Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to the Berlinale selection 45 Years starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. Separately, The Orchard has acquired Cartel Land while monterey media will release Runoff.

Andrew Haigh directed and adapted the screenplay from the short story by David Constantine about a couple whose 45th anniversary celebrations are stymied when the body of the man’s former girlfriend is found frozen in ice 50 years after her death in the Swiss Alps.

Tristan Goligher of London-based The Bureau produce, while the executive producers are Christopher Collins, Lizzie Francke, Sam Lavender, Tessa Ross, Richard Holmes and Vincent Gadelle.

The BFI, Film4 and Creative England financed 45 Years and Film4 and the BFI jointly developed the film.

IFC distributed Haigh’s 2011 SXSW entry Weekend.

Arianna Bocco brokered the deal with Match Factory on behalf of the film-makers.

  • The Orchard has acquired North American theatrical and digital rights to Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land, winner of the Sundance Directing Award and Special Jury Award for Cinematography in US Documentary Competition. The Orchard brokered the dal with Cinetic Media and plans a 2015 theatrical release for the film about vigilante groups fighting the Mexican drug cartels.
  • monterey media has taken North American rights to Kimberly Levin’s Runoff and plans a late spring theatrical launch for the farm town drama. The distributor negotiated the deal with Mark Urman, producer Kurt Pitzer and executive producers Will Battersby and Peter Askin.