The distributor has pounced on US rights to Pathe International’s comedy drama set during the Margaret Thatcher regime that closed the recent Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes.


Pride will launch in limited release on September 19 and stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer.

Matthew Warchus directed from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford about gay activists who head off to donate their fundraising efforts to striking miners in Wales.

David Livingstone produced with Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and James Clayton serving as executive producers. 

Pathe is distributing directly in the UK and France.

Pathe International handles international sales and has concluded agreements with Germany (Senator), Italy (Teodora), Spain (Golem), Australia (Entertainment One), Benelux (Lumiere), Czech Republic and Solvenia (Film Europe), Denmark (Camera Films), Finland (Cinemamondo), Israel (Lev), Norway (Arthaus), Portugal (Lusamondo), South Africa (Videovison) and Sweden (Triart).