Pyramide International'scollection of newly-remastered Louis Malle films has sold strongly at Cannes.

The UK's Optimum, Italy'sMikado, Lumiere in Benelux and Avalon Productions in Spain are among thebuyers.

This follows on fromprevious sales to US distributor Criterion and Arte for France in dealsbrokered by Malle's son Manuel via his company NEF.

Pyramide's Malle collectionis comprised of 11 feature films, including Les Amants and Au Revoir Les Enfants, and six documentaries, and the French sales companyhas rights outside the US and France.

Malle, who made films inboth English and French, at home and in America, died nearly ten years ago inCalifornia.

His illustrious body of workalso included Lacombe, Lucien, Zazie Dans Le Metro, Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud,Le Souffle Au Coeur and AtlanticCity.

The Cannes Classics sectionof the festival will screen Malle's Le Feu Follet on Tuesday.

In further re-issue news,Paris-based Films Sans Frontieres has won an interim ruling that confirms it asthe owner of Luis Bunuel's Los Olivados. It appears that Mexicancompany Televisa had claimed ownership though Films Sans Frotieres says it hasbeen busy restoring Bunuel's films for the past ten years including LosOlivados.