Leading independent Benelux distributor Cineart has revealed details of its latest round of acquisitions.
Adding to its roster of this year’s Cannes competition titles, the company has now picked up Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (sold by Sierra/Affinity.) Cineart has also swooped to pre-buy Refn’s next film, Only God Forgives (sold by Gaumont and Wild Bunch and starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas).
Meanwhile, from Wild Bunch, Cineart has also taken Benelux rights on Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist (which won the best actor in Cannes for Jean Dujardan.) Also from Wild Bunch, Cineart has bought Asterix & Obelix 3D: God Save Britannia and Valerie Donzelli’s critical hit Declaration Of War.
Among local titles, Cineart has pre-bought Camille Borgman, the latest from cult Dutch auteur Alex Van Warmerdam. Graniet Film produces, and the project was presented at Rotterdam’s CineMart earlier this year. The financing is currently being completed with the aim of Van Warmerdam shooting early next year.
“Cineart is a company that does quality film, regardless of the size or the provenance,” stated Marc Smit, Chairman and Co-General Manager. “Within that, we have the usual authors but also we have sometimes family quality titles.”