US independent distributorKino International has picked up US rights to two 2004 pictures - Yvan Attal's HappilyEver After (Ils Se Marierent Et Eurent Beaucoup D'Enfants) andFrench/Israeli co-production Or directed by Keren Yedaya.
The romantic comedy HappilyEver After (Ils Se Marierent Et Eurent Beaucoup D'Enfants) stars CharlotteGainsbourg, Emmanuelle Seigner, Alain Chabat and Attal, and centres on thesexual politics that engulf two Parisian couples and a single man. Featuring acameo from Johnny Depp, the film is a sequel of sorts to Attal's Ma FemmeEst Une Actrice and played at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.The deal was concluded with Pathe International.
The film will play as partof the 2004 Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York next month (March 12 to21).
French-Israeli co-productionOr won the Camera d'Or at Cannes last year and tells of a Tel Aviv girlwho tries to help her ailing prostitute mother by entering the professionherself. Ronit Elkabetz and Dana Ivgi star. Kino bought the film from salesagent Transfax.
In addition to its Cannessuccess, Or won the best film trophy at last year's Jerusalem FilmFestival.
Recent Kino Internationalreleases include the re-issue of Wong Kar-Wai's Days Of Being Wild,Manoel de Oliveira's A Talking Picture, and the Kino/HBO documentary Watermarks.
The company this week boughtUS rights to Volker Schloendorff's World War II drama The Ninth Day fromTelepool.