The distributor has picked up US rights from Berlin-based Films Boutique to Alexander Sokurov’s recent Venice and Toronto selection. Separately, SPHE and Discovery have signed a home entertainment pact.


Francophonia recounts how the Louvre’s director and a Nazi officer saved the gallery’s collection during WWII and uses that episode as a jumping-off point for an essay on culture.

The film won the prize for Best European Film in Competition in Venice. Music Box plans a spring 2016 theatrical release. The film opens in France in November 2015.

  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Discovery Communications have signed a multi-year physical home entertainment distribution agreement for Discovery’s catalogue and future release slate throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. The deal will kick off this autumn and titles include Racing Extinctionand Bear Grylls: Breaking Point