribution rights to the film.
The Spanish release dates for the films are yet to be confirmed.