Berlinale opening film Benoit Jacquot’s Farewell, My Queen (sold by Elle Driver) has been snapped up for US distribution by by Cohen Media Group.
The deal was negotiated by Gary Rubin, Cohen Media Group’s executive vice president, who handles acquisitions for the company, and Adeline Fontan Tessaur co/director of Elle Driver, it was confirmed today by Charles S. Cohen, chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group.
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“We are proud for the opportunity to present the latest film by the internationally renowned director, Benoit Jacquot. This continues our commitment to bring the highest quality films by the directors we and film enthusiasts most admire to audiences in the United States,” Cohen commented.
“This film is very special to us and we are greatly encouraged in knowing that it is in CMG’s expert hands. Our confidence is rooted in the fact that the Cohen Media Group has clearly demonstrated a particular understanding and interest in unique films; films like Farewell, My Queen,” . Fontan Tessaur stated.
CMG produced Oscar nominee Frozen River in 2008. The producer-distributor’s upcoming releases include The Lady, The Awakening and Confessions Of A Child Of The Century.
Farewell, My Queen stars Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette. Further deals on the film are expected to be announced shortly.