Domenico Procacci'sFandango is ramping up its upcoming distribution slate with several newacquisitions, including two Cannes competition titles.
Rome-basedFandango has snapped up Italian distribution rights to Cannes jury prize winner, Red Road. Sold by Trust Film Sales, Andrea Arnold'sdrama is the first of three films to be made through Lars von Trier's Advanced Party scheme which sees directors workwith the same characters, created by Lone Scherfigand Anders Thomas Jensen.
Fandangohas also bought Adrian Caetano's buzz competitiontitle, Buenos Aires 1977 (Cronica De UnaFuga), an Argentine political thriller sold by Wild Bunch.
Othernew acquisitions for Procacci include Werner Herzog'sdocumentary The White Diamond, aboutan expedition into the rainforest, and veteran Argentine director Fernando Solanas's documentary, LaMemoria Del Saqueo,about the political, social and financial scandals that caused Argentina's economy to implode.
Fandango'supcoming slate also includes Robert Connolly's comedy, Three Dollars, and Michael Glawogger'saward-winning documentary Workingman'sDeath.
Meanwhile,in Cannes, arthouse distributorMikado acquired Italian rights to Un Certain Regard title The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de Pages)by France's Denis Dercourt, as well as Manoel deOliveira's upcoming project, Belle Toujours. A sequel to Luis Bunuel'sclassic film Belle De Jour, the moviestars Bulle Ogier and iscurrently in post.
Inaddition, Vania Traxler'sLady Film has picked up Italian rights to Tony Gatlif'sCannes closing film Transylvania. Lady has also added two comedies to its slate:Emmanuel Mouret's Directors Fortnight title Changement d'Adresse,and Elsa & Fred, a film by MarcosCarnevale about the love between two 80-year-olds.