Asian and Latin American distributors fall for Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner Amour.
Paris-based producer and sales agent Les Films du Losange has closed a final slew of big territories on Mickael Haneke’s tale of octogenarian Amour following its Palme d’Or win at Cannes.
“The film was already sold in some 30 territories before the festival but at Cannes we closed a number of key Asian and Latin American territories,” commented head of international sales Agathe Valentin.
In Latin America, Amour was sold to Argentina (CDI Films), Brazil (Imovision), Colombia (Babilla Cine) and Mexico (Mantarraya).
In Asia, the picture was acquired for Japan (Longride), Korea (Tcast), Hong Kong (First Distributors) and Taiwan (Swallow Wings Films). Transmission Films picked the film up for Australia.
The 30-odd pre-sales prior to Cannes included to Artificial Eye for the U.K. and Sony Pictures Classics, which is planning a December 19 release in the United States.
Other films racking up sales on the Losange slate included Belgian director Joachim Lafosse’s Un Certain Regard screener Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) for which Emilie Dequenne won best actress in the selection.
The film was sold to Greece (One From The Heart), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), the UK (Peccadillo), and Benelux (O’Brother). Valentin also noted strong interest from the US, Australia, Italy and Russia.
Les Films du Losange will release the film in France on Aug 22.
The company also sealed its first big sale on Arnaud Des Palliere’s Michael Kohlhaas, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Bruno Ganz, to Artificial Eye for the UK.