Danish distributor also takes on Wiseman’s La Danse, hit Easy Money and A Somewhat Gentle Man.
Danish distributor Camera Film acquired several films out of Cannes. From NonStop (which had Scandinavian rights), Camera took Danish rights to Ken Loach’s Route Irish and Grand Prix winner Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men.
Camera did a direct deal with Memento Films for Julie Bertuccelli’s Cannes Closing Film The Tree, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marton Csokas.
Also during Cannes, Camera finalised a deal for La Danse by Frederick Wiseman, a documentary about the Paris Opera Ballet.
Just before Cannes, Camera acquired Daniel Espinosa’s hit Easy Money (Snabba Cash) and Hans Petter Moland’s A Somewhat Gentle Man from TrustNordisk, with support from the new slate funding scheme Nordic High Five.
Kim Foss, managing director of Camera Film, tells Screen: “People were generally moaning about the programme, but as last year we got what we came for: High quality films which bridge finely tuned storytelling with urgency and topicality. On top off that we also acquired the latest picture featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg, who already demonstrated her special affection for trees in Antichrist. Danish audiences loved her for that. They will love her equally much in Julie Bertucelli’s wonderfully touching film.”
Camera’s other forthcoming releases include Jessica Hausner’s Lourdes, Rachid Bouchareb’s London River, and Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke.
The company’s past acquisitions include Palme d’Or winners The White Ribbon and The Class. Camera Film is the sister company of Copenhagen arthouse multiplex Grand Teatret.