Focus Featuresis bringing three new high-profile acquisitions to AFM in Santa Monica nextmonth, namely Danis Tanovic's Hell, Isabel Coixet's The Secret Life Of Words, and Ol Parker's Click.
Focus will handle all international sales on the features,which are currently in production, and will commence sales at the market, whichruns from Nov 3-10.
Written byKrysztof Piesiewicz as part of his trilogy on Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory for the late Krzysztof Kieslowski, Hell centres on three sisters and theirmother in Paris who are brought together when a terrible secret from their pastrears its head.
EmmanuelleBeart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain and Carole Bouquet star in the picture, whichhas begun an eight-week shoot in Paris. Cedomir Kolar is producing.
The SecretLife Of Words continuesFocus' relationship with Pedro and Agustin Almodovar's El Deseo. It stars SarahPolley, Tim Robbins and Javier Camara.
The storyconcerns a reclusive nurse who abandons her first holiday in many years to workon an oil rig, where she ends up looking after a burns victim.
The Almodovarsare producing the picture, which is currently shooting in Spain and Ireland.
Click tells the story of a girl who falls inlove with someone else on her wedding day. Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, MatthewGoode, and Celia Imrie star.
BarnabyThompson, Sophie Balhetchet, and Andro Steinborn are producing and Parker alsowrote the screenplay.
"It's excitingto be handling such a diverse slate of films," Focus Features co-presidentDavid Linde said in a statement. "All are strong, well-written projects withsmart, compelling plots and appealing casts. We expect immense interest frombuyers at the AFM."
The company's slate of third party acquisitions includesZhang Yimou's Hero And HouseOf Flying Daggers, Pedro Almodovar's TalkTo Her and Bad Education, and, most recently, Ben Younger's Prime and Paul and Chris Weitz's In GoodCompany, formerly Synergy.