Distrib Films has acquired all US rights to Philippe Garrel’s Jealousy, which premiered at Venice 2013 and stars Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Rebecca Conevant, Olga Milshtein and Esther Garrel.
Philippe Garrel wrote the screenplay with Caroline Deruas, Marc Cholodenko and Arlette Langmann. The producer is Saïd Ben Saïd of SBS Productions.
Distrib, a Paris-based company that specialises in releasing French films in the US, acquired rights from Wild Bunch to the story of a man who leaves his family for an actress. Distrib plans a summer theatrical release.
“Philippe Garrel is one of the world’s great filmmakers,” said Distrib president Françoise Scippa-Kohn. “Jealousy is not only one of his most beautiful films but also his most accessible. We hope we can make this his most successful film in America ever.”