One-year-old Italian distributor Key Films unveiled its debut production slate at last week's Professional Screening Days in Sorrento, which includes projects from Lasse Hallstrom, Mira Nair and Lisanne Skyler in addition to Thomas Vinterberg's previously announced US-set love story It's All About Love.
Founded by former Lucky Red chief Kermit Smith, the fast-growing arthouse distributor is set to co-produce Nair's Delhi.com (Monsoon Wedding), with Germany's Pandora Films, and Hallstrom's upcoming Sebastian's Love.
Key will also co-produce Skyler's second feature, Rules Of The Wild, with Mike Figgis' Red Mullet. Skyler's debut film, Getting To Know You, was the first film released by Key in 1999. Smith will be one of Rules' producers, along with Figgis and Annie Stewart.
Key will also finance post-production on Lynne Stopkewich's Suspicious River. Vinterberg's It's All About Love, set to shoot in New York next spring, is a co-production with Denmark's Nimbus Films, the UK's FilmFour and Germany's Senator.
Key has also created three new releasing arms to present its diverse product: Box Office, Arthouse, and Key Cult. Box Office includes titles such as Rob Cohen's The Skulls and Patrice LeConte's Widow Of Saint-Pierre. The Arthouse arm will release UK crowd-pleaser Saving Grace, directed by Nigel Cole, and Domink Moll's Harry, Un Ami Vous Veut Du Bien. Key Cult will handle titles such as The Terrorist by Indian DoP-turned-director Santosh Sivan and Rotterdam Tiger award winner Suzhou River by Lou Ye.