The distributor has pounced on all North American rights to Bruno Dumont’s Cannes competition selection and upcoming world premiere.
Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi star in the drama produced by 3B Productions and co-produced by Arte French Cinema, Pictanovo, Twenty Twenty Vision in association with CNC, Canal +, Arte/WDR and Region Nord Pas de Calais.
Slack Bay takes place in summer 1910 as a pair of inspectors investigate a case of missing tourists on the Channel coast, near a community of fishermen and oyster farmers where a love story plays out between two notorious families.
The film will mark Dumont’s third to premiere in competition on the Croisette. He has previously won grand prix for Humanité and Flanders.
CEO Richard Lorber negotiated the deal with Tanja Meissner, head of sales at worldwide sales agent Memento Films International.
Kino Lorber has collaborated with Dumont on the release of Humanité and Flanders, as well as Life Of Jesus, Camille Claudel 1915 and L’il Quinquin.