Picturehouse Entertainment has acquired UK and Ireland rights to Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight title Paris Memories, by Alice Winocour, from Pathé International.
The French-language drama stars Virginie Efira, whose screen credits include Paul Verhoeven’s Elle and Benedetta, as a woman struggling to get her life back on track three months after surviving a terrorist attack in Paris.
Winocour collaborated on the screenplay with Happening screenwriter Marcia Romano and Jean-Stéphane Bron, with Dharmsala’s Isabelle Madelaine and Darius Film’s Emilie Tisné producing.
It is the second time Picturehouse have picked up a Winocour film, the first being 2019 TIFF title Proxima.
Clare Binns, managing director of Picturehouse, said: ”Paris Memories is a film that profoundly moved us in Cannes. This vivid and intelligent film proves once again that Alice is one of the great auteurs working today. We are thrilled to continue our relationship with this gifted director and to bring her wonderful film to cinema audiences in the UK.”
The film will also screen at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, September 8-18) as part of the Gala Presentations.
Picturehouse have acquired multiple Cannes titles over the last few months, including Corsage, Broker and Tori And Lokita.