Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has taken US, Australian and New Zealand rights to Alain Resnais’ Wild Grassfollowing its premiere at Cannes.
The 87-year-old Resnais received a Special Lifetime Achievement Award on the Croisette, where his film was well received by critics.
Wild Grass is based on Christian Gailly’s 1996 novel L’Incident about a middle-aged man who embarks on a fling when he discovers a lost wallet.
Resnais regulars Andre Dussollier and Sabine Azema star alongside Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos and Anne Consigny. Jean-Louis Livi produced.
SPC negotiated the sale with Alain Vannier and Orly Films and called Resnais “one of the world’s great film masters.”
Wild Grass is the third film produced by Livi that SPC has released after Claude Miller’s 1992’s The Accompanist and Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1994 A Pure Formality.