The arrangement follows previous collaborations on such films as Sundance world premiere Hobo With A Shotgun, The Red Violin, Blindness and Passchendale.

Niv Fichman’s Rhombus now has access to Alliance’s distribution partnership, which includes Momentum in the UK and Aurum in Spain.

Alliance Films will release Hobo With A Shotgun in Canada and the UK. The film stars Rutger Hauer and is set to premiere in park City on Friday [22]. Magnolia Pictures holds US rights and TF1 is handling international sales.

“Rhombus Media has a brilliant reputation for sourcing and developing award-winning material and we’re delighted to cement our relationship with them,” Alliance’s president of worldwide distribution Xavier Marchand said. “Furthermore, we’ve built a strong slate of acquisitions in advance of Sundance and look forward to unveiling them around the world this coming year.”

“We have worked with Alliance for over a decade and are now fully integrated in every step of the process from initial development to final release,” Fichman added. “I can not imagine a better and more seamless producer/distributor relationship anywhere.”

Alliance Films has made a number of acquisitions in advance of Sundance, taking The Son Of No One for Canada and Spain, The Troll Hunter for Canada and the UK, The Guard for Canada, and Flypaper for Spain.