Sources confirmed that The Weinstein Company had paid $3m for North America, the UK and France on The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby and $2m for US on The Railway Man. Both will open in 2014.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate/Roadside is reported to have acquired US rights from CAA to festival closer Life Of Crime.

Ned Benson directed The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby:Her for New York-based Unison Films.

The companion pieces star James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain in the story of a fading relationship told from the perspective of each protagonist.

WME and Myriad Pictures represented US rights and the latter handles international sales.

TWC struck the deal for The Railway Man with CAA. Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in Jonathan Teplitzky’s drama about Eric Lomax, a British solider forced to work on the Thailand Death Railway in the Second World War.