Benelux’s leading arthouse buyers have confirmed their latest acquisitions at the Cannes Marché du Film.
Cineart has added Life Itself (sold by FilmNation) and The Children’s Act, both sold by FilmNation, Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary (Altitude), Laszlo Nemes’ Sunset (Playtime) and Ari Folman’s animated Anne Frank feature, Where Is Anne Frank (Wild Bunch), to its distribution roster.
These titles complement the eight features in official selection that Cineart has already acquired. From the Competition line-up, the company has Everybody Knows, Christophe Honore’s Sorry Angel, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Matteo Garrone’s Dogman and Eva Husson’s Girls Of The Sun. It also has Un Certain Regard title Les Chatouilles, Directors’ Fortnight entry Miraï and Critics’ Week title Nos Batailles.
Cineart will also resume its long-standing relationship with the Dardennes on their new film, Ahmed, which is being pre-sold by Wild Bunch in the market.
Meanwhile, Pim Hermeling’s September Film Distribution has also confirmed its latest pick-ups. The company’s Competition titles include Shoplifters from Hirokazu Kore-eda and The Wild Pear Tree from Nuri Bilge Ceylan. September also has Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built (screening out of competition.) It has also picked up a brace of films from Mia Hansen-Løve - Maya (sold by Orange Studio) and Bergman’s Island (sold by Kinology).