Ken Park, the new drama co-directed by controversial US film-maker Larry Clark and cinematographer Edward Lachman, has been picked up by Fortissimo Film Sales.
The film, which recently completed principal photography, is a disquieting look at a group of in-line skaters in San Joaquin, California. Written by professional rebel and regular Clark collaborator Harmony Korine, Ken Park stars newcomer Adam Chubuck, Amanda Plummer, Bill Fagerbakke, Eddie Daniels and Harrison Young.
Fortissimo acquired the film from Olivier Bremond and Pascal Breton's French outfit Marathon, which produced the film in association with Kees Kasander's Kasander Film Company and Busy Bee Productions. It was executive produced by Jean-Louis Piel.
"Ken Park is a highly-anticipated feature from one of the most innovative directors in independent cinema, in collaboration with one of the industry's most respected cinematographers," said Wouter Barendrecht, co-chief of Fortissimo.
Earlier this month the company announced that it had picked up Deepa Metha's Bollywood Hollywood, a Toronto-set romantic comedy.
Also on Fortissimo's Cannes slate is Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Directors' Fortnight entry Mon-Rak Transistor; Peter Greenaway's The Tulse Luper Suitcases, which is also produced by Kasander; Killer Films' forthcoming Party Monster; and, Springtime In A Small Town, Tian Zhuanhzhuang's re-working of a classic Chinese picture which is tipped for a prominent slot at Venice.