Distributors from the territories of the former Yugoslavia have acquired rights to a number of films from Cannes official programme and Marche.
Belgrade-based Megacom Film took the Grand Prix winners Once Upon A Time In Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and The Kid With A Bike by the Dardenne brothers; Lars von Trier’s Melancholia which brought won the best actress prize for Kirsten Dunst; Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre, the winner of FIPRESCI award and special prize of the Ecumenical Jury; Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place which took the best film award of the Ecumenical Jury; and Maiwenn’s Poliss which won the Special Jury Prize.
Megacom also purchased Nanni Moretti’s We Have A Pope, Bertrand Bonello’s House Of Tolerance, and Radu Mihaleanu’s The Source. The rights to all these titles have been acquired for all territories of the former Yugoslavia.
Slovenia’s Cinemania Group and Croatia’s Discovery Film jointly purchased rights for the same region for Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter, Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, and a number of films from the Marche and in pre-sales, including Hyde Park On Hudson, Mr. Pip, Moonrise Kingdom from Focus; Seven Psychopaths, Great Expectations, Cherub, The Big Shoe from HanWay; and Lay The Favorite, Shadow Dancer, Twice Born and Yellow from Wild Bunch.
Belgrade’s Tuck Vision has the Palme d’Or winner Tree Of Life, out-of-competition titles The Beaver by Jodie Foster and Restless by Gus Van Sant, as well as Pompeii, Tarzan 3D, Warm Bodies and Step Up 4 for theatrical distribution in Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania.
In addition, distributor Cinears from Belgrade which will close next month and work through its former outlet Cinestar, has Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In for the countries of the former Yugoslavia.
Out of most notable Cannes films, the rights to Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin, and Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist are still available for all the territories of the former Yugoslavia.